EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA HOSTS KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL 2015

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA HOSTS KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Kuala Lumpur, 11 August 2015 – Korean movie fans, mark your calendars and catch some of the best Korean films for free at the Korean Film Festival 2015 from 20 August – 23 August. The Korean Film Festival 2015 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 10 films will be shown in participating Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak.

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.

Speaking at the media launch of Korean Film Festival 2015, Minister Yoon Chang Yul, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea said, “On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, I am delighted to announce that the Korean Film Festival is back to Malaysia. We are excited about organizing this Korean Film Festival 2015. We hope to bring the cultures of Korea and Malaysia closer through this initiative and hence strengthen the ties between our two nations.”

The Korean Film Festival presents films across a diverse selection of Korean film genres, which include recent classics as well as award winning films. Drama, action-thriller, heart-warming romance movies and animation are 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.

“We are thrilled to offer Korean film-lovers a diverse showcase of world cinema exploring the global Korean experience. The four days event is going to be filled with fun and exciting Korean movies that cater the audiences from across all age groups. The festival features a line-up of ten films which are selected among the best of Korean cinema. The movie line-up includes dramatic features, fascinating animes and comedies,” said Mr Yoon Chang Yul.

The festival brings together tendiverse titles which includes: multi-award winning thriller “The Thieves”, “Confession of Murder”, romance drama, “All About My Wife”, “Marriage Blue”, history movie “The Front Line”, family drama, “My Paparotti”, “Duresori: The Voice of the East”, comedy “Man on the Edge” and animation films, “The King of Pigs” and “Green Days: Dinosaur and I”.

All of the film screenings will be free based on complimentary passes which can be redeemed via www.koreanfilmfestival.com.my, www.gsc.com.my, My Maxis Mobile App, The Star, and Harian Metro. Korean movie fans can then proceed to these selected locations: GSC Pavilion KL, GSC 1 Utama, GSC Gurney Plaza Penang, GSC CityONE MegaMall Kuching and GSC Suria Sabah Kota Kinabalu to redeem their tickets while stocks last. Redemption of tickets are from 20 to 23 August.

For the full details of movies, film schedule, please log on to www.koreanfilmfestival.com.my and www.gsc.com.my.

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