Opening May 24
Drama. Directed by Jin Gwang-gyo. Nan-ee, a 70-year-old illiterate woman, lives with her granddaughter in her rural hometown. She has just lost her son to a car accident and is still grieving. One day, Nan-ee finds out her late son had left her a letter while he was alive. Anxious to find out what’s in the letter, Nan-ee decides to learn how to read and write for the first time in her life. At first, she makes her 7-year-old granddaughter, Dong-ee, teach the basic Korean alphabet. But as it turns out Dong-ee hasn’t fully mastered the alphabet, either, Nan-ee decides to attend elementary school alongside her own granddaughter.
Taste of Money (Korea)
Opening May 17
Drama. Directed by Im Sang-soo. Ruthless chaebol woman Geum-ok (Yoon Yeo-jeong) lives with her aloof husband, daughter and ambitious secretary Young-jak (Kim Kang-woo). Guem-ok strictly believes money is the solution for everything, and doesn’t feel guilty when she commits immoral and corrupt deeds with her business. Young-jak does all the dirty work for her, while she keeps her name clean. Meanwhile, Nami (Kim Hyo-jin), Geum-ok’s only daughter who despises her parents, finds herself attracted to her mother’s secretary. Young-jak, on the other hand, slowly loses his initial focus and is consumed by materialism.
Everything about My Wife (Korea)
Opening May 17
Drama. Comedy. Directed by Min Kyu-dong. Doo-hyeon (Lee Sun-kyun) is unhappily married to Jeong-in (Im Soo-jung), his beautiful yet ill-tempered wife. After enduring Jeong-in’s unpredictable and eccentric behavior, Doo-hyun desperately seeks ways to divorce her. The timid husband is too afraid to bring up the topic of separation to his bad-tempered wife. Instead, he decides to hire a womanizer to romance her -- hoping she will ask for a divorce once she falls in love with the man.
Korea (As One) (Korea)
Opened May 3
Drama. Directed by Moon Hyeon-seong. It is 1991 and South Korean ping pong star Hyun Jung-hwa (Ha Ji-won) is excited about the upcoming World Championships, until she gets surprising news -- she’ll be teamed up with North Korean player Lee Boon-hee (Bae Doo-na) for the women’s doubles. The film is based on the true story of Korea’s first-ever unified Korean ping pong team. The Hyun and Lee duo won the gold medal against all odds at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships.
Opened April 26
Drama. Directed by Jung Ji-woo. Lee Jeok-yo (Park Hae-il) is a celebrated poet in his 70s, considered one of the most respected literary figures in the country. He one day receives a visit from a 17-year-old girl named Eun-gyo (Kim Go-eun). He finds himself falling for the teenager, while his young student Seo Ji-woo (Kim Moo-yeol) is evidently attracted to the young woman as well. Upon realizing his love for Eungyo, the old poet goes through emotional turmoil and self-destruction, willing to give up his fame.