Korean Film Festival 2016 in Colombo
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka and the Korea
Foundation will co-host a Korean Film Festival 2016 from October 14 to
October 17 at the National Film Corporation (NFC) Theatre, Colombo 7, in
partnership with the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka.
The opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on the first day of
the Festival (October 14), and "Born to Sing" - a comedy drama - is
scheduled to be screened asthe opening film. The Festival hopes to
provide Sri Lankan people with an opportunity to better understand
Korea's culture and society through the medium of contemporary films.
In total, four contemporary Korean films will be featured during the
Festival for the general public on a first-come first-served basis.
All movies will have English subtitles. The films to be screened are
as follows: Born to Sing (Comedy Drama 2013), How to Steal a Dog (Family
Drama 2014), No Breathing (Romance 2013), and My Love, My Bride (Comedy
Korean films have enjoyed soaring popularity over the last few years.
Korean movies are both character - and plot-driven, and incredibly
diverse and complex with a healthy mix of blockbusters, documentaries,
indie films and film festival movies, while offering an alternative to
the usual 'Western' scripts.
The new Korean films of the 21st century, a regular feature at
international film festivals, are playing a crucial trend-shaping role
in Asian culture in particular.
The high calibre Korean films today are largely the result of the
artistic passion of Korean movie makers and their ability to match the
production skills of other advanced nations as well as Korean moviegoers
undying support for Korean films.