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Filmfest DC - The Fortress

Sunday, April 22 at Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Fortress

Hwang Dong-hyuk

South Korea, 2017, 139 minutes

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

Event Details

Filmfest DC - The Fortress
Sunday, April 22, 2018
6:45 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
This event is 
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $12.60

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004