"Bungee Jumping of Their Own" (2001) // directed by Dae-seung Kim

Date: 

Monday, September 19, 2011, 4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Bld., S250 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States

Korean Cinematheque: Male Affections: Re-Gendering Korean Masculinity

People Involved:
Introduction by Dima David Mironenko-Hubbs, Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
Discussant: Ju Yon Kim, Assistant Professor of English, Harvard University

This series seeks to examine how society defines Korean masculinity and how contemporary Korean men struggle to break free of social norms and expectations. Five select films problematize the notion of contemporary Korean masculinity in the wake of South Korea’s democratization in the 1990s through artistic visions of individual directors of the New Korean Cinema. The program makes an attempt to elicit a more complex understanding of male subjectivity and identity as a result of multiple negotiations within rapidly changing Korean culture and society.