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Sleepless Night and As the Flames Rose


Presented in collaboration with the Korea Society

South Korea. Dir. Jang Kun-jae. 2012, 65 mins. DCP. With Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Joo-ryeong. The winner of both the Audience and Best Korean Film prizes at the JeonjuInternational Film Festival, this second feature from young director Jang (Eighteen) is an intimate portrait of a working-middle-class married couple in their early thirties struggling through daily trials and facing the decision of whether to start a family. Finely directed with deceptively simple performances, this short feature is an intense pleasure to experience.

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As the Flames Rose

Portugal. Dir. João Rui Guerra da Mata. 2012, 26 mins. DCP.With João Pedro Rodrigues. On the phone in his dark bedroom, a man relives the end of a turbulent affair, while across town, the city burns. 

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