Korean Film Festival 2016

Korean Film Festival 2016
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Starts: Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 03:00pm

Ends: Thursday, 13 October, 2016 05:00pm

Event Details

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia hosts the 2nd edition of Korean Film Festival as a part of “Selam! Korean Week 2016” during 11-13 October 2016 at Oromia Cultural Center. Five contemporary films will be presented during three days.

Tuesday 11 October, 18:00, “Forever the Moment” (2009)
Wednesday 12 October, 15:00, “My Love, My Bride” (2014)
Wednesday 12 October. 18:00, “A Hard Day” (2013)
Thursday 13 October 15:00, “Harmony” (2009)
Thursday 13 October, 18:00, “How to Steal a Dog” (2014)

Tuesday 11 October, 18:00, “Forever the Moment” (2009)
"Forever The Moment" (우리 생애 최고의 순간: The Best Moment of Our Lives)

“Forever The Moment” is a film based on a true story of the South Korean women’s handball team who competed in the final match at the Athens Olympics 2004.

Hye-kyeong (Jeong-eun Kim) is a retired handball player who is now working as a coach for Japan Handball League. She is asked to train South Korean women’s national team after their current coach suddenly resigns. What she faces upon her arrival is a totally undisciplined group of young girls. To bring them on, Hye-kyeong calls her old teammates, including Mi-sook (So-ri Moon) who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and is now working in a supermarket. Mi-sook joins the team and together with Hye-kyeong, they both try to revamp their team.
But Hye-kyeong confronts the severe discord between young players and older players due to their age difference and experiences, and has to deal her own conflict with Mi-sook as well. Despite of her efforts, she fails to unite her team and finally is replaced by Seung-pil Ahn (Tae-woong Uhm), the former men’s handball star.
Now Hye-kyeong is again a player, but she doesn’t give up her dream to build true team spirit.

Director: Soon-rye Kim, 124 minutes, color, 2008

My Love, My Bride (나의 사랑 나의 신부)" (2014)

“My Love, My Bride” is a remake of 1990 film of the same title by Myung-se Lee.

Young-min (Jeong-seok Jo) and Mi-young (Min-ah Shin) are newlyweds. They got married after four years of relationship started at college which fell a bit into routine. After a brief period of sweet honeymoon, they are now stuck in everyday life and have to face the reality: Young-min is immature, untidy and spontaneous, while Mi-young is nagging.
Even through their incessant quarrel, argument and uncertainty, they learn to live together putting themselves in their new role of wife and husband and develop a new bond between them.

Director: Chan-sang Im, 111 minutes, color, 2014
A Hard Day (끝까지 간다 “Take it to the End”) (2014)

“A Hard Day” is a crime action film selected to compete in the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Ko (Sun-kyun Lee) is a corrupt detective who just lost her mother. He leaves the funeral in haste when he is informed that he will be soon investigated for bribery. To make matters worse, he crashes into a homeless man and kills him. Ko hides the body in his trunk and returns to the funeral to seal the body into his mother’s coffin.
Now everything seems OK until he learns later that the man who he killed with his car and buried with his mother is a wanted murderer. Now Ko has to deal with police investigating not only a hit-and-run incident but also a murder case.

Director: Seong-hun Kim, 111 minutes, color, 2014
“Harmony (하모니)” (2009)

Jeong-hye Hong (Yunjin Kim) is sentenced to ten years in prison after murdering her abusive husband. She gives birth to a boy in prison but has to give him up for adoption at his 18th months due to regulation.
With her fellow inmate Moon-ok Kim (Moon-hee Na) who have received the death penalty for homicide of her unfaithful husband and mistress, Jeong-hye starts a choir. The prison chief promises her a special outing with her baby if she makes it happen.

Director: Dae-kyu Kang, 115 minutes, color, 2009
“How to Steal a Dog (개를 훔치는 완벽한 방법)” (2014)

“How to Steal a Dog (2014)” is a film based on the homonymous book by American author Barbara O’Connor.

Ji-so(Re Lee), a ten-year-old girl living in a van with her mother (Hye-jung Kang) and younger brother. Her father disappeared after their pizzeria went bankrupt.
One day, Ji-so sees a missing dog poster with a 500-hundred-dollars reward and she believes naively that this amount of money would buy her family a house. She hatches a plan with her friend to find a dog with a rich owner, kidnap it and then return it to its owner to get the reward.
Their target is Wolly, the dog of an old rich lady (Hye-ja Kim) who is the owner of the restaurant where Ji-so’s mother works.

Director: Sung-ho Kang, 109minutes, color, 2014