A priest becomes a vampire…another man’s wife is coveted…a deadly seduction triggers murder. THIRST is the new film from director Park Chan-wook. Already a box office smash in Korea, Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.
Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
South Korea 2009 | 133 minutes | Korean w/E.S.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND 7:00PM
Followed by a Q&A with director Park Chan-wook
Embarcadero Center Cinemas
One Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA
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