Winner of the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice Film Festival, Pieta portrays the troubling relationship between a hoodium and a mysterious middle-aged woman who claims to be his long-lost mother, mixing Christian symbolism and gory content. Introduction by Laura Shearer, film blogger.
On the occasion of JeeYoung Lee's exhibition Stage of Mind at the Naughton Gallery, a series of film has been selected to give you a flavour of contemporary South Korean cinema. These films present an unsettling mix of stylish visuals, surreal fantasy, and shocking violence, in which the female characters are portrayed as emblems of salvation, revenge, or social injustice. All film screenings will take place at Queens Film Theatre.