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I Don’t Know How She Does It (U.S.), Opening Feb. 2

Comedy. Directed by Douglas McGrath. Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) is one busy woman. She is a high-earning financial executive at a Boston-based financial management firm, a devoted mother of two young children, and a supportive wife of her out-of-work architect husband Richard (Greg Kinnear). She manages to be on top of her schedule every day, and is used to hearing people say ‘I don’t know how you do it.” Yet things begin to change when she gets a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, while her husband Richard wins a job that he’s been hoping to get for a long time.

Never Ending Story (Korea), Opening Jan. 18

Comedy. Drama. Directed by Jeong Yong-joo. Dong-joo (Uhm Tae-woong), who runs a taekwondo studio and lives off his brother and his wife, one day learns that he has stage 4 brain cancer and has only three months to live. After hearing the shocking news, he runs into a young woman Song-gyeong (Jeong Ryeo-won) in the hospital, who apparently just found out that she, too, is diagnosed with fatal brain cancer. Knowing they both have only three months to live, the duo decide to prepare for their deaths together. On weekends, they go out to buy their own urns for their ashes, and try to find the best burial clothes together.

Dancing Queen (Korea), Opening Jan. 19

Comedy. Directed by Lee Suk-hoon. Housewife Jung-hwa (Uhm Jung-hwa) is married to low-earning lawyer Jung-min (Hwang Jung-min). One day, her daughter abruptly tells her she doesn’t want to live like Jung-hwa, as a housewife. Shocked by the comment, Jung-hwa decides to fulfill her long-lost dream to become a famous singer, trying out for a reality TV talent show. Meanwhile, her husband Jung-min becomes a candidate for Seoul mayor through a rare opportunity, not knowing what Jung-hwa has been doing behind closed doo.

Unbowed (Korea), Opening Jan. 19

Drama. Directed by Chung Ji-young. A mathematics professor (Ahn Sung-ki) gets demoted a year after pointing out an error in the school’s entrance exam. He soon loses his job, as the university won’t renew his contract. Arguing he was fired unfairly, he sues the school administration and asks for reinstatement. When the court upholds the school’s decision, the professor decides to visit the court judge with a crossbow in his hand. The movie is based on the true story of the “crossbow terror” incident of professor Kim Myung-ho in 2007.

Jesus Hospital (Korea), Opened Jan. 12

Drama. Directed by Shin A-ga and Lee Sang-chul. Middle-aged Hyun-soon (Hwang Jung-min) makes a living delivering milk. Her hospitalized mother has been brain dead for a long time and Hyun-soon is the only member of the family who refuses to let her go. She insists that her mother continue getting medical treatment, though she’s been told by the doctor many times that nothing will improve her condition. The family, including Hyun-soon’s pregnant daughter Soo-jin (Han Song-hee), soon come to believe that Hyun-soon is involved with a fringe’ religion, and develop a plan to change her mind.
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