2010 Korean Horror Movie Festival

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I’m am so excited to watch this and this is for free! Who’s with me?
The Korean Film Festival will run from September 23 to 29 at Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex Cinema 3. Free admission.
THE FILMS. Oldboy, winner of the Grand Prix in the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival, leads the roster of seven films showcased in the Korean Film Festival. Directed by Park Chan-wook, one of Korea’s most prestigious and internationally-acclaimed directors, Oldboy tells of the story of Oh Dae-soo, a man who has been imprisoned for 15 years without him knowing why. He is released, only to find out that his kidnapper is not done with him yet. (R18)

Barking Dogs Never Bite, on the other hand, is a satirical film about a lazy university lecturer who depends on his pregnant wife’s salary yet wonders how he can bribe his way to professorship. The constant yapping of a dog in their apartment block finally gets to him, and he sets out to find it with the intention to murder it. (R13)
Reaping numerous honors from different award-giving bodies (6 in total) from 2005 to 2007, Sa-Kwa is a romantic drama that tells the story of Hyeon-jeong, who is unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of 7 years. She vows to find a new suitor to replace him as soon as possible, as her biological clock keeps ticking away. She ends up falling in love with the most unlikely man at the same time that her ex-boyfriend tries to win her back. (R13)
Driving with My Wife’s Lover won triple awards in 2007 in the Sundance International Film Fest, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Belgrade International Film Festival. The story revolves around Tae-han, who runs a stamp shop in a small town. His life changes when he decides to play witness to his wife’s infidelity. (R18)
Bagging honors in the Grand Bell Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, and Korean Film Awards in 2006, Forbidden Quest is an interesting historical comedy that follows the journey of writer Yun-Seo, a man born into a life of privilege. He decides to become the best erotic author of his time, creating palace intrigues as his work increases in popularity. (R13)
Dong-ha and Song-hwa are the main characters in the film Beyond the Years. They are siblings who were adopted separately by singer Yu-Bong. Dong-ha falls in love with Song-hwa, but decides that the relationship would not work and eventually leaves home. Still, he never really stops loving his sister, and everything he does ultimately traces back to her. (PG13)
The Show Must Go On is a dramatic film that revolves around the life of gangster In-gu, who dreams of nothing but moving his family out of their crowded apartment into a more spacious home. His wife tells him to find a more respectable job. His daughter will not acknowledge him so he begins the challenge of finding a means to provide for his family. (R13).

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