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2018 Korean Film Festival is about to kick off in the Philippines this September


The annual Korean Film Festival in the Philippines just got bigger and is giving you a walk through on Historical and Classic-themed Korean films starting this August 29, with its premier night at SM Megamall with the advanced screening of the 'The Pirates.' The festival will run from August 29 until September 26 and will be stopping by the cities of Manila, Baguio, Davao, Iloilo, and Cebu. 




Here are the film synopsis that will be screened:

1. The Pirates


Lee Seok-hoon, the director of the film, will grace the advance screening in SM Megamall with a Special Director’s Talk. The show was released in 2014 and is one of the blockbuster movies hitting US$56.1 million mark sales.

Here are the ADVANCE SCREENING schedules of the 'THE PIRATES' per city:
AUGUST 29 - SM MEGAMALL 7PM
SEPTEMBER 5 - SM CITY BAGUIO 7 PM
SEPTEMBER 12 - SM LANANG PREMIER 7 PM
SEPTEMBER 19 - SM CITY ILOILO 7 PM
SEPTEMBER 26 - SM CITY CEBU 7 PM


2. Warriors of the Dawn 


Starring Lee Jung-jae, Yeo Jin-goo and Kim Mu-yeol, this historical Japanese-Korean themed film is directed by Jeong Yoon-cheol and was released in May 2017. The movie shows how the characters endured defeats and trials and how they overcome all of them for their future's sake.


3. Nameless Gangster: Rules of the time


With the titles' literal meaning: "War on Crime: The Golden Age of the Bad Guys," it already gives you an idea on what the theme would be. This film cracks the system from the 'underworld' or under ground society, corruption, trafficking and crime. It was first screened in 2002 and starred by Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo.


4. Assassination 


Having the famous star Jun Ji-hyun on the cast, the all star cast are formed together with Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung-woo. The Assassination talks about a planned assassination on a Japanese army discussing how the dangerous mission of the three characters were carried out. Did they succeed? Watch to find out!


5. Dongju: the portrait of a poet


Taking you away from the traditional film, this South Korean black-and-white biographical period drama film is directed by Lee Joon-ik about Yun Dong-ju. It talks about the life of the poet and how he suffered during the Korean Independence movement.



For the complete film festival schedule and other details concerning the upcoming festival, visit Korean Cultural Center's website.

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