Oklahoma City University News
Film Series Gets Support from ‘Madeo’-ly Love
The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will continue its annual series at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 with Bong Joon-ho’s “Madeo” in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium. The school is located at McKinley Avenue and N.W. 27th Street.
The 29th annual OCU film series is based on Rollo May’s book, “The Cry for Myth.” May, a philosopher and psychologist, is credited with bringing European existential ideas to the U.S.
“Madeo,” the Korean word for “mother,” was the official South Korean submission for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2010 Academy Awards. The film focuses on a devoted single parent who refuses to believe her simple-minded 27-year-old son is guilty of murder.
“‘Madeo’ represents one of the most unique examples of film noir ever made,” said Harbour Winn, director of the OCU Film Institute. “Perceived truths are blown apart at every turn and new discoveries are marked by moments of shocking violence, dark slapstick humor and moving familial drama.”
A Los Angeles Times film critic compared the director to Quentin Tarantino, and the New York Times called the movie “really strange and fascinating.”
Other dates and films in the series include Oct. 24 with Sebastian Silva’s “La Nana,” Nov. 7 with Sergei Dvortsevoy’s “Tulpan,” Jan. 23 with Hany Abu-Assad’s “Paradise Now,” Feb. 6 with Aditya Assarat’s “Wonderful Town,” Feb. 20 with Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Red Desert” and March 6 with Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Still Walking.”
The OCU Film Institute is supported by donations and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund. Admission is free to the public. Visit www.okcu.edu/film-lit/ for more information.