When: Thu., Nov. 12, 2:20 p.m. 2015
South Korean director Joon-ho Bong is best known to American audiences for his monster movie The Host and his sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. He returns to the real world with Sea Fog (Haemoo), a drama he co-wrote and produced. Based on an actual incident, the film follows the crew of the commercial fishing boat Junjin as they enter the murky world of human trafficking because of dire financial straits. The Junjin is hired to bring migrant workers from China to Korea, but is stalled on the sea by a storm that eventually engulfs the ship in thick fog. The friction between the crew and the human cargo rises to a breaking point as they all float hopelessly on the sea. Sea Fog screens at 2:20 p.m. today at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema (1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-995-6285 or www.cinemastlouis.org) as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Admission is $10 to $12.