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Korean Film Festival

Hurry up because you’ve only got until May 27 to see them all!

  • By Cathy Dario

You know you’re a K-fan if you’ve spent the past year binging on K-dramas, putting your fave K-pop songs on loop, and learning how to prepare kimchi and homemade samgyupsal! But if you haven’t gotten into K-movies yet, then now’s the time. The Korean Cultural Center Philippines (KCC PH) is hosting a month-long Korean Film Festival, and here’s why you should check it out:

  1. There are seven films to choose from.

    Whether you’re into action, comedy, or drama, there’s definitely a movie for you to enjoy. Are you in the mood for a gripping, suspenseful story about detectives? Then invite your barkada to join you when you watch Extreme Job. Or are you in the need of a pick-me-up? Surely, Miss and Mrs. Cops will give you that much needed dose of happy hormones!

    And for those of you who love a good cry, then ready your tissues when you watch The Soulmate, a movie about grief, mystery, and seeking justice. It’s perfect if you need to cry, scream, and laugh.

  2. You’ll get to watch your fave stars.

    Multi-stans, you might catch your biases onscreen. Exit is a movie about a guy who reconnects with his old crush (IKR?), and Im Yoon-ah of Girls Generation plays the leading actress. Meanwhile, EXO’s Do Kyung-soo plays a frustrated Judo athlete in My Annoying Brother.

    If you love Gong Yoo, then be sure not to miss out on Kim Ji-young, Born 1982—and ICYMI, it’s a highly acclaimed feminist movie. Plus, if you’ve been following the Oscar’s, then you’d know that Keys to My Heart features Best Supporting Actress Youn Yuh-jung.

  3. Tons of prizes to be won!

    Can’t get enough of K-merch? Then join the 2021 KFF Online Film Reaction Essay Contest and the KFF Survey. It’s fun and easy! All you have to do is write your thoughts, reax, and hugot about the films you watch or by answering a couple of questions. Full mechanics posted on KCC PH’s official Facebook page.

    If you love Gong Yoo, then be sure not to miss out on Kim Ji-young, Born 1982—and ICYMI, it’s a highly acclaimed feminist movie. Plus, if you’ve been following the Oscar’s, then you’d know that Keys to My Heart features Best Supporting Actress Youn Yuh-jung.

  4. You can watch everything online.

    Yup, you can watch all these amazing films in the comfort of your bed or living room couch. Each film is just a click away when you visit the KCC PH website. This way, you can stream the entire lineup with your family and loved ones while staying safe— enjoying a bowl of tteok-bokki and a bottle of Soju too!

    Stream “Exit” and “Extreme Job” from May 7 to May 13. For the comedy movies, “Miss and Mrs. Cops” and “My Annoying Brother”, it’ll be showing on May 14 to May 20. Lastly, “Kim Jiyoung, Born in 1982” , “Keys to the Heart”, and “The Soul-mate” are up from May 21 to May 27. Check out the complete viewing schedule here.

  5. It’s FREE.

    From heartwarming comedies to tear-jerking dramas, you can view every movie on the roster free of charge. After all, the 2021 Korean Film Festival is part of KCC PH’s Kolorful Adventures which celebrates Filipinos welcoming Korean culture and living the K-life since the beginning of the Hallyu wave!.

The 2021 Korean Film Festival: Full House, Fun For All was organized by the KCC PH, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, and is done in partnership with Korea Film Council, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Korea Tourism Organization, Viva International Pictures, APOP, and its official telecommunications partner, SMART Communications.

To join the festivities, follow Korean Cultural Center on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Visit their website to learn more about the event: www.phil.korean-culture.org/en