Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Castaway on the Moon
One Night Only Thursday, August 22Watch Trailer
Director: Hae-jun Lee
Presented by: The Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC
2009, South Korea, 116 minutes, Digital, PG-13
The Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC and the SNF Parkway co-present Castaway on the Moon for FREE! Light Korean Food will be provided at 6:30 PM, before the film is screened.
RSVP TO ATTEND HERE
Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River — only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a new life as a castaway. His antics catch the attention of a young woman whose apartment overlooks the river. Her discovery changes both their lives.
Toronto International Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
“A beautifully shaped screenplay… A smart idea morphs into much, much more, and in touching, unexpected ways.”
— Derek Elley, Variety
“Lee’s script strikes a fine tonal balance between comedy, despair and absurdity.”
— Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter