This 35mm screening plays in the Bae Chang-ho retrospective at Close-Up Cinema, which is part of the Korean Film Festival. Full details here. The film will be introduced by Mark Morris and feature a director Q&A.
Close-Up Cinema introduction:
Once upon a time back in the era of the Shilla Dynasty when Buddhism was the religion of peasants and kings, there lived a young monk named Jo-shin. Of all of the temples in all of the kingdom, Dal-lae had to walk into his. Ten years of studying and training melt from him at the sight of the beautiful young woman. Jo-shin manages to have his way with her, then this unlikely couple flee the temple, proper society and Dal-lae’s enraged fiancé. Passion cools, and their lives are soon full of hardships they never imagined.
Here (and above) is the trailer for the London Korean Film Festival.