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The Book of Fish

  •   Joon-ik Lee
  •   South Korea

1801. When a new king ascends the throne, scholar Jeong Yak-Jeon is exiled to a remote island for incorporating Christianity into his Confucian teachings. There, he becomes fascinated with the awesome variety of sea creatures caught by the island’s fishermen and, with one local’s help, authors an encyclopedia of the underwater world. Based on Jeong’s life and Book of Fish, the film is a sweeping account of 19th century Korea and a tender portrait of an unlikely friendship.

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Logo: Korean Consulate General in Chicago

Event Information

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

  •   126 minutes
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, 2nd Fl
Chicago, 60602 United States


Free tickets available to claim starting July 25 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

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