Korean Films at the MFA

Complements Hallyu! The Korean Wave

By: - Apr 19, 2024

In conjunction with the exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave, which explores the worldwide impact of South Korean pop culture, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents films by some of the country's greatest auteurs. Hallyu Hits: Korean Films that Moved the World features a variety of cinema with unifying themes: tales of vengeance, romantic longing and obsession, class conflict and echoes of film noir:

  • Oldboy | May 16, 7–9 pm
  • Burning | May 18,  2–4:30 pm
  • Parasite | May 19, 2:30–4:45 pm and June 14, 7–9:15 pm
  • Poetry | May 25, 2:30–4:45 pm
  • Train to Busan | May 30, 7–9 pm
  • Snowpiercer | May 31, 7–9:15 pm

Additional screenings and showtimes will be added April 30.

Alongside Hallyu Hits, the Museum is also screening award-winning films from and about the Korean diaspora:

  • Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV | June 1, 2:30–4:15 pm
  • Minari | June 2, 2:30–4:30 pm
  • Past Lives | June 6, 7–8:45 pm

Tickets for screenings are on sale now: $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. After showings, filmgoers are invited to explore Korean culture and history further in Hallyu! The Korean Wave.

For more information, please contact Mattie Holloway at

Still from Parasite (2019), by Bong Joon-ho.