A film fest that’s truly for foreigners in SeoulA Korean film festival will be held next week for foreigners in Seoul, whose opportunity to enjoy Korean movies in a theater setting with English subtitles is limited.
The International Education Institute at Ewha Womans University is holding its “Ewha Korean Film Festival” from Tuesday to Thursday.
At the International Education Building (LG Convention Hall) on the Ewha campus, eight Korean films that have received international recognition will be screened.
“Taegukgi,” “Old Boy,” “Failan,” “2009 Lost Memory” and other critically acclaimed Korean films have been chosen for the festival. Such famous directors as Park Chan-wook, the director of “Old Boy,” Yim Sun-rye of “Waikiki Brothers,” and Kim Dong-won of “The Repatriation” will hold discussions with the audience on each day of the festival.
The program will also include an opening night reception on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
The event is being sponsored by Showroom Cinema, from Sheffield, England, which began showing Korean films to British audiences in 2001. This year, around 15 cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland are holding a Korean film festival.
Admission to the Ewha film festival is free. The theater has a capacity of about 250 to 300 people, so arrive early to get a seat.
by Choi Sun-young
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