The following article was published on October 16 on KDramaStars.
Actress Go Ah Sung will kick off the 13th New York Korean Film Festival with an appearance during the Opening Night screening of the psychological thriller, “Office.”
On October 15, The Korea Society and Subway Cinema announced the lineup for the upcoming film event, which will be held at the Museum of the Museum of the Moving Image from November 6 through November 11.
Go Ah Sung (Heard it from the Grapevine, Snowpiercer) and director Hong Won Chan will appear at the Opening Night festivities, as “Office” makes its New York City premiere on November 6 at 6:30 p.m.
“Office” provides a horrifically cynical examination of the Korean corporate environment, as it follows the exploits of a middle manager who gruesomely slays his family, before returning to the workplace.
Go portrays Lee Mi Rye, an intern who becomes embroiled in the murder investigation.
“Office” received widespread critical acclaim, after its world premiere in the Midnight Screenings division at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Director Ryoo Seung Wan will appear at the festival on November 8, at the screening of the blockbuster crime noir, “Veteran.”
The esteemed auteur is best known for his work on iconic Korean films including “No Blood No Tears” and “The Berlin File.”
“Confession” director Lee Do Yun and “The Shameless” director Oh Seung Uk will also appear at the screenings of their films. The guest lineup is also bolstered by the presence of “Madonna” director Shin Su Won and Kang Hyo Ji, the director of “Wonderful Nightmare.”
“Assassination” and “The Beauty Inside” will also screen at the festival.
Advance tickets for the 13th New York Korean Film Festival will go on sale on October 21, through the Museum of the Moving Image website .
Opening Night tickets are priced at $20 for general admission. Tickets for Korea Society members and Museum of the Moving Image film lovers are priced at $12. All other screenings are $12 for general admission and $7 for other members.
Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to “Rhythm Ta,” she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).