THE NIGHT OWL 올빼미
10/29/2023, 7:30 p.m., Cinestar Kino 1
South Korea 2022, 118 minutes, Original version with English subtitles, (Korean) FSK: 15
Genre: Drama, Period Thriller
Directed by: AHN Tae-jin
Written by: HYUN Gyu-ri, AN Tae-Jin
Starring: RYU Jun-yeol, YOO Hae-jin, CHOI Moo-sung, CHO Seong-ha, AHN Eun-jin, PARK Myeong-hoon, KIM Sung-Cheol
Baeksang Art Awards (2023) – Best New Film Director, Best Film, Best Actor
Women Make Waves International Film Festival (2022) – Closing Film
Beijing International Film Festival (2022) – Women’s Voice
Hamburg Film Festival (2022) – Asia Express
Kyung-soo (RYU Jun-Yeol) is blind since birth, but he has an outstanding talent for acupuncture. A talent which eventually grants him a position at the court of King Injo (YOO Hae-jin). But Kyung-soo holds a secret. At night, in the darkest hours, he is somehow able to see. One evening, he becomes an involuntary witness to a murder. The victim? Crown Prince Sohyeon (YOO Hae-jin).
The Night Owl is the feature film debut of director and screenwriter AHN Tae-jin, which has already earned him awards for best film and best new director during the Baeksang Art Awards 2023.