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MOCA Artist Film Series: Park Chan-kyong and Park Chan-wook

Still from KT iPhone Project NIGHT FISHING. Courtesy of Moho Film.

MOCA Artist Film Series: Park Chan-kyong and Park Chan-wook
KT iPhone Project NIGHT FISHING, 2011, 33 min. 12 sec.


MOCA Artist Film series is an active and dynamic platform for the presentation of artist films. Inspired by film and video works in MOCA’s renowned collection, the series offers engaging and notable screenings and live programs with MOCA collection artists and beyond. With presentations in the Ahmanson Auditorium, screenings and Q&As feature artists, historians, and critics in dialogue with special focus on experiments in long-form, narrative or feature-length films. Centered in the cinema capital of the world, these programs explore the critical issues of our time and our place.

Screening of KT iPhone Project NIGHT FISHING, followed by conversation with the film director Park Chan-wook and artist Park Chan-kyong,  moderated by USC professor of cinema and media studies Akira Mizuta Lippit. Please note that Park Chan-wook will be joining the event virtually.

Acclaimed film director Park Chan-wook (Decision to Leave and Old Boy) and artist, filmmaker and critic Park Chan-kyong come together for a special evening to discuss the lines between art and film, the state of moving image, and their shared interest in the social, cultural, and political context of South Korea as a point of inspiration for their art and filmmaking. KT iPhone Project NIGHT FISHING is a production of PARKing CHANce Films–a collaboration between the two brothers–shot entirely on an iPhone 4 camera. It was first presented at the 61st Berlinale International Film Festival in 2011 where it received the prestigious Golden Bear Award. The film is described as “a fairy tale about death and reincarnation, transmigration, and the sounds of music.”

Park Chan-wook is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, and producer who is among the most acclaimed iconoclastic auteurs in the world. Park has constructed a unique cinematic world with his unconventional storytelling, fascinating characters and sensual visuals. He is perhaps best known for his “Vengeance Trilogy”, consisting of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. He became celebrated as a global auteur with Oldboy (2003), winner of the Grand Prix at the 57th Cannes Film Festival. In the years since, he has continued to receive worldwide acclaim with films such as Thirst (2009), which won the Jury Prize at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival; Stoker (2013), his Hollywood debut; and The Handmaiden (2016) had its world premiere in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival to universally rapturous reviews. BAFTA award-winning limited television series The Little Drummer Girl (2018), based on the le Carré novel, premiered at the London Film Festival. He directed and Executive Produced the series for BBC and AMC. Park also produced the internationally acclaimed Snowpiercer, directed by Bong Joon Ho and serves as Executive Producer on the ongoing TV series. In 2022, he came back with his first feature film in six years, Decision to Leave. He is currently co-showrunning a HBO TV series, The Sympathizer starring Robert Downey Jr.

Park Chan-kyong is an artist, writer and a filmmaker based in Seoul. His subjects have extended from the Cold War to traditional Korean religious culture. He has produced media based works such as Sets (2000), Power Passage (2004), Flying (2005), Sindoan (2008), Anyang, Paradise City (2011), Night Fishing (2011), Manshin (2013), Citizen’s Forest (2016), and Belated Bosal (2019). His works have been exhibited in international venues, such as Haus der Kunst der Welt in Berlin, REDCAT in Los Angeles, INIVA in London, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Taipei Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, Tina Kim Gallery in New York and many others. He has won various prizes including Hermès Korea Misulsang (2004), Golden Bear Prize for short films of the Berlin International Film Festival(2011). He worked as an artistic director of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2014 titled “Ghosts, Spies and Grandmothers.”

General admission to MOCA is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

Together Thursdays courtesy of Cliff and Mandy Einstein.

All screenings are free with advance reservations. Tickets for each screening will be released on a rolling basis and become available up to 21 days in advance. MOCA Members enjoy early access to ticketing reservations.

The MOCA Artist Film Series is organized by Clara Kim, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, with Alitzah Oros, Public Programming Associate, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

MOCA Artist Film Series is presented by The Edward F. Limato Foundation.

Additional support is provided by and