• By: OLM Staff

K-Cinema screening of Yi Ok-seop’s film Maggie (2018)

Ottawa's Korean Culture Centre continues to help bust your pandemic boredom with a screening of the debut feature film Maggie by Korean director Yi Ok-seop. The comedy begins in a hospital where a radiologist is prepared to resign after an x-ray of her having sex circulates among her colleagues. The weirdness that follows is a wonderful reprieve from daily life and a glimpse into the a new wave of Korean filmmakers. 

Director Yi was named as the “new wave leading the Korean independent film”, and the film was described as the one that portrays insecurity and uncertainty that the younger generations of Korea are going through in their social and personal lives.

South Korea has been a hot bed of movies since the 1945, way before Bong Joon-ho’s dark comedy Parasite (2019) won the Oscar for best film at the 2020 Acadamie Awards. Amazingly, Parasite wasn’t even the highest grossing movie in South Korea that year — it placed only 19th!

The Korean Cultural Centre Canada hosts monthly online screenings of Korean films through its K-Cinema program with the aim of familiarizing Canadians with Korean films while increasing interest in Korean cinema. 

Registration for screening is available on the Korean Cultural Centre Canada website

  • K-Cinema Online Screening: Maggie (Yi Ok-seop, 2018)
  • Date of the event: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 ~ Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Online registration is open until May 23: canada.korean-culture.org
  • Screening available at Vimeo online platform

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