Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season III Opener:
SORI: VOICE FROM THE HEART (ROBOT, SORI)
Saturday, September 17, 1:30 PM @ Wilmette Theatre followed by an afternoon tea party at the lobby of the theatre. Suitable for all ages.
Directed by: Lee Ho-Jae
Starring: Lee Sung-min, Lee Hee-joon and Lee Honey
South Korea | 2016 | 117 min | DCP | Korean w/subtitles
Veteran actor Lee Sung-min (best known for Broken, Venus Talk), after a long career as a villain in supporting roles, gives us an award-winning performance as an ordinary person dealing with ordinary life experiences. Together with a robot named SORI, director Lee surprises audiences throughout the movie as this eccentric pair go on a journey in search of their separate “targets”.
Come join us at this heartwarming APUC Season III opener that is suitable for all ages.
Director Lee Ho-jae will be in attendance to share his creative ideas about making a movie depicting a relationship between a robot and a grief-stricken father.
"Eccentric, outlandish and filled with surprises"
- Darcy Paquet review for Udine Far East Film Festival
"A creative and oddball meditation on grief and acceptance.”
- Elizabeth Kerr review for Filmart/Hong Kong
"Part quirky comedy and part techno-thriller"
- Rupert Bottenberg review for Fantasia 2016
Director's BIO - Born in 1971, Lee Ho-jae received his B.A. in Film from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he directed a short film Absolute Pitch (2003). He made his director debut in Korea with The Scam (2009), a stock market thriller which sold 1.5 million admissions. In the years following he directed a short film Vertical Limit (2010) and also was one of the writers on Lee Won-suk's romantic comedy How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (2013). Sori: Voice from the Heart is his second feature.
Tickets are to include the post-screening discussion, a specially brewed-organic Tea party courtesy of TEA GSCHWENDNER with assorted desserts plus opportunity to meet up w/director.
General Admission $25, Special for Twos @$20 each, Seniors/Students at $18 ea.
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