War of the Arrows
South Korea. Dir. Kim Han-min. 2011, 128 mins. DCP. Set during the second Manchu invasion in the seventeenth century, the best archer in Korea rises against the Qing Dynasty in a quest to save his younger sister, who has been taken hostage by Mongolian invaders. With exquisite, painterly composition and spectacular choreography, this soaring historical epic oscillates between a tender personal journey and a thrilling propulsive ride through an epochal period of Korean history. “Toplining Park Hae-il (The Host) as an archer whose prowess puts Robin Hood to shame, this rip-roaring yarn has hit the bull’s-eye… it lets fly with a second half of nonstop action and excitement.” (Variety)
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.