Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits


New York Asian Film Festival Closing Night Film (Q&A with actress Moon So-Ri)

Presented by New York Asian Film Festival
in association with Asia Society

International Premiere

Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits  만신

Korea, 2013
Running Time: 105 minutes
Format: HDCam
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Director: Park Chan-kyong
Starring: Kim Keum-hwa, Moon So-ri, Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung, Kim Sae-ron

Directed by visual artist Park Chan-kyong (Day Trip and Night Fishing, both co-directed with his brother Park Chan-wook), Manshin is a cinematic feast for the mind and the senses, a thought-provoking mystical journey into the psyche of Korea and its modern history through the life story of Korea’s most famous living shaman, Kim Keum-hwa. Both the life of Kim — who was born in 1931 and became a shaman at 17 — and significant moments of modern Korea are chronicled through rare archival footage, performances of shamanistic “gut” rituals, dramatic reenactment of real stories (Moon So-ri portrays Kim in the 1970s), and even animation and fantasy sequences. Featuring original music by Lee Tae-won, Manshin transports viewers beyond the borders of past and present, South and North Korea, life and afterlife, reality and fantasy. It is unlike any other film you’ll see at NYAFF this year. 

Q&A with actress Moon So-Ri moderated by La Frances Hui, Asia Society Film Curator.

Watch the Q&A on video here

Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Service in New York.

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Mon 14 Jul 2014
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