Detroit Film Theatre

Cinetopia Film Festival: PIETA

Saturday, June 08, 2013

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(South Korea/2012–directed by Kim Ki-duk) Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pieta is the latest film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring). In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears, claiming to be his long-lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life. (104 min.)
"A masterpiece of sex and brutality. Pieta is one of Kim's most complex and mature efforts, melding violence and humor into dark entertainment."   -V.A. Musetto, The New York Post 
"Critics' Pick! Morally cunning and with a tone as black as pitch, Pieta is a deeply unnerving revenge movie... twists human emotions into pretzels of perversion."   -Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times
Special pricing applies for Cinetopia Films: $12 general admission, $9 for DIA members.
Festival passes are available through the Michigan Theater box office. Please call (866) 777-8932 or visit the Cinetopia website at