Runway Cop (Korea)
Opening May 31
Comedy. Directed by Shin Tae-ra. Detective Cha Cheol-soo (Kang Ji-hwan) does not care about the way he looks or what others think of him. He is fat and does not wash enough. His hair is always greasy and his clothes smell. But assigned to investigate a drug case in Korea’s flashy fashion industry, he is ordered to lose at least 20 kilograms and pretend to be a fashion model to investigate the case undercover.
Granny is in 1st Grade (Korea)
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 in 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. 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 exec 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.