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Spa Night is a story of the second generation of immigrants to America. David’s family operates a Korean restaurant but are forced to shut it down after the landlord’s visit. David gets a job at a jjimjilbang, a dry sauna in Koreatown, while searching for a way to continue his studies. The jjimjilbang is used as a place to sleep but also for homosexuals of various nationalities and classes to make love. The owner asks David to tell him when it happens but he turns a blind eye. In this coming-of-age story of learning about reality and identity, the obedient David wanders like a stranger in America. He realizes his sexual identity but can neither come out nor deny it. The film captures the delicate aura of David as it looks at the concerns of the second generation that come from cultural l differences. It drew much attention at Sundance this year. (LEE Sang-yong)
|Producer||David ARINIELLO, Giulia CARUSO|
|Art Director||KI Hyein|
|Cast||Joe SEO, Haerry KIM, CHO Younho, Tae SONG|
Born in LA. Graduated from Brown University and received a MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. Short film Dol (First Birthday)(2011) premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He participated Screenwriters Lab in the Sundance Film Festival and Directing Lab in the Film Independent with his feature screenplay Spa Night. This film officially selected in the US drama competition of Sundance Film Festival 2016.
When the family restaurant is forced to close, David takes a job at a Korean spa. There, David is exposed to the clash between traditional Korean culture and the underground world of gay hook-ups.