We saw Korean heartthrob Gong Yoo in last year’s suspenseful Train To Busan zombie apocalypse ride. Next week, he makes another appearance on the big screen here with The Suspect (2013) at the Korean Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur.
Organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia, a total of five Korean films will be shown for free at the film festival at Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) Pavilion KL from Oct 26 to 28.
To get two complimentary tickets to the Korean Film Festival, just present a snapshot of this Star2.com article or a printout at the ticketing counter at GSC Pavilion. The redemption starts on Oct 19.
Please take note that the tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis while stocks last. The method of distributing the tickets is at the sole discretion of the distributor and no correspondence will be entertained.
“We are offering a diverse genre selection, including contemporary, historical, action-thriller, romantic comedy and drama. Most movies are box office hits in Korea and some were nominated in various international film awards. A Hard Day, in particular, was selected to compete in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and received favourable reviews from both the public and critics,” says second secretary Cheon Hyo-jeong from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia.
The last Korean Film Festival in 2015 garnered lots of support from fans of Korean films and movie buffs.
“The occupancy rate was excellent and we look forward to an even greater response from the public this time around,” she adds.
Movies featured at the Korean Film Festival:
A Hard Day
A detective seems down on his luck, if only for a day. Within 24 hours, he receives news of the death of a loved one, gets served a divorce notice, is embroiled in an embezzlement case and a fatal hit and run. But someone is watching and it is now up to him to see this to the end.
My Brilliant Life
Born with a genetic disorder while makes him age prematurely and rapidly (yes, like Benjamin Button), Ah-reum is a 16-year-old teen in the body of an 80-year-old who is determined to finish writing a love story about how his parents met and how he came to be.
My Love, My Bride
What is love? A young newly-wed couple is about to find out as the honeymoon glow dissipates and the bickering starts.
The Fatal Encounter
Based on the assassination attempt on King Jeong-jo who ruled in the late 18th century. An elite assassin is ordered to kill in order to save the woman in his life.
An agent with the special forces is on the run after being abandoned by his government while on a mission. He is a wanted man who is on a vendetta for revenge, one man against the entire South Korean intelligence service.