In case anybody is up late or gets up really early and doesn’t have to go to work tomorrow (I guess it’s really today now: Thursday Dec. 13), you should know that the Korean film Secret Sunshine (Milyang) is playing at the Laemmle Sunset 5 at 11am. It’s been there since last Friday, and I really should have posted this waaaay earlier, especially since the 13th is the last day the film will be there. I haven’t managed to see it yet, and I’m not sure if I’m going to make it or not. So far this week I haven’t been up as early as 11am even once. But if I don’t go I’ll feel I’m letting down the Korean film industry, which I’m sure could use the support. Why does Laemmle have to show the film in the morning? Let me guess. Because they don’t think many people are going to show up, and they figure the ones who do will be dedicated enough to get there for it.
I guess we’ll find out how dedicated I am.
Here’s an interesting article about the film, which showed at Cannes, and its director, Lee Chang Dong, former minister of culture in Korea. Song Kang Ho*, one of the few Korean actors whose name some average Americans may recognize, is also in this film.
*Who am I kidding, most people probably either don’t know Song Kang Ho at all or else know him as “that guy who was in that Korean monster movie.” 🙂