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MAY is Family Month in Korea, and to celebrate this the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines will bring back the Korean Film Festival — this time online because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions.
The 2021 Korean Film Festival: Full House, Fun for All will be held from May 7 to 27, and will feature seven films from a diverse set of genres for free.
The festival’s three sub-genres are Action (May 7-13), Comedy (May 14-20), and Family Drama (May 21-27) have been specially picked to cater to the varying preferences of every family member. The films will be shown on phil.korean-culture.org.
Under the Action genre, there’s the 2019 film Exit starring Jo Jung-suk and Girls Generation’s Im Yoon-ah, and the 2019 film Extreme Job starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanne, Jin Seon-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi, and Gong Myung. The comedy category has the 2016 film My Annoying Brother featuring Jo Jung-suk, EXO’s Do Kyung-soo, and Park Shin-hye, as well as the 2019 film Miss and Mrs. Cops starring Ra Mi-ran and Lee Sung-kyung. The family dramas in the film fest are 2019’s Kim Jiyoung, Born in 1982 starring Jung Yu-mi and Gong Yoo; 2018’s Keys to the Heart featuring Lee Byung-hun, Park Jung-min, and 2021 Oscars’ Best Supporting Actress winner, Youn Yuh-jung; as well as the 2018 drama The Soul-Mate, starring Ma Dong-seok and Kim Young-kwang.
Apart from showcasing these films, KCC has also prepared other activities: the 2021 KFF Online Film Reaction Essay Contest and the KFF Survey. Participants need to either write their thoughts about the films or answering a few questions in the survey. Full mechanics of the contests can be found on KCC’s official SNS. Prizes are in store for the participants.
Organized by the Korean Cultural Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, 2021 Korean Film Festival: Full House, Fun for All, is done in partnership with the Korea Film Council, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Korea Tourism Organization, Viva International Pictures, APOP, and SMART.
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