The Fortress

HWANG DONG-HYUK
South Korea, 2017
140 minutes, Color
Official website

The Fortress illustrates how a footnote in world history can be a welcome and exciting lesson for contemporary viewers. In this lavish film set in 17th-century Korea and situated in the beautiful wintry backdrop of historical Namhan fortress (now a UNESCO site), the Joseon dynasty (Korean) King Injo and his court have taken refuge from an invading Qing (Manchu) army, led by General Ingguldai. The refugees find themselves surrounded and increasingly cold and hungry. Between the Minister of Interior, who emphasizes the king's duty to protect the lives of his subjects regardless of humiliation, and the Minister of Rites, who maintains that they must fight to the death for the greater cause, the king must make a grave choice: If you think you might be defeated, what is the best way to lose?—Various sources

In Korean with English subtitles

The Fortress

HWANG DONG-HYUK
South Korea, 2017
140 minutes, Color
Official website

The Fortress illustrates how a footnote in world history can be a welcome and exciting lesson for contemporary viewers. In this lavish film set in 17th-century Korea and situated in the beautiful wintry backdrop of historical Namhan fortress (now a UNESCO site), the Joseon dynasty (Korean) King Injo and his court have taken refuge from an invading Qing (Manchu) army, led by General Ingguldai. The refugees find themselves surrounded and increasingly cold and hungry. Between the Minister of Interior, who emphasizes the king's duty to protect the lives of his subjects regardless of humiliation, and the Minister of Rites, who maintains that they must fight to the death for the greater cause, the king must make a grave choice: If you think you might be defeated, what is the best way to lose?—Various sources

In Korean with English subtitles


Sunday, April 22
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Saturday, April 28
8:45 PM
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