2012 Korean Film Festival

Monday, September 17, 2012 jeffrey 0 Comments

Ber months is coming and with that comes a series of film festivals all over the country. This month, prepare your soda and popcorn for it's time to celebrate your family time watching the 2012 Korean Film Festival. Seven (7) family-oriented Korean movies will be screened in 3 different SM locations (Megamall, Baguio and Cebu) so better watch out for the screening dates. Spellbound, Jeon Woo Chi, Bunt, A Barefoot Dream, Late Blossom, Arahan, and Highway Star complete the list of the film festival. Admission is FREE. This is a first-come, first-served basis so you need to be at the cinema entrance at least 2 hours before the screening starts to guarantee your tickets.

On the same movie note, Cinematheque Baguio is celebrating their 1st year anniversary with 4 Iocal Indie films (Walking the Waking Journey, Perfumed Nightmare, Ang Mundo Sa Panahon ng Bato and Kanana Kanu). This is also for FREE so watch them all at Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio.



Synopsis:

Spellbound
  • An unusual mix of horror and romance, and focuses on the love story between road magician Jo-goo and the muse for his overnight success, Yu-ri. Yu-ri is haunted by ghosts and Jo-goo, who falls in love with her, has to rise above his fears to save the two of them
Jeon Woo Chi
  • A story of the eponymous playful apprentice who gets imprisoned in a scroll, having been wrongfully accused for murder. He gets freed 500 years later as a last resort to bring back the order into the world
Bunt
  • Deals with the mentally-challenged Dong-ku who suddenly finds himself without 'use' upon the arrival of water purifiers. In an attempt to use his only capabilty, Dong-ku finds himself joining the baseball team
A Barefoot Dream
  • A story of a former soccer prospect who heads to his dreams, the International Youth Soccer Championship, albeit with numerous almost-failures of detours
Late Blossom
  • A heartwarming film on the lives of the two couples living not far apart from each other. It follows the two couples' respective struggles on life and love
Arahan
  • Follows the story of the honest yet clumsy rookie policeman Sang-hwan and the martial arts specialist Eui Jin. Together they fight the evil Heuk-woon whose greed wreaks havoc to mankind
Highway Star
  • Tells the story of Dal-Ho and his dream. Dal-Ho wants to become a famous rock singer, but was forced to play trot to make ends meet. He later gets the chance to release an album but belatedly realized that he has to sing trot instead of rock n' roll. His shame drives him to hide his face but his voice and his mysteriousness catapult him to unprecedented success
Promo Requirements:
  1. Go to the screening venues on the scheduled movie dates
    • SM Megamall
    • SM Baguio
    • SM Cebu
  2. First-come, first-served. Get your FREE tickets at least two (2) hours before the screening to guarantee your pass
  3. Enjoy watching Korean films!
Promo Period:
  • SM Megamall, Cinema 4 (September 18-23, 2012)
    • September 18
      • Jeon Woo Chi - 7:15 PM
    • September 19
      • Bunt -1:30 PM
      • Highway Star - 4:30 PM
      • Spellbound - 7:30 PM
    • September 20
      • Barefoot Dream - 1:30 PM
      • Late Blossom - 4:30 PM
      • Arahan - 7:30 PM
    • September 21
      • Jeon Woo Chi -1:30 PM
      • Bunt - 4:30 PM
      • Barefoot Dream - 7:30 PM
    • September 22
      • Late Blossom - 12:00 PM
      • Arahan - 4:30 PM
      • Spellbound - 7:30 PM
    • September 23
      • Bunt - 12:00 PM
      • Highway Star - 4:30 PM
      • Jeon Woo Chi - 7:30 PM
  • SM Baguio (September 26-30, 2012)
    • September 26
      • Spellbound - 7:15 PM
    • September 27
      • Highway Star - 10:00 AM
      • Bunt - 7:00 PM
    • September 28
      • Late Blossom - 10:00 AM
      • Jeon Woo Chi - 7:00 PM
    • September 29
      • Barefoot Dream - 9:00 AM
      • Arahan - 11:00 AM
    • September 30
      • Jeon Woo Chi - 9:00 AM
      • Spellbound - 5:30 PM
  • SM Cebu (October 3-7, 2012)
    • October 3
      • Late Blossom - 7:15 PM
    • October 4
      • Arahan - 2:00 PM
      • Barefoot Dream - 5:00 PM
      • Jeon Woo Chi - 8:00 PM
    • October 5
      • Spellbound - 2:00 PM
      • Bunt - 4:30 PM
      • Late Blossom - 8:00 PM
    • October 6
      • Barefoot Dream - 12:00 PM
      • Jeon Woo Chi - 4:00 PM
      • Spellbound - 7:30 PM
    • October 7
      • Bunt - 2:00 PM
      • Arahan - 4:30 PM
      • Highway Star - 8:00 PM
Promo Prize:
  • FREE Korean Films!
Upside
  • Watch FREE movies
Downside
  • None
For more info, log on to phil.korean-culture.org