[KS] Film Screening of "The Bacchus Lady" with Director E J-yong at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Center for Korean Studies cks at berkeley.edu
Mon Sep 11 18:25:22 EDT 2017

*The Center for Korean Studies*

*University of California, Berkeley*

*is pleased to announce*

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Film Screening: *The Bacchus Lady*
죽여주는 여자
with Director E J-yong

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:00 pm
UC Berkeley Doe Library 180

Poles apart from the Korean obsession with youth and beauty that reign over
both screen culture and society’s everyday dealings, E J-yong’s latest film
tells a tale of shame and disgrace that feels as fresh as an open wound.
And yet, The Bacchus Lady (죽여주는 여자) is as funny and elegant as it is
devastating. The incomparable Youn Yuh-jung, one of Korea’s most revered
actresses, gives another masterful performance as a sixty-something
prostitute who spends her days in public parks, offering bottles of Bacchus
(a brand-name energy drink) to old men as a code for sexual favors. But
when a touch of gonorrhea leaves her unable to ply her trade, she is forced
to find other services to offer her clients and soon turns to a darker

For more information, visit the event page

Director E J-yong will also be making visits to:

September 25 - Chapman University <https://www.chapman.edu/>

September 26 - USC

September 28 - UCLA <http://www.international.ucla.edu/cks/home>

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