Previously at the ICA - Films
10 Nov 2011
Starring the international sensation, Hyun Bin (Come Rain, Come Shine) and the Chinese star Tang Wei (Lust Caution) as Anne, Late Autumn is a remake of sixties classic by acclaimed Korean director, Lee Man-hee. Kim Tae-Yon’s re working situates the film in Seatle amongst the Korean and Chinese diaspora communities. As a Korean international co production, Late Autumn has been heralded as a global success.
Sentenced to prison for murdering her brutal husband, Anna is granted a brief leave of absence to attend her mother’s funeral in Seattle. On her way she meets Hoon, a Korean immigrant who works as a callboy. Both are outsiders; two lonely souls who suddenly find a great love that they had no longer dared to seek. Anna’s return to prison looms ominously – just as Hoon’s past unexpectedly drives their joint future in a tragic direction. , the movie version of a novel and the second remake of the 60s classic originally directed by Man-hui Lee. It portrays two fundamentally different characters united in their lack of direction. Director Kim Tae-Yong finds settings of painful beauty in the Seattle autumn. Emotional, humanist cinema at it’s best.
Dir. Kim Tae-yong, S.Korea 2010, 113mins
Cast: Hyun Bin, Tang Wei