Just over a year ago, the idea of GOSUNG CINEMA started in a coffee shop in Beijing. A little room, with chinese beer and a white wall, playing Jia Zhangke’s THE WORLD. A year later and we’re leaving old Daegu for other, different places and our Gosung Cinema is coming to a close. What better film to show than the one that inspired the whole gig.
THE WORLD is Beijing World Park, a theme park outside of the Chinese capital with miniature recreations of world landmarks. Teo, a performer and Taisheng, a security guard, play between the tiny Taj Mahal and the miniature Manhattan. THE WORLD, Zhangke’s first film after the loosening of internal censorship, shows the new China, the hub of the world, and the people who live on its outskirts.
The screening starts at 7:00, with ₩5000 won entry, cheap chinese beer, and an after-party to celebrate on our last night together
The thick, chaotic, beautiful, furious Hong Kong of the 1960’s and a perfectly machinic future, a robotic utopia where nothing ever changes, where is no loss or pain. A writer, Chow Mo-Wan, fends off his broken-heart with a string of Christmas Eve lovers and a story about a painless, antiseptic future. Gosung Cinema is screening Wong Kar-Wai’s film 2046 on 15 December at 7PM, in Cantonese with English subtitles. Admission is ₩5000.
Out the front and back of the Gosung Cinema, on a foggy Daegu night
Trailer for LE HAVRE? Oh amazing, I bet it’s going to be a great experience to see it at the GOSUNG CINEMA, Daegu’s landmark film screening series, truly breathtaking, wow, truly.
A BOY TOO INNOCENT TO UNDERSTAND HIS TRAUMATIC TIMES, instead he makes of them a nightmare. Philip Ridley’s 1990 creep-horror catastrophe has vampires and angels and madness and terror, all set to the fear and silence of the American prairie. It’s pre-Halloween at GOSUNG CINEMA, with THE REFLECTING SKIN. The film starts at 7:00 this week, and entry is 5000 won. With winter rapping at our poorly insulated door, this may be one of the last Gosung Cinema screenings of the year!