Korean Film Festival

INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with Korean Cultural Centre, Embassy of The Republic of Korea, New Delhi and Consulate General of The Republic of Korea in Chennai are organizing a Korean Film Festival from 9 to 12th April 2018 at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai. The Festival will be inaugurated by Mr. Dae Su Jeong, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai and the Chief Guests at the inaugural function are Mr. Shin Kwi Ho,Chairman of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern India and Mr.C.Kalyan  President , Film Federation of India.

Venue: Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai
Date: 09th to 12th  April 2018


1. The Throne | Dir.: Lee Joon-ik | Korea | 2015 | 125 Min | 09 April 2018 | 6.15 PM

King Yeongjo, the longest-ruling monarch of the Joseon Dynasty, held the throne for more than 50 years, but as he himself predicted, is remembered primarily for one single event of his reign: the brutal execution of his son Prince Sado, who was locked in a rice chest for eight days before he died of suffocation and dehydration. According to historical accounts, Sado was a madman who committed sexual crimes and murdered his attendants, but the film takes a more sympathetic view, portraying him as a free spirit with an artistic soul who eventually crumbled under the relentless pressure of his father’s fanatical expectations and strict adherence to Confucian doctrine.
19 Wins and 38 Nominations

2. Mother | Dir.: Bong joon ho | Korea | 2009 | 129’ Min | 10 April 2018 | 6.30 PM

A widow (Kim Hye-ja) resides with her mentally challenged son (Won Bin) in a small South Korean town, where she scrapes out a living selling medicinal herbs. Mother and son are plunged into a nightmare when the body of a murdered young girl is discovered. Circumstantial evidence indicates the son’s involvement, and he becomes the prime suspect during the sloppy police investigation. Betrayed by the legal system, the mother takes the law into her own hands to clear her son’s name.
37 Wins and 43 Nominations

3. Cart | Dir.: Boo Ji-young | Korea | 2014 | 110′ Min | 11 April 2018 | 6.00 PM

Based on events that caused an uproar in Korea a few years ago. A hypermarket fired a large group of ‘ajumunis’ (middle-aged women) who had been working for the shop for years, and then re-employed them through an intermediary – of course at lower wages and without the responsibilities an employer normally has. The women occupied the shop, and after being removed by the police continued their protest for months outside the doors.
4 Wins and 7 Nominations

4. Tale of Cinema | Dir.: Hong Sang soo | Korea | 2005 | 89′ Min | 11 April 2018 | 7.50 PM

In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, and recognizes her : she is the main actress in the film he has just seen. The life of this wavering and distressed young man strangely echoes the one of the young man from the beginning.
2 Nominations

5. A Bittersweet life | Dir.: Kim ji woon | Korea | 2005 | 120′ Min | 12 April 2018 | 6.00 PM

Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on him with another, younger man, with the mandate that he must kill them both if he discovers their affair.
7 Wins & 4 Nominations

6. In Between Days | Dir.:  Kim So yong | Korea | 2006 | 83′ Min | 12 April 2018 | 8.00 PM

A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
5 Wins and 7 Nominations

Venue: Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Chennai
Date: 09th to 12th  April 2018

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