You all know how excited we all are about Park Chan-Wook’s Thirst, which is set to descend upon NYC in a limited release next Friday. It’s apparently the greatest thing he’s done in years, and the anticipation is almost too much. Well you won’t have to wait until release to find out how it is for yourself, because we’ve got tickets to get you into an early screening!
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 (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea, THIRST was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.
Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.
Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) 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.
On behalf of Focus Features and Chud.com we’ve got 50 admit-two tickets to an advance screening on Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 pm at a Manhattan theater!
To enter, simply send an email to email@example.com with THIRST in the subject line, and tell me what your favorite Park Chan-wook film is so far. Make sure to include your full name!
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