Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will be featuring seven films for the upcoming Korean Film Festival this September and October, in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Film Cultural Exchange Program, Korea Copyright Commission, Korea Tourism Organization, SM Cinema and SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.
Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free


The 2014 Korean Film Festival will run from September 17 to 21 at SM City Clark in Pampanga, September 24 to 28 at SM City Davao, October 1 to 5 at SM City Cebu and from October 8 to 12 at SM Megamall in Manila. Free admission.

Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Seven blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films will highlight the Korean Film Festival at the SM Cinema that is ongoing until October 12, 2014.

Action-thriller “Company Man” leads this year’s roster of films with varied genre, as well as the thriller films “Hide and Seek,” “Hwayi,” and “King of Pigs.” The romantic comedy “All about My Wife,” and dramas “Man on the Edge” and “My Paparotti” complete the film list for the 2014 Korean Film Festival.
Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: A Company Man (English title) 회사원
Release Date: October 11, 2012
Runtime: 96 min.
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Lim Sang-Yoon
Cast: So Ji-sub, Lee Mi-yeon, Kwak Do-won,Kim Dong-jun

Synopsis: tells the story of Hyeong-do (SO Ji-sub), an assassin who regards his work as a routine. A contract killing organization is managed like a normal company and Hyeong-do works for this organization. A man loyal to his company and accepted as the firm’s best killer, Hyeong-do one day starts feeling doubts about his job and decides to quit it for a woman he is in love with. Instantly, he is under threat of being hunted down by his former colleagues.
Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질)
Release Date: August 14, 2013
Runtime: 107 min.
Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Apartment / Award Winning
Director: Huh Jung
Cast: Son Hyun-joo, Moon Jung-hee, Jeon Mi-seon
Synopsis: As the OCD insomniac Sung-soo whose brother has gone missing. He sets out to find him, only to discover that the shabby half empty apartment complex that Sung-soo’s brother used to live in has strange symbols inscribed under the door bells: □, ○, △, V. The residents look terrified, hurriedly locking themselves when Sung-soo and his family arrive at the apartment. Ever since they returned home from the trip, strange things start to happen. His house keys disappear, someone tries to break in when only his children are at home. Then the engravings under his doorbell appear: □1, ○1, △2. With his family quivering in fear, Sung-soo’s compulsiveness and nightmares get worse.

Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: Hwayi: A Monster Boy (화이 : 괴물을 삼킨 아이)
Release Date: October 9, 2013
Runtime: 125 min.
Genre: Action / Thriller / Father & Son / Award Winning
Director: Jang Joon-Hwan
Cast: Yeo Jin-goo,Kim Yoon-seok
Synopsis: child star Yeo Jin-goo was voted as the Best New Actor in the 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2013. YEO Jin-goo plays the titular role of Hwayi, raised by 5 fathers who are famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feel something odd about this particular contract, Suk-tae is adamant to carry out this job with Hwayi in tow. During the job Hwayi discovers a photograph of a child in Lim’s house. Eventually, Suk-tae hands his gun to Hwayi and he is forced to pull the trigger. He becomes ill after committing his first kill, and realizes that the boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar.
Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: The King of Pigs (English title/literal title) (돼지의 왕)
Release Date: November 3, 2011
Runtime: 97 min.
Genre: Animation / Thriller
Director: Yeon Sang-Ho
Cast: Yang Ik-JuneKim KkobbiOh Jung-SePark Hee-VonKim Hye-Na
Synopsis: tackles the issue of bullying. Kyung-min, a businessman, and Jong-suk, a failed writer, are former schoolmates. During a reunion dinner they look back on their school days, when a particularly cruel group of students, “the dogs”, exercised a reign of terror by hazing and bullying part of the other students, the “pigs”. One day, KIM Chul, one of their mates, stood up to the “dogs”, becoming the only hope of ending their tyranny. Fifteen years on, he remains a hero. But behind this figure, the two men recall the murky story of their bond.


Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: All About My Wife (English title) / All Of My Wife (literal title) (내 아내의 모든 것)
Release Date: May 17, 2012
Runtime: 121 min.
Genre: Romantic-Comedy, Marriage / Award Winning
Director: Min Kyu-Dong
Cast: Im Soo-jung, Lee Sun-kyun, Ryu Seung-ryong

Synopsis: The only romantic comedy film in the festival. Doo-hyun’s (LEE) wife Jung-in (LIM) is the complete package — a beautiful woman and excellent cook — but he simply cannot stand her endless nagging and complaining. Doo-hyun chances upon a way out of this relationship when his company finally transfers him to another province. However, much to his dismay, Jung-in secretly moves into the house to be with him day and night. But when Doo-hyun sees his new neighbor Sung-gi (RYU) being chased by adoring women day in and day out, he hatches a new scheme, asking Sung-gi to seduce Jung-in. Confident as ever, Sung-gi begins his new conquest, not knowing what Jung-in has in store for him.
Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: Man On The Edge (English title) / Shaman Bum (literal title) (박수건달)
Release Date: January, 2013
Runtime: 127 min.
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Supernatural / Gangster / Award Winning
Director: Jo Jin-Gyu
Cast: Park Shin-YangKim Jung-TaeUhm Ji-WonJung Hye-YoungYoon Song-Yi
Synopsis: a famous mob in town, where strange things begin to happen after he is stabbed in the hand during a fight. He concludes that the path of a shaman is the only solution to his problems, and juggles his vocation as a mob by night and his new role as a shaman by day. Hes now known as ‘veiled shaman’ and even ghosts visit him for help. While Kwang-ho leads a dangerous double life, he begins to sympathize with a child ghost named Su-min. When Kwang-ho is about to help Su-min, his cover is blown and is attacked by a rival gang. Will Kwang-ho be able to fulfill Su-mins wish?
Korean Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines at SM Cinema for Free

Movie: My Paparotti (English title) (파파로티)
Release Date: March 14, 2013
Runtime: 127 min.
Genre: Drama / Youth / Music / Gangster
Director: Yoon Jong-Chan
    Cast: Lee Je-hoon, Han Suk-kyu
    Synopsis: Tells of the story of a local teen gangster with musical dreams (LEE Je-hoon) and the once-promising music prodigy turned local teacher Sang-jin (HAN Suk-kyu) as they work together towards fulfilling each other’s dreams. ang-jin was a promising young singer who now works as a high school music teacher after suffering from vocal cord tumor. His ordinary life is suddenly rattled when Jang-ho, a local teen hooligan is transferred to his school. Jang-ho is a constant source of headache, but upon hearing Kang-ho’s singing voice, he realizes the boy’s ture talent and decides to help develop it. Just as the two grow their special bond, unexcepted conflict arises between two rival gangs, which propels Jang-ho into a crisis. Will Jang-ho overcome the obstacles and fulfill his destiny as a world-class singer?
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