"The King and the Clown" (2005) // directed by Jun-ik Lee

Date: 

Monday, October 24, 2011, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Bldg 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States

Korean Cinematheque: Male Affections: Re-Gendering Korean Masculinity

People Involved:
Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
Discussant: Insoo Cho, Associate Professor, Korea National University of Arts

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.