CHICAGO – Korea Week continues in Season Eight of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, and the film presented will be “Memories of a Dead End.” The story of emotional healing is directed by Hyun-young Choi, who will appear on behalf of the co-produced South Korean/Japan film at AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago. For more details and tickets, click here.
A young woman named Yumi (Sooyoung), is in a long-distance relationship with her fiancé who works in Nagoya. After not hearing from him, she goes to his city, and learns that he’s engaged to another woman. Yumi is disheartened but decides to stay a few more days in Nagoya and finds a place to live in a guesthouse on a dead-end street. Will Yumi be able to overcome the emotional pain and return home for a fresh start?
’Memories of a Dead End,’ Directed by Hyun-young Choi
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org
This Chicago Premiere is part of the program-packed Season Eight of APUC, as their new format (multiple films per week) will spotlight a different Asian country or theme every week. APUC is facilitated by founder and veteran film programmer Sophia Wong Bocchio, and Season Eight has an amazing line up of films from Japan, Mongolia, Singapore, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and South Korea. Films mainly screen at Chicago’s AMC River East 21, with various other locations throughout the season (click link below at the end of the article for more details).