Drama. Directed by James Cameron. James Cameron’s 1997 legendary disaster film “Titanic” is returning to the silver screen in 3-D. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the movie is a fictionalized cinematic account of the Titanic, a passenger ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean during its maiden voyage in 1912. The Titanic disaster, which took place after the ship hit an iceberg en route to New York City from Southampton, killed more than 1,500 people. The 1997 film pivoted around the romance between a young, penniless artist from Wisconsin (DiCaprio) who happened to be on the ship, and an unhappy, upper-class young woman (Winslet) who is forced into an engagement to save her debt-ridden family. The film won 11 Academy Awards.
Architecture 101 (Korea) Opened March 22
Drama. Directed by Lee Yong-joo. Seung-min (Kim Soo-hyeon and Uhm Tae-woong), a 20-year-old university student, meets Seo-yeon (Suji and Han Ga-in) while attending his introduction to architecture class. Though he falls for his female colleague, Seung-min does not know how to express his feelings, and ends up not talking to her due to a trivial misunderstanding. Fifteen years later, Seung-min, who now works as an architect, receives a sudden visit from Seo-yeon. She asks if he can design and build a house for her and Seung-min accepts.
Period drama. Directed by Jang Yoon-hyun. Tanya (Kim So-yeon), a young Korean woman who grew up in Russia and knows how to brew coffee, comes to Joseon with her boyfriend Illichi (Joo Jin-mo), who is also Korean. Shortly after her arrival, she becomes Joseon’s first barista and ends up serving Gojong, the King of Joseon. Gojong has no idea that Tanya and Illichi together carry a secret mission from the Japanese to assassinate the monarch.
Helpless (Korea) Opened March 8
Thriller. Directed by Byeon Young-joo. Just one month ahead of their wedding, engaged couple Moon-ho (Lee Seon-gyun) and Sun-young (Kim Min-hee) head off to the countryside to visit Moon-ho’s parents. When Moon-ho returns to their car after getting coffee at a highway service station, Sun-young is nowhere to be found. Her phone is off. After not hearing from her for more than a week, a distraught Moon-ho asks his detective cousin Jong-geun for help. After Jong-geun gets involved, it is revealed that Sun-young emptied her bank account and erased the fingerprints from every object in her house. Soon, Jong-geun begins to suspect Sun-young is somehow involved in a murder.
Love Fiction (Korea) Opened Feb. 29
Comedy. Directed by Jeon Gye-soo. Writer Joo-wol (Ha Jeong-woo) has never dated before ― the idealistic and picky 31-year-old has been searching for the “perfect woman.” That perfect woman appears to be Hee-jin (Gong Hyo-jin), a successful, career-driven woman working in the film industry. He instantly falls for her the first day they meet, and desperately tries to win her heart. When he finally does, however, he begins to see Hee-jin’s hidden flaws.