Na Hong-jin's 'The Wailing' opens June 3 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center: filmlinc.org/newreleases
Hot off its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the latest from South Korean genre master Na Hong-jin (The Chaser, The Yellow Sea) is a mesmerizing, boundary-pushing horror-thriller unlike anything in theaters right now. After an old stranger appears in a peaceful rural village, rumors begin to spread about him as locals die one by one, as they grotesquely kill each other off for unknown reasons. With the village thrown into turmoil and the stranger under a cloud of suspicion from villagers and the local police, tension and dread mount to near-epic proportions in this gripping whodunit. Hong-jin crafts a story rife with spookiness and atmosphere, masterfully aided by evocative, precise settings both real and hallucinatory (lensed by Snowpiercer DP Hong Kyung-pyo). Currently a massive box-office hit in South Korea, where it surpassed Captain America: Civil War, The Wailing promises to be one of this summer’s can’t-miss films. A Well Go USA release.
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