The 39th Portland International Film Festival: THE THRONE

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 “There are kings who have killed their own brothers and nephews to preserve the dynasty.” These words are spoken by the 16th-century Korean monarch Yeongjo, unaware of the grave irony that he will one day have his own son put to death in The Throne, an outstandingly crafted period drama that recounts a famous historical outrage with a sense of empathy as potent and measured as its anger. Led by a towering performance from Song Kang-ho, but well cast down to the last courtier and concubine, this is a gripping return to Joseon-dynasty intrigue . . .stranding two men on opposite sides of an emotional and ideological divide that will ultimately exact payment in blood.”—Variety. (125 mins.)

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

THE THRONE screens Sunday, February 14 at 4pm at Regal Fox Tower and on Friday, February 19 at 5:45pm in our Whitsell Auditorium. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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