AsiaConnect Film Festival’s showing of “The Way Home”

AsiaConnect will be hosting its yearly film festival Thursday and Friday in the State Farm Hall of Business, Room 139.

The festival will focus on movies from Asian directors with Asian themes and styles.

Featured movies include Lee Jeong-hyang’s film “The Way Home,” which will be shown from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on April 10.

The flick is about the relationship between a seven-year-old boy and his grandmother. The movie garnered a great amount of success and critics raved about it when it first hit the big screen in 2002.

“The Way Home” even grossed more than “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy in its own country, South Korea.

Other films included in the film festival this year are the “The Joy Luck Club” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, and “From Up On Poppy Hill” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., also on Friday.

The School of Theatre and Dance, Department of Language, Literature & Cultures, Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology, Office of International Studies and Programs, MBA Program and Crossroads Project are jointly sponsoring this event.

All film screenings are free and open to anyone on campus.

For more information, visit AsiaConnect.IllinoisState.Edu/

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