Korean Film Festival comes back with live screenings after 2 years

2022 Korean Film Festival (KFF) invites everyone to create wonderful bonds and beautiful memories as it comes back with live screenings after 2 years this August 10!

Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) – Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) invites everyone to experience the hidden Korean films which were released in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic. These special set of films are here to start your journey of building new experiences, creating bonds, and discovering new goals.

2022 KFF presents ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (Director Hong Wonchan, 2020), ‘Escape from Mogadishu’ (Director Ryu Seung-wan, 2021), ‘The Novelist’s Film’ (Director Hong Sangsoo, 2021), ‘Miracle: Letters to the President (Director Lee Janghoon, 2021)’, ‘Snowball’ (Lee Woojung, 2021), ‘The Day I Died’ (Director Park Jiwan, 2020), and ‘Perhaps Love’ (Jo Eunji, 2021). For the first time in two years, these carefully selected films will be shown in selected 5 SM Cinemas around Metro Manila.

2022 KFF opening ceremony will be held on August 10 at SM Aura Premier at 5 PM for selected audiences. The opening film ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ will be screened at Cinema 2. The public screening for all 7 films will be available afterwards from August 11 to 14 at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City Grand Central, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall. The public screening follows a first come first serve basis.

Further, the opening ceremony will be graced by 2 Korean film directors, Dir. Hong Wonchan who directed ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and Dir. Lee Woojung who directed ‘Snowball’. The audience will be able to meet and ask questions from them after the opening film screening on August 10.

Director Hong Wonchan is prominent among the so-called post-Korean film directors, and he has directed several hit films. Especially the 2022 KFF opening film ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ attracted almost 4.36 million of Korean moviegoers in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. His debut film ‘Office’ has also been invited to 68th Cannes Film Festival’s midnight screening in 2015. He also wrote a few of his films and is dedicated to his own craft.

Director Lee Woojung is a promising Female independent film director who continues to contribute to the Korean independent film industry. She started her career as an actress after studying theater and film in the university. She directed her first independent short film ‘Neither to die nor to leave’ in 2012 and began to get more attention through her recent film ‘Snowball’.

But wait, there’s more as there will be a ‘Talk with the Filmmakers’ on August 11, 1:30PM at the FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila where these 2 directors will share the challenges and processes in filmmaking. Two esteemed Filipino film directors will also join the talks and share their own experiences. This event aims to show the exchanges of both countries’ film industries, and to deliver advice and knowledge about film production and filmmaking to the Filipino audiences, especially to Filipino film students.

Interested moviegoers may visit KCC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, @KCCPhil to reserve slots for the opening ceremony on August 10, talk with the filmmakers on August 11, and public screening schedule from August 11 to 14.

2022 Korean Film Festival is in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Korean Film Council, Korean Tourism Organization Manila Office, and SM Cinema.

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