18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

EMail Print

pg architecture101



CLOSING NIGHT GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY

SUN NOV 11

8:15 PM

THE ROYAL

Closing Night Party

BUY TICKETS

ARCHITECTURE 101

asiantitles-architecture101

CANADIAN PREMIERE | RATED PG

Director: Lee Yong-joo (in attendance) | South Korea 2012 | 115:00 | DCP | Korean w/ English Subtitles Producer: Kim Kyun-hee | Writer: Lee Yong-joo
Cinematographer: Jo Sang-yoon | Cast: Han Ga-in, Uhm Tae-woong, Bae Su-ji, Lee Je-hoon

Best New Actress, Bae Su-Ji, Baeksung Awards 2012
Official Selection–Shanghai International Film Festival 2012

The Closing Night Gala film will be preceded by Reel Asian's 2012 Festival Awards Ceremony

Ever wondered what happened to your first love from years ago? Of course you have. Whether your method is searching Facebook and Google or asking old friends, indulging curiosity about that first flame is near irresistible. In South Korea, the notion of chot sarang, or ‘first love’, has been elevated to a cultural fascination and is the subject of many popular films and TV dramas. But of these, the Korean box office hit Architecture 101, with its star-studded cast and pitch-perfect tone, is sure to be a classic.

Seung-min (Uhm Tae-woong) is a weary thirty-something architect in a major firm who is visited by a beautiful and wealthy woman who insists he build her a new house. The woman is revealed to be Seo-yeon (Han Ga-in), Seung-min’s classmate (and, of course, his secret first love) from their first year university architecture class. As Seung-min reacquaints himself with Seo-yeon in an effort to design her the perfect house, we are taken back to when the two first met as young university students (played by Lee Je-hoon (Bleak Night) and Bae Su-ji (from pop group Miss A)) as we learn what transpired between the two so long ago.

Writer and director Lee Yong-joo, himself a student of architecture in university, has cleverly crafted a film based on themes relating to architecture: our relationship to time, place and other people. The film also mines 1990s nostalgia through witty references to Korean pop music, fashion and computers and features the faded, postcard-pretty images that often colour our memories. However, their amber tones obscure the fact that sometimes the memories of our first love can be painful. Architecture 101 hits all the notes, high and low, that we expect from a chot sarang Korean drama and will rekindle thoughts about loved ones from your past.

- Aram Siu Wai Collier

directors4web architecture101

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

After gaining experience under director Bong Joon-ho in Memories of Murder, Lee Yong-joo worked as a scriptwriter. His directorial debut, the horror film Possessed, received international attention with its fresh take and unique narrative structure. Lee returns with his second film, Architecture 101, in which he incorporates his knowledge and experience acquired from studying and working in the field of architecture into his career as filmmaker and auteur.

FILM REVIEW:
"Lee deliver[s] form, artistic flourishes and production values in just the right proportions." - Variety

PRINT SOURCE:
Eunhye Byeon, Lotte Cinema/Lotte Entertainment
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

`

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

nationalbank2


BACK TO TOP

VENUE INFO:

Venue:
The Royal   -   Map
Street:
608 College St @ Clinton
City:
Toronto