[Film] 2019 Korean Film Festival

[Film] 2019 Korean Film Festival

[Updated: November 5] Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines has been teasing fans on Facebook with information about their upcoming Korean Film Festival.

The festival’s opening day will be on November 6 at SM Aura Premier Samsung Hall. Regular screening days are scheduled simultaneously at the following SM Cinemas this November 7-8:

  • Fairview (Cinema 6)
  • Clark (Cinema 3)
  • Dasmarinas (Cinema 5)
  • Olongapo (Cinema 1)
  • Cebu (Cinema 5)
  • Iloilo (Cinema 8)
  • Davao (Cinema 1)

Admission is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis.

2019 Korean Film Festival line-up

Microhabitat

2019 | Drama | PG | 1hr 45min

Miso gets by in her life by housekeeping. But if there are two things that make up her day, they would have to be – cigarettes and whiskey. So, when the government doubled the price of her favorite things, Miso decides to pack her things, give up her house and leave. But before doing so, she made a list of friends who, may or may not, be willing to make a space or two for her.

Miss Granny

2014 | Comedy, Family | PG | 2hr 4min

On the day foul-mouthed, 70-year-old Oh Mal-soon found out that her family wants to commit her to a nursing house, she wanders the night streets and is lured into the Forever Young Portrait Studio. Feeling sad and lonely, she dresses up for the first time in her life and takes her funeral portrait. But soon as she finishes, Mal-soon finds herself from a wrinkly granny to a young Audrey Hepburn, complete with flawless skin and youthful body.

Little Forest

2018 | Drama | PG | 1hr 43min

Lack of job, bad romance, and terrible grades… Nothing goes smoothly in young Hye-won’s life in the big city. Hye-won decides to put all her problems behind and impulsively returns to her hometown. There, she reunites with her childhood friends, Jae-ha and Eun-sook, who lives their lives on their own terms at their own pace. It was through their company where Hye-won slowly found the real pleasure of living a simple life, and it was right then and there, when she discovered her real motivation why she returned to her hometown in the first place.

Architecture 101

2012 | PG | 1hr 57min

Seung-min is a college architecture major smitten by his classmate, Seo-yeon who he met in an ‘Architecture 101’ class. Scared of being rejected, he keeps his feelings for her. But before their friendship could even go deeper a misunderstanding breaks them apart. Some 15 years later, an unexpected client knocks on his door to hire him.

The House of Us

2019 | Drama | PG | 1h 32min

Between her workaholic mom, black-sheep dad, and rebellious brother, Hana struggles to rebuild her home and their family’s relationship, only to find the situation getting worse at every turn. She then meets orphaned Yoomi and her sister, who themselves are also facing their own battle to keep a roof on their heads. Will Hana and Yoomi’s willingness to save their respective homes from crumbling ever become a reality?

House of Hummingbird

2019 | Drama | PG | 2h 18min

Set against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird – searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Deprived of attention from her family, she roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with girls and boys alike, and gets sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When Young-ju, a new teacher, arrives, she becomes the first adult with whom Eun-hee feels very much connected with.

Parasite

Drama, Family | PG | 2h 11min

Poor and unemployed Ki-Taek lives with his wife Choong-Sook, daughter Ki-Jung and son Ki-woo in a damp, insect-infested semi-basement apartment at the low income area of Seoul. A blessing came through Ki-Woo’s friend, who offered a tutoring job while he’s abroad. Not too long, Ki-woo enters the life of the wealthy Park family, with his own family lurking in the background.

2019 Korean Film Festival Screening Schedule

Fairview, Dasmarinas, Iloilo

Date Time Film
Nov 7 / Thurs 12:00 PM Microhabitat
3:00 PM Architecture 101
6:00 PM House of Hummingbird
Nov 8 / Fri 12:00 PM Parasite
3:00 PM Miss Granny
6:00 PM Little Forest
8:00 PM The House of Us

Clark

Date Time Film
Nov 7 / Thurs 12:00 PM Little Forest
3:00 PM Architecture 101
6:00 PM House of Hummingbird
Nov 8 / Fri 12:00 PM Parasite
3:00 PM Miss Granny
6:00 PM Little Forest
8:00 PM Architecture 101

Olongapo Central

Date Time Film
Nov 7 / Thurs 12:00 PM Little Forest
3:00 PM Architecture 101
6:00 PM House of Hummingbird
Nov 8 / Fri 12:00 PM Architecture 101
3:00 PM Miss Granny
6:00 PM Little Forest
8:00 PM The House of Us

Cebu

Date Time Film
Nov 7 / Thurs 12:00 PM Little Forest
3:00 PM Parasite
6:00 PM House of Hummingbird
Nov 8 / Fri 12:00 PM Parasite
3:00 PM Miss Granny
6:00 PM Little Forest
8:00 PM The House of Us

Davao

Date Time Film
Nov 7 / Thurs 12:00 PM Little Forest
3:00 PM Architecture 101
6:00 PM House of Hummingbird
Nov 8 / Fri 12:00 PM Parasite
3:00 PM Miss Granny
6:00 PM Little Forest
8:00 PM The House of Us

A Cinema Forum on “Film Industry Development and Cooperation Plans’ will also be held on November 8, 3PM at UPFI Media Center Film Studio.

The 2019 Korean Film Festival is held in celebration of the 70 years of friendship between the Philippines and Republic of Korea. Check out daily updates from the KCC Philippines on Facebook.

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