2014 Korean Film Festival

Thursday, September 18, 2014 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

Grab a bucket of popcorn while enjoying a new wave of homegrown movies in the 2014 Korean Film Festival. 7 great films will be shown in 4 different SM locations nationwide. Among the movies are A Company Man, Hide and Seek, Hwayi: A Monster, King of Pigs, All About My Wife, Man on the Edge, and My Paparotti. Be ready to hit SM City Clark, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Cebu, and SM Megamall on the scheduled screening dates. Admission is FREE and it's a 1 ticket per viewer only. So, to assure you'll have yours, be at the cinema a couple of hours before the movie starts.

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Synopsis:
A Company Man
  • A contract killing organization is managed like a normal company and Hyeong-do works for this organization. A man loyal to his company and accepted as the firm’s best killer, Hyeong-do one day starts feeling doubts about his job and decides to quit it for a woman he is in love with. Instantly, he is under threat of being hunted down by his former colleagues
Hide and Seek
  • An OCD insomniac Sung-soo sets out to find his brother who has gone missing, only to discover that the shabby half empty apartment complex that Sung-soo's brother used to live in has strange symbols inscribed under the door bells. The residents look terrified, hurriedly locking themselves when Sung-soo and his family arrive at the apartment. Ever since they returned home from the trip, strange things start to happen. His house keys disappear, someone tries to break in when only his children are at home. Then the engravings under his doorbell appear. With his family quivering in fear, Sung-soo's compulsiveness and nightmares get worse
Hwayi: A Monster 
  • EO Jin-goo plays the titular role of Hwayi, raised by 5 fathers who are famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feel something odd about this particular contract, Suk-tae is adamant to carry out this job with Hwayi in tow. During the job Hwayi discovers a photograph of a child in Lim’s house. Eventually, Suk-tae hands his gun to Hwayi and he is forced to pull the trigger. He becomes ill after committing his first kill, and realizes that the boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar
King of Pigs
  • The award-winning animated film tackles the issue of bullying. Kyung-min, a businessman, and Jong-suk, a failed writer, are former schoolmates. During a reunion dinner they look back on their school days, when a particularly cruel group of students, "the dogs", exercised a reign of terror by hazing and bullying part of the other students, the "pigs". One day, KIM Chul, one of their mates, stood up to the "dogs", becoming the only hope of ending their tyranny. Fifteen years on, he remains a hero. But behind this figure, the two men recall the murky story of their bond
All About My Wife
  • Doo-hyun's (LEE) wife Jung-in (LIM) is the complete package -- a beautiful woman and excellent cook -- but he simply cannot stand her endless nagging and complaining. Doo-hyun chances upon a way out of this relationship when his company finally transfers him to another province. However, much to his dismay, Jung-in secretly moves into the house to be with him day and night. But when Doo-hyun sees his new neighbor Sung-gi (RYU) being chased by adoring women day in and day out, he hatches a new scheme, asking Sung-gi to seduce Jung-in. Confident as ever, Sung-gi begins his new conquest, not knowing what Jung-in has in store for him
Man on the Edge
  • A story about Kwang-ho (PARK Shin-hyang), a famous mob in town, where strange things begin to happen after he is stabbed in the hand during a fight. He concludes that the path of a shaman is the only solution to his problems, and juggles his vocation as a mob by night and his new role as a shaman by day. He's now known as 'veiled shaman' and even ghosts visit him for help. While Kwang-ho leads a dangerous double life, he begins to sympathize with a child ghost named Su-min. When Kwang-ho is about to help Su-min, his cover is blown and is attacked by a rival gang. Will Kwang-ho be able to fulfill Su-min's wish?
My Paparotti
  • Tells of the story of a local teen gangster with musical dreams (LEE Je-hoon) and the once-promising music prodigy turned local teacher Sang-jin (HAN Suk-kyu) as they work together towards fulfilling each other's dreams. ang-jin was a promising young singer who now works as a high school music teacher after suffering from vocal cord tumor. His ordinary life is suddenly rattled when Jang-ho, a local teen hooligan is transferred to his school. Jang-ho is a constant source of headache, but upon hearing Kang-ho's singing voice, he realizes the boy’s ture talent and decides to help develop it. Just as the two grow their special bond, unexcepted conflict arises between two rival gangs, which propels Jang-ho into a crisis. Will Jang-ho overcome the obstacles and fulfill his destiny as a world-class singer?
Promo Mechanics:
  1. Log on to phil.korean-culture.org to view the screening schedule
  2. Go to the scheduled SM Cinema on the scheduled movie dates at least two (2) hours before the screening time to guarantee your seat
  3. First come, first served basis
  4. For All Access Passes holder
    • No need to line up for the tickets
    • You have access to watch only seven (7) movies of the festival. If you would like to watch the same movie again, you would have to line up for the regular tickets unless there are still available seats
  5. Watch and enjoy as many films as you can
Promo Period: September 17 - October 12, 2014
  • SM City Clark (Cinema 6)
    • September 17
      • A Company Man - 7PM
    • September 18
      • My Paparotti - 1PM
      • The King of Pigs - 3:40PM
      • All About My Wife - 5:50PM
      • Man on the Edge - 8:30PM
    • September 19
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • Man on the Edge - 3:40PM
      • My Paparotti - 6:20PM
      • Hwayi: A Monster Boy - 9PM
    • September 20
      • The King of Pigs - 1PM
      • Man on the Edge - 3:10PM
      • My Paparotti - 5:50PM
      • Hide and Seek  - 8:30PM
    • September 21
      • Man on the Edge - 1PM
      • The King of Pigs - 3:40PM
      • A Company Man - 5:50PM
      • All About My Wife - 8PM
  • SM Lanang Premier (Cinema 6)
    • September 24
      • My Paparotti - 7PM
    • September 25 
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • Man on the Edge - 3:40PM
      • My Paparotti - 6:20PM
      • The King of Pigs - 9PM
    • September 26
      • The King of Pigs - 1PM
      • Man on the Edge - 3:10PM
      • All About My Wife - 5:50PM
      • Hide and Seek - 8:25PM
    • September 27
      • My Paparotti - 1PM
      • The King of Pigs - 3:40PM
      • A Company Man - 5:50PM
      • Man on the Edge - 8PM
    • September 28
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • A Company Man - 3:35PM
      • My Paparotti - 5:45PM
      • Hwayi: A Monster Boy - 8:25PM
  • SM City Cebu (Cinema 2)
    • October 1
      • Hide and Seek - 7PM
    • October 2
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • Man on the Edge - 3:35PM
      • The King of Pigs - 6:15PM
      • My Paparotti - 8:25PM
    • October 3
      • My Paparotti - 1PM
      • The King of Pigs - 3:40PM
      • A Company Man - 5:50PM
      • Man on the Edge - 8PM
    • October 4
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • A Company Man - 3:35PM
      • My Paparotti - 5:45PM
      • Hwayi: A Monster Boy - 8:25PM
    • October 5
      • The King of Pigs - 1PM
      • Man on the Edge - 3:10PM
      • All About My Wife - 5:50PM
      • A Company Man - 8:25PM
  • SM Megamal (Cinema 7)
    • October 8
      • A Company Man (Cinema 9) - 7PM)
    • October 9
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • The King of Pigs - 3:35PM
      • My Paparotti - 5:45PM
      • Hwayi: A Monster Boy - 8:25PM
    • October 10
      • Hide and Seek - 1PM
      • All About My Wife - 3:20PM
      • Man on the Edge - 5:55PM
      • A Company Man - 8:25PM
    • October 11
      • All About My Wife - 1PM
      • The King of Pigs - 3:35PM
      • My Paparotti - 5:45PM
      • Hwayi: A Monster Boy - 8:25PM
    • October 12
      • Hide and Seek - 1PM
      • A Company Man - 3:20PM
      • Man on the Edge - 5:30PM
      • My Paparotti - 8:10PM
Promo Prize:
  • FREE Korean Films!
Upside
  • Watch FREE films
Downside
  • None
For more info, log on to phil.korean-culture.org or call 555-1711 or email events@koreanculture.ph