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Korean Cinema's Golden Decade: The 1960s

Film at Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema present “Korean Cinema’s Golden Decade: The 1960s" from September 1-17, a sweeping retrospective that features 24 films from this remarkable period in Korean film history. The series is one of the largest retrospectives ever of 1960s Korean Cinema outside of Korea, including many rarely screened films, several presented on 35mm archival prints.

Long before Bong Joon Ho, Hong Sangsoo, and Park Chan-wook catapulted South Korean cinema onto the world stage, the foundation of their country’s film industry formed in the aftermath of the Korean War. The period kickstarted a wealth of eclectic and innovative filmmaking that culminated in the 1960s. Closer inspection of this decade, now widely considered Korea’s premier film renaissance, reveals…

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  • The Housemaid
  • Aimless Bullet
  • The Coachman
  • A Woman Judge
  • Goryeojang
  • The Marines Who Never Returned
  • The Devil's Stairway
  • Red Scarf
  • The Barefooted Young
  • An Empty Dream
  • A Bloodthirsty Killer
  • The Seaside Village
  • Let's Meet at Walkerhill
  • The Goddess of Mercy
  • Yongary, Monster from the Deep
  • Space Monster Wangmagwi
  • A Story of Hong Gil-dong
  • Hopi and Chadol Bawi
  • Mist
  • Flame in Valley
  • A Swordsman In The Twilight
  • A Day Off
  • The Eunuch