L istings and commentary for Week 2 of the American Film Institute Film Festival of Los Angeles, which runs through March 26:


"Eunuch" (South Korea, 1986, 2:45 p.m.). This year's South Korean Oscar entry is full of sound and fury, signifying nonstop entertainment. It's a vivid, colorful period piece ripe with mayhem that is part fairy tale, part chop-socky excitement. In the 16th-Century court of the Yi Dynasty, the despotic king looks to his concubines for an heir. However, his ultimate chosen mate happens, unwittingly, to be in love with the title character. If not a happily resolved tale, it is unquestionably dramatically satisfying. Recommended.

All AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles events will take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at Ticketron, Teletron and at the box office one hour before show time. Information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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