1998. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 105 min.
Sunday, May 4, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1998. South Korea. Directed by Kim Ki-Duk. Screenplay by Kim Ki-Duk. With Ji-eun Lee, Hae-eun Lee, Jae-mo Ahn, Hyeong-gi Jeong, Min-seok Son. Birdcage Inn, Kim's third film, was his first to garner international critical acclaim. Egon Schiele's portraits of nude prostitutes were a major influence on the filmmaker, and he begins Birdcage Inn with the arrival of a young prostitute in a coastal town with one of these portraits under her arm. She soon takes up residence in a down-at-the-heels guesthouse, the Birdcage Inn, where the family who runs the establishment continually interferes with her life and trade. In Korean; English subtitles. 105 min.