Korean movie fans! Mark your calendars and catch some of the best Korean films for free at the Korean Film Festival 2017 from 26 to 28 October. The Korean Film Festival 2017 is organized by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia and offers a unique chance for Korean film-lovers to experience the vibrancy of the Korean film industry. A total of 5 films will be shown in Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Pavilion KL.
Besides showcasing and promoting Korean cinema experience, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea aims to introduce Korean culture and tradition to the Malaysian community.
The Korean Film Festival presents films across a diverse selection of Korean film genres including recent classics to award winning films. Drama, action-thriller and heart-warming romance movies are all in the line-up to attract a wide-range of audience and showcase the diversity of Korean movies. The much-loved Korean cinema experience will certainly please the Korean movie fans while offering cinematic insight into contemporary Korean culture.
The festival features five titles – The Suspect starring heartthrob “Goblin” and “Train to Busan” lead actor Gong Yoo in an action-packed thriller; The Fatal Encounter a historical film that tells the story of the real-life assassination attempt on King Jeong-jo; adrenaline-pumping crime thriller A Hard Day follows a series of unfortunate events of a detective’s day; My Brilliant Life depicts a heart-warming story of a progeria child and romantic comedy My Love, My Bride illustrate the life of a newlywed couple.
All of the film screenings will be free and open to public from 26 to 28 October in GSC Pavilion KL. To redeem the free tickets, present a printout or a screenshot on mobile device of any photos or articles about this Festival in any publication, online postings from the official Facebook Page or GSC digital channels and get TWO complimentary tickets from the ticketing counters of the GSC Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. Redemption starts from 19 October onwards and will be on first-come-first-serve basis while tickets last.
The Suspect : Ji Dong Chul (Gong Yoo) was once one of the top special forces’ agents in North Korea, but after a change in political power, he was abandoned by his government while on a mission. He goes on the run, seeking his wife and daughter who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He goes on a vendetta for revenge but without knowing he becomes the prime suspect in a murder of a business executive with ties to Pyongyang. The South Korean intelligence service goes on a manhunt for the beleaguered former spy. The suspect now attempts to uncover the truth.
The Fatal Encounter : Based on a real-life assassination attempt on King Jeong Jo, the King (Hyun Bin) has been in power for only a year. He has already gone through several failed assassination attempts on his life and his hold on power is fragile at best. Queen Jungsoon, the mother-in-law of the king, and the vassals from Noron plot to assassinate the King. An elite assassin (Jo Jung Suk) raised outside of the palace walls was ordered to take down the King otherwise his love will be killed.
My Love, My Bride : Young Min (Jo Jung Suk) and Mi Young (Shin Min Ah) are a young couple who got married right after graduating from college. Following the honeymoon period, they begin bickering. As they struggle to make their marriage work, Young min and Mi Young gradually understand what love really is.
My Brilliant Life : Based on the 2011 novel “My Palpitating Life” by Kim Aeran, a heartwarming story of two young parents with their oldest son in the world. Immature and clumsy Dae Soo (Kang Dong Won) and beautiful but foul-mouthed Mi Ra (Song Hye Kyo) were both seventeen-year-old teenagers when Mi Ra became pregnant. Their son Ah Reum was born, but he was diagnosed with the extremely rare genetic disorder progeria, which makes its recipient age prematurely and rapidly. Years later, he is sixteen, but his body is that of an eighty-year-old man. Sensing that he doesn’t have much time left, he writes a story about how his young parents fell in love and how he came to be, hoping to give it as a gift to them on his seventeenth birthday.
A Hard Day : This thriller follows Go Geon Soo (Lee Sun Kyu), a detective, who had a hard day. In 24 hours, he receives a divorce notice from his wife and his mother passes away. What’s worse, he and his co-workers are investigated by police inspectors over alleged embezzlement. Then on his way to his mother’s funeral, he drives recklessly and commits a fatal hit and run. However, someone has been watching all along, now to make things right, his sole option is that he must take this to the end.