Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21
SPLIT (스플릿) – MIDWEST PREMIERE
Director: Choi Kook-hee
Starring: Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee David, Chung Sung-wha
Film Source: Opus Pictures
S. Korea | 2016 | 121 Minutes | In Korean w/English subs | Comedy-cum-sports-thriller
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Synopsis: In this directorial debut, Cheoi-Jong (Yoo Ji-Tae) was once a legendary professional bowler, but a devastating accident ends his promising career. Now, he feebly bowls in underground matches organized by Hee-jin (Lee Jung-Hyun), an owner of a bowling alley deep in debt. Despite high stakes bets fortune alludes them until they spot an autistic-savant named Young-Hoon (David Lee) whose bizarre zen-like methods of bowling make him the most indomitable adversary the game has ever seen.
“Nearly every frame in Split has a vibrant, gorgeously saturated palette, and the production registers at a typically high Korean standard,”- The Hollywood Reporter
"Split bowls its way into hearts" - Koreajoongangdaily.com
"....bowling is presented in quite impressive fashion, with the concept benefitting the most by Baek Yoon-seok's cinematography, which gives the bowling alleys a colorful and very pleasant feeling, and Kim Sun-min's editing. Particularly the latter manages to retain a sense of agony through the majority of the matches, with some fast but very accurate cuts." - Hancinema.net
Winner of 2nd Audience Choice Award - Udine Far East Film Festival 2017.