All tickets will be distributed on the day of the
screening while the invited guests are entering
the cinema. Only 1 ticket per viewer will be given.
All tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.
If a guest would like to watch the next movie, he/she
should line up again for the ticket distribution.
are given to VIPs, partners and sponsors of the Korean
Film Festival. The holders of these passes may watch
all seven (7) movies of the festival and are entitled
to the following perks and privileges:
Cinema Express lane - There is no need for the
Access Pass holder to line up for the tickets
Resereved seats per screening - Limited seats
are available per screening. These seats are also
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Access to watch only seven (7) movies of the festival
- If they would like to watch the same movie again,
they would have to line up for the regular tickets
unless there are still available seats for All Access
Seven films featured for 2014 Korean Film Festival
Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the Embassy of the Republic of
Korea will be featuring seven films for the upcoming Korean Film Festival this
September and October, in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the
Philippines (FDCP), the Film Cultural Exchange Program, Korea Copyright Commission,
Korea Tourism Organization, SM Cinema and SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.
in Clark this September 17, the 2014 Korean Film Festival will be stopping by
the cities of Davao and Cebu before finally landing in Manila.
Ji-sub’s action-thriller “Company Man” leads this year’s
roster of films with varied genre, as well as the thriller films “Hide
and Seek,” “Hwayi,” and “King of Pigs.” The romantic comedy “All
about My Wife,” and dramas “Man on the Edge” and “My
Paparotti” complete the film list for the 2014 Korean Film Festival.
movie Company Man (회사원) tells the story of Hyeong-do
(SO Ji-sub), an assassin who regards his work as a routine. A contract
killing organization is managed like a normal company and Hyeong-do works for
this organization. A man loyal to his company and accepted as the firm’s best
killer, Hyeong-do one day starts feeling doubts about his job and decides to
quit it for a woman he is in love with. Instantly, he is under threat of being
hunted down by his former colleagues.
stars in Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질) as the OCD
insomniac Sung-soo whose brother has gone missing. He sets out to find him,
only to discover that the shabby half empty apartment complex that Sung-soo’s
brother used to live in has strange symbols inscribed under the door bells: □, ○, △, V. The
residents look terrified, hurriedly locking themselves when Sung-soo and his
family arrive at the apartment. Ever since they returned home from the trip,
strange things start to happen. His house keys disappear, someone tries to
break in when only his children are at home. Then the engravings under his
doorbell appear: □1, ○1, △2. With his
family quivering in fear, Sung-soo’s compulsiveness and nightmares get worse.
film Hwayi (화이 : 괴물을삼킨아이), child
star Yeo Jin-goo was voted as the Best New Actor in the 33rd Korean
Association of Film Critics Awards and the 34th Blue Dragon Film
Awards in 2013. YEO Jin-goo plays the titular role of Hwayi, raised by 5
fathers who are famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a
man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feel something odd
about this particular contract, Suk-tae is adamant to carry out this job with
Hwayi in tow. During the job Hwayi discovers a photograph of a child in Lim’s
house. Eventually, Suk-tae hands his gun to Hwayi and he is forced to pull the
trigger. He becomes ill after committing his first kill, and realizes that the
boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar.
award-winning animated film King of Pigs
(돼지의왕) tackles the
issue of bullying. Kyung-min, a businessman, and Jong-suk, a failed writer, are
former schoolmates. During a reunion dinner they look back on their school
days, when a particularly cruel group of students, “the dogs”, exercised a
reign of terror by hazing and bullying part of the other students, the “pigs”.
One day, KIM Chul, one of their mates, stood up to the “dogs”, becoming the
only hope of ending their tyranny. Fifteen years on, he remains a hero. But
behind this figure, the two men recall the murky story of their bond.
and LEE Sun-kyun star as a married couple in All About My Wife (내아내의모든것), the only romantic comedy film in the festival. Doo-hyun’s
(LEE) wife Jung-in (LIM) is the complete package -- a beautiful woman and
excellent cook -- but he simply cannot stand her endless nagging and
complaining. Doo-hyun chances upon a way out of this relationship when his
company finally transfers him to another province. However, much to his dismay,
Jung-in secretly moves into the house to be with him day and night. But when
Doo-hyun sees his new neighbor Sung-gi (RYU) being chased by adoring women day
in and day out, he hatches a new scheme, asking Sung-gi to seduce Jung-in.
Confident as ever, Sung-gi begins his new conquest, not knowing what Jung-in
has in store for him.
drama-comedy Man on the Edge (박수건달) is a story about Kwang-ho (PARK Shin-hyang), a
famous mob in town, where strange things begin to happen after he is stabbed in
the hand during a fight. He concludes that the path of a shaman is the only
solution to his problems, and juggles his vocation as a mob by night and his
new role as a shaman by day. He＇s now known as ‘veiled shaman’ and even ghosts
visit him for help. While Kwang-ho leads a dangerous double life, he begins to
sympathize with a child ghost named Su-min. When Kwang-ho is about to help
Su-min, his cover is blown and is attacked by a rival gang. Will Kwang-ho be
able to fulfill Su-min＇s wish?
music-themed drama film, My Paparotti
(파파로티) tells of the
story of a local teen gangster with musical dreams (LEE Je-hoon) and the
once-promising music prodigy turned local teacher Sang-jin (HAN Suk-kyu) as
they work together towards fulfilling each other’s dreams. ang-jin was a
promising young singer who now works as a high school music teacher after
suffering from vocal cord tumor. His ordinary life is suddenly rattled when
Jang-ho, a local teen hooligan is transferred to his school. Jang-ho is a
constant source of headache, but upon hearing Kang-ho’s singing voice, he
realizes the boy’s ture talent and decides to help develop it. Just as the two
grow their special bond, unexcepted conflict arises between two rival gangs,
which propels Jang-ho into a crisis. Will Jang-ho overcome the obstacles and
fulfill his destiny as a world-class singer?
2014 Korean Film Festival will run from September 17 to 21 at SM City Clark in
Pampanga, September 24 to 28 at SM City Davao, October 1 to 5 at SM City Cebu
and from October 8 to 12 at SM Megamall in Manila. Free admission.