The Fortress
Special Screening with Director Q&A

October 28, 2017 6:00 PM    Screening

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The Los Angeles World Affairs Council is pleased to partner with the Asian World Film Festival for their Centerpiece Film screening of South Korean film The Fortress. A Q&A with director Hwang Dong-Hyuk and Council President Terry McCarthy will take place immediately following the film.

Duration: 139 minutes
Language: Korean with English Subtitles
Watch the trailer here

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Click here to learn more.

Synopsis: In 1636, during the Second Qing Invasion of Korea in the 14th year of King Injo’s rule, King Injo and the Royal Court finds shelter inside Namhan Fortress outside the city as the Qing’s large army continues to attack. The Qing army, led by General Ingguldai, quickly surrounds the fortress, leaving the king and the court stranded in a prolonged standoff. For a truce, the Qing General makes a humiliating proposal of sending the Crown Prince out as hostage. Unable to move forward or fight the outnumbering enemy, the people of the fortress start dying from cold and hunger. Between the Minister of the Interior, who emphasizes the king’s duty to protect the lives of his subjects regardless of humiliation, and the Minister of Rites, who maintains that they must fight to death for the greater cause, the king must make a grave choice.

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