Asian Studies Film Series: Way Back Home

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
Maxwell Library Lecture Hall, Room 013
Event Type
Film/Movie
Department
Asian Studies
Link
https://ems.bridgew.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=29157

On Thursday, November 16 from 5-7:30 pm, the Asian Studies Program will present the third in its Asian Studies Film Series for the 17-18 academic year: Way Back Home. 

Directed by Pang Eun-jin, Way Back Home is based on the true story of a Korean woman who spent two years in a French jail for drug smuggling due to the inaction of the Korean embassy, which ignored her until her plight appeared in the media. 

"Way Back Home …manages a level of empathy that should connect with audiences anywhere. Star Jeon Do-yeon turns in one of her career best performances as an average housewife who made a stupid mistake. Pang and writer Yoon Jin-ho  have a fundamentally dramatic and activist story on their hands… building a film that pivots on a fully realized female character... There is an angry undercurrent that informs the narrative. Jeong-yeon is never painted as an angel -- she makes a boneheaded decision for quick cash -- but Pang and Yoon paint the self-serving, spineless consular staff and uncaring public defenders as the real villains." -- The Hollywood Reporter

Way Back Home is open to the BSU community and the public. Co-sponsored by the English Department. Part of International Education Week.

 

Way Back Home

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