I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Ok
(PARK Chan-wook, 2006, 125 min, South Korea, Korean w/English subtitles, Color, Digital)
-- Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)!
A young woman who believes she's a cyborg hears voices and harms herself while at work making radios. She's hospitalized in a mental institution where she eats nothing and talks to inanimate objects. She's Young-goon, granddaughter of a woman who thought she was a mouse (and whose dentures Young-goon wears) and a mother who's a butcher without much social grace. Young-goon comes to the attention of Il-sun, a ping-pong playing patient at the institution who makes it his goal to get her to eat. Will he succeed? Which way does sanity lie?
-- Winner of the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival
-- Winner of the Z Tele Grand Prize (Feature Film Award) at the 2007 Montreal Festival of New Cinema
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES).