Film picks: Faces Of Korean Women, So Long, My Son and Irish Film Festival

The Villainess is a violent tale of revenge featuring Kim Ok Bin as Sook Hee, a woman raised by gangsters to be the perfect killer.
The Villainess is a violent tale of revenge featuring Kim Ok Bin as Sook Hee, a woman raised by gangsters to be the perfect killer.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

This programme of 24 films is curated by the Asian Film Archive to mark a century of Korean cinema. The focus is on women in film, with the slate going back to the 1930s to showcase works with strong female characters.

One critic called action flick The Villainess (M18, 129 minutes, screens Oct 12 at 8pm) "a hyperkinetic mix of Kill Bill, La Femme Nikita and John Wick". This violent tale of revenge features Kim Ok Bin as Sook Hee, a woman raised by gangsters to be the perfect killer, who then becomes an agent for the government until her past catches up with her.

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