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Animation / 79 / Korean / April 25
Pororo and his friends are off on another adventure, this time to a mystic treasure island!
When Pororo and his friends come across a treasure map, they are determined to reach their destination and find the treasure that many before them have failed to discover.
On the island, they meet Captain Silver, who had gone missing while trying to find the treasure himself. They put their heads together to finally figure out the answer to the riddle that they needed to solve to find the final location. But it turns out they were not the only ones on the hunt, because soon enough they run into the evil Captain Black and his monsters, who are also on the trail.
Will Pororo and his friends be able to find the legendary treasure before Captain Black’s team?
Tadao Ando - Samurai Architect (G)
Documentary / 73 / Japanese / April 25
Water Temple in Awaji Island (Japan), the Benetton Communication Research Center in Villorba (Italy), the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth (Texas)…
Anyone interested in architecture has heard some of these buildings, all of which were designed by the self-taught architect, Tadao Ando.
“It is best for the building to be as inconspicuous as possible […] What people experience in a building’s interior is more important than its exterior.”
Although Tadao did not receive any professional education, he was accepted into the world of architecture for his inherent artistry and skills.
He spent his childhood focused on boxing, but then he happened across a blueprint in a book store that captivated his mind. With a dream of one day becoming an architect, he traveled to Europe. After endless research and study, he introduces new styles of buildings that the world has never seen before.
The documentary shows how Tadao managed to become the respected architect that he is today.
Drama, War / 119 / German / April 25
It is April 1945, two weeks before the end of World War II, and German war criminal Willi Herold is on the brink of death while trying to escape his commander who wants him dead for deserting. Although he manages to outrun his unit, he has nowhere to go until he finds an abandoned truck with a uniform of a decorated Luftwaffe captain inside. While wearing the uniform, he appears to be captain to the troops that he meets and carries out a fake mission that he claims is directly ordered by Adolf Hitler himself.
The film’s director, Robert Schwentke, is known for his other works such as “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2009), “Red” (2010) and “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” (2016).
The Big Shot (15)
Drama / 108 / Korean / April 18
In a secluded island village in Jeolla, there lives a family of three: Sun-ok, the mother, and siblings Ki-kang and Ki-sun.
Ki-kang is infamous in the small town for being a troublemaker, which is why Sun-ok wants nothing from her son except for him to stay as far away as possible from any mischief. Yet her beloved son has other ideas.
“Mom, you just wait and see what kind of man I become,” Ki-kang tells his mom as he leaves home to go to the city. But Ki-kang later becomes a criminal and is sentenced to death.
Knowing that he could now die any day, Ki-kang lives in despair, without any hope until he one day receives a letter from his mother who doesn’t even know how to read.
“No matter what the world is saying […] I will always love you, because I’m your mother.”
The troublemaker son is portrayed by actor Son ho-jun who first rose to fame through the popular tvN drama series “Reply 1994” (2013). The mother is played by big-name actor Kim Hye-sook, who has portrayed diverse roles in films like “The Handmaiden” (2016) and “The Thieves” (2012).
Horror, Mystery, Thriller / 93 / English / April 17
The sixth part of the Conjuring Universe has finally arrived. “The Curse of La Llorona” is a Latin American folktale in which a mother drowns her two children to punish her cheating husband. The curse goes on to say that the mother - drowning in her own guilt and contempt for her conduct - roams the Earth as a ghost in search of two children who might replace the ones she lost.
Meanwhile, a single mother named Anna who works for Child Protective Services finds two boys who are being mistreated by their mother, Patricia Alvarez.
Anna separates the boys from their mother and puts them in another facility for the night, but they turn up dead at the break of dawn. Patricia blames their death entirely on Anna.
As revenge, Patricia, a dedicated believer of the supernatural, curses Anna’s two kids by summoning La Llorona. The mother ghost slowly creeps up on Anna’s family.
Anna is portrayed by well-known actor Linda Cardellini who has appeared in numerous works, such as the “Scooby-Doo!” series (2002-04), “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) and more recently playing Laura Barton in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) and Dolores in “Green Book” (2018).
The film was director Michael Chaves’ film debut. He will also be directing “Conjuring 3,” which is expected to hit the theaters in 2020. James Wan, the director of the previous two “The Conjuring” films, was the producer for this work.
Drama / 104 / Korean / April 17
Eunjo is a mother who lives in despair after losing the only thing that makes her happy: her daughter. When she tries to take her life, she has a hazy memory of seeing a man lying next to her in a hospital who says, “Please, wait until I remember you.”
She wakes up to find that her time is now going backward. Every day when she wakes up, she goes back a day in time.
She manages to change the past and save her daughter, and is surprised to come across the man she thought she only dreamed of.
Yet she is frustrated to wake up the next day in the past, and instinctively realizes it has to do with this man.
Will she be able to find a way to stop time from rewinding and move forward again?
Eunjo is portrayed by actor Lee Chung Ah, while the mystery man is played by model and actor Hong Jong-hyun.