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Hong Kong’s Festive Korea to Screen 19 Films
Sep 28, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
7th Edition of Korean Culture Celebration in HK
Festive Korea will kick off its 7th edition in Hong Kong on October 5th and run until November 30th, during which it will screen 19 films from Korea, ranging from indie documentaries to commercial blockbusters.
The festival’s cinema section is broken down into three streams this year: ‘Hall of Korean Film - Kolor Infinity’ is a section devoted to recent mainstream films out of Korea; ‘University Movie Screening’ features major Korean blockbuster from the last decade’; and ‘Korean Independent Movies’ focuses on recent low-budget titles.
‘Hall of Korean Film - Kolor Infinity’ comprises the family drama Canola (2016), 1980s-set Gwangju drama A Taxi Driver, North Korea action-drama Confidential Assignment, serial killer thriller Bluebeard, cop comedy Midnight Runners, music drama One Step, gritty youth drama Derailed (2016), man-on-the run thriller Fabricated City, court drama New Trial, financial action-thriller Master (2016), family comedy MY ANNOYING BROTHER (2016), and cop thriller Veteran (2015).
‘University Movie Screening’ will feature the women’s handball drama Forever The Moment (2008), heist thriller The Thieves (2012), North Korea action-thriller The Suspect (2013), indie sports comedy The King of Jokgu (2013), and period action film KUNDO: Age of the Rampant (2014).
Finally, ‘Korean Independent Movies’ will screen the musical horror Midnight Ballad For Ghost Theater (2006) and the smash hit documentary My Love, Don’t Cross That River (2014).
Festive Korea is presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong and is supported by Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.