About This Event
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. is pleased to present a special online screening of Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (Oct. 18 - 24) in celebration of Hangeul Day, the Oct. 9 Korean national holiday that commemorates the historic invention and proclamation of the Korean alphabet in the 15th century! \
Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission\
In 1941, Korea continues to endure Japanese occupation and an attempt to erase its symbols of national identity such as the Korean langauge itself. Kim Pan-su (Yu Hae-jin), an illiterate petty criminal, gets a job running errands for the Korean Language Society only to find his life transformed by an chance encounter with Ryu Jung-hwan (Yoon Kye-sang), head of the group and the son of privilege. Inspired by Jung-hwan\'s dedication, Pan-su learns to read and the two begin collaboration on an illicit Korean dictionary that could save the nation—and send them both to prison, or worse. \
Director Eom Yu-na\'s hit 2019 film Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission debuted at the top of the Korean box office, earning critical pludits for revisting real events in a familiar historical setting with style and grace. \
K-Cinema at Home brings great Korean films straight to your home—and into your comfort zone! All screenings are free, but advance registration is required and the number of virtual tickets is limited. To sign up, visit the Film section of the Korean Cultural Center DC website (scroll down). Details on how to access the screening (link and access code) will be emailed directly to each participant the day before the screening.