Oasis

NEW 4K RESTORATION!

“Lee’s humanitarian plea for tolerance is one of the most original films of the decade, and Moon provides the soul.” – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

“Take my word for it: Oasis is one of the most deeply felt love stories of the screen in ways that you must endure a little suffering of your own to appreciate.” – Andrew Sarris, Observer

“No movie in recent memory has translated so clearly the secret language of lovers normally lost on the rest of the world.” – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director and Best Young Actress at the Venice Film Festival, Lee Chang-dong’s OASIS is a “brave film” that “shows two people who find any relationship almost impossible, and yet find a way to make theirs work” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). Presented in a new 4K restoration.

Fresh out of prison, Hong Jong-du (Sul Kyung-gu) finds an unlikely soulmate in Gong-ju (Moon So-ri), the daughter of the victim of the hit-and-run accident for which he went to jail. Wheelchair-bound and suffering from severe cerebral palsy, Gong-ju is kept cloistered in a cheap apartment by her brother, whose only concern is the government assistance she receives. Over a series of clandestine meetings, the two begin an improbable relationship that defies the judgment and cruelty of the world around them.

Runtime
2h 12m
Year
2002
Director
Lee Chang-dong
Format
DCP
Country
South Korea
Language
In Korean with English subtitles.
First Showing
June 14, 2024
Categories
  • Assisted Listening

Showtimes

Friday, June 14, 2024 6:20 PM
Location Big Roxie
Saturday, June 15, 2024 6:00 PM
Location Big Roxie
Sunday, June 16, 2024 3:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

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