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New Zealand Korean Film Festival Opens Doors to 2018 Edition
Oct 16, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
FIP Head KIM Ho-sung Invited as VIP Guest
The Korean Cinerama Trust and the Korean Embassy in Auckland hosted this year’s New Zealand Korean Film Festival, which opened its doors on October 11th. Also supporting the event are the Korean Film Council (Chairman - OH Seok Geun) and the New Zealand Asia Institute. This year’s VIP Guest in Auckland is KIM Ho-sung, the president of Fox International Korea.
Among this year’s selected titles are LEE Hae-young’s Drug War remake Believer, KIM Hyun-suk’s comfort women drama I Can Speak (2017), KIM Jong-hyun’s sports drama RUN OFF (2016), BAEK Jong-yeol’s high concept melodrama The Beauty Inside (2015), KANG Hyo-jin’s fantastical family comedy Wonderful Nightmare (2015), KIM Seong-hun’s hard-boiled crime drama A Hard Day (2014), KIM Sok-yun’s period investigate action-comedy Detective K : Secret of Virtuous Widow (2014), KIM Sung-ho’s family comedy-drama How To Steal A Dog (2014) and the animation The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017).
FIP president KIM Ho-sung is responsible for recent Fox titles such as NA Hong-jin’s THE WAILING (2016). He also produced hits like CHOO Chang-min’s Masquerade (2012) and KIM Yong-hwa’s Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) through the company Realies Pictures. Other guests this year include New Zealand film producer Catherine FITZGERALD and New Zealand National Assemblywomen Melissa LEE and Amy ADAMS.
This year’s festival ran in Auckland’s Academy Cinemas from October 11 to 14 and will move to the University of Waikato campus in Hamilton from November 9 to 11.