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University to Host Korean Film Festival

January 20, 1998|LISA ADDISON

"Post-Colonial Classics of Korean Cinema," a film festival spanning the 1940s to contemporary times, will begin Saturday at UC Irvine.

Director Kim Ki-yong's "The Housemaid" and Chang Son-wu's "Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi" will be shown.

The series brings together a number of films making their U.S. premieres; they have been newly printed with English subtitles.

Chungmoo Choi, associate professor of East Asian languages and literature and co-director of the festival, said the screenings will showcase efforts to establish a Korean film archive on campus.

"Hopefully, UCI will become a center of Korean film studies in the United States," she said. "Korean film has basically been ignored in this country or has not been discovered."

The festival will close April 3. Tickets are $6; $4 for faculty, staff, students and seniors.

Information: (714) 824-7418.

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