Korean Film Festival

Venue : Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai 
Date : 14th and 16th to 19th August 2017 


1. Poetry | Shi | 2010 | 139 min | Dir: Chang-dong Lee | (14 Aug 2017 – 7.15 pm)

A sixty-something woman, is faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and discovers she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. When Mi-ja notices a poster advertising a poetry class at a local community center, she decides to enroll. The course assignment is to write one poem by the end of the month-long course. She finds strength and purpose when she enrolls.
Awards: 24 wins & 20 nominations

2. The Host | Gwoemul | 2006 | 120 min | Dir: Joon-ho Bong | (16 Aug 2017 – 6.30 pm)

A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
Awards: 25 wins & 20 nominations

3. Woochi | Woochi: The Demon Slayer | 2009 | 136 min | Dir: Dong-hoon Choi | (17 Aug 2017 – 6.30 pm)

In the Chosun Dynasty, 1509, is a magician named Jeon Woo Chi. Eventually Jeon Woo Chi becomes sealed inside an ancient scroll for a crime he did not commit. Jumping ahead to the year 2009, the wizards are called out of peaceful retirement as goblins start appearing in modern Korea to wreak havoc all around. The trio calls on Jeon Woo Chi, who is released from his ancient scroll entrapment, in to save the society. Problem is Jeon Woo Chi, a kind of anti-superhero, becomes more interested in sight-seeing and womanizing.
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

4. Hahaha | Hangul | 2010 | 115 min | Dir: Sang-soo Hong | (18 Aug 2017 – 6.30 pm)

Jo Moon-kyung and his friend Bang Joong-sik swap memories about the trips they both made to the same town (Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province), where, as it turns out, they had met and befriended the same people.
Awards: 5 Wins

5. The Housemaid | Hanyo | 2010 | 106 min | Dir: Sang-soo Im | (19 Aug 2017 – 6.00 pm)

Eun-yi, a poor Korean woman, takes a job as a domestic servant in the lavish home of Hoon Goh, a handsome businessman whose wife Hae-ra is pregnant. Under the tutelage of her new boss, longtime employee and familial confidant Byung-sik, Eun-yi quickly learns the ways of the house — and that Hoon’s word is law. But when Eun-yi allows Hoon to seduce her, the benefits of her new position become dwarfed by the consequences of her actions.
Awards: 14 wins & 11 nominations

6. My Dear Desperado | Nae kkangpae gateun aein | 2010 | 105 min | Dir: Kwang-shik Kim |  (19 Aug 2017 – 7.45 pm)

An unlikely romance brews between Dong-chu, a tough-acting thug with a tender heart, and his bookish, and recently single, IT consultant neighbor, Se-jin, in this lighthearted and wacky twist of a romantic comedy.

Venue : Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai
Date : 14th and 16th to 19th August 2017 

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