Thursday, September 17, 2009

Korean Film Festival

AS part of its year-long celebration, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea shall be holding a Korean Film Festival from 23 to 29 September 2009 at the Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex.

The film festival will be featuring seven of the most widely-acclaimed films in the past decade. Yesterday I was invited to an exclusive pre-screening of the movie entitled “Old Boy” at the Shang Cineplex’s Cinema 3. Old Boy, an action film directed by Park Chan-wook and highly recommended by filmmaker and good friend, Rianne Hill Soriano, is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy and was awarded the Grand Prix in the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Due to other commitments, I wasn't able to make it but will try to catch another screening of Old Boy on the festival's opening night. Film buffs might also want to catch this and the other films scheduled for screening. For the festival's complete schedule, please click on the attached poster in this post.

Here's a trailer of Old Boy:

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