Film Festivals

7 Different Colors of Love: Korean Film Festival 2011

SM Cinema together with Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines bring seven Korean films for this Korean Film Festival. The featured films reflect distinct aspects of love thus the theme 7 Different Colors of Love.

There had been Korean film fests in the past but I think this is the first time SM Cinema hosts such an event. The festival runs from September 19 to October 2 in three venues: SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM Cebu. Admission is free.

Speedy Scandal (2008)

Directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol | Starring: Cha Tae Hyun, Park Bo Young, Wang Suk Hyun | Genre: Comedy/Family

Nam Hyun Soo was a very famous idol worshipped like God by teens. Though he is in his mid-thirties now, he is still one of the most sought-after celebrity in the industry and a DJ in a radio show. One of his listeners, Jung-nam, sends him letters narrating her willingness to see her father whom she never met. Her story became a hit and catapults the show’s ratings to be the most popular program. But one day, Jung-nam knocks on Hyun Soo’s door claiming that the father he hasn’t met is none other than him.

Secret Reunion (2010)

Directed by Jang Hoon | Starring: Kang Dong Won, Song Kang Ho | Genre: Action/Drama

When North Korean secret agent Ji-won crosses the 38th Parallel on a mission, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) led by Han-gyu intervenes, and a shooting rampage ensues in the heart of Seoul. For the incident, Han-gyu is fired and Ji-won is deserted by his agency. Six years later, the two meet by chance and start a business partnership in order to steal information from the other.

The Happy Life (2007)

Directed by Lee Joon-ik | Starring: Jang Geun Suk, Kim Yun Seok, Kim Sang Ho, Jung Jin Young | Genre: Comedy/Drama

Sang-woo, the leader of college rock band Volcano, dies and sets up a reunion for Gi-yeong and the other members of the group. Former bass player Seong-wook lives a hand-to-mouth existence working two jobs. Drummer Hyeok-su is a single father struggling to make a living as a car salesman. The jobless lead guitarist Gi-yeong dreams of taking over Volcano as the new frontman. When he suggests they reform the band while the old friends reminisce at the funeral, they all spurn the idea. But Gi-yeong persists and gets each to relent, setting the stage for a rock and roll reunion.

For Eternal Hearts (2007)

Directed by Hwang Kyoo-deok | Starring: Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Min Sun, Cha Soo Yeon | Genre: Romance/Drama

An ordinary college boy Su-young meets an extraordinary girl named Pippi on campus. He fell in love with Pippi which did not last long because the latter ended her life at a student demonstration. While trying to get over Pippi, he was hired as a tutor for a girl named Su-young. He was almost at the brink of giving up because of Su-young’s peculiar personality but something is stopping him from doing so. He soon fell in love with Su-young and bizarre things started to happen.

Hwang Jin Yi (2007)

Directed by Chang Yoon-hyun | Starring: Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ji Tae | Genre: Drama

Based on the story of Hwang Jin Yi, the most renowned courtesan of the Chosun Dynasty. Hwang Jin-Yi was a beautiful, talented and intelligent young woman who was able to read and write well, but because she was an illegitimate child, she had no other recourse but to become a gisaeng where she used her position to gain favor with the noble classes.

Christmas in August (1998)

Directed by Hur Jin-ho |  Starring: Han Suk Kyu, Shim Eun-Ha | Genre: Romance/Drama

Portrait photographer, Jung-won falls in love with parking agent Da-rim. He hides the fact to Da-Rim and tries to continue living as usual, spending time with his friends and family. However, the romance never gets a chance to develop into intimacy. Jung-won soon finds out he is suffering from an unnamed illness and has to come to terms with his impending death.

My Dear Enemy (2008)

Directed by Lee Yoon-ki | Starring: Jeon Do Yeon, Ha Jeong Woo | Genre: Melodrama/Romance

Hee-Soo, who is living a miserable life as a single woman in her thirties, sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung Woon who owes her $1000. Byeong Woon is also penniless but knows that girls are willing to give him money. Hee-Soo follows him as he visits many girls for money and starts a one-day journey that will change her life again.

Screening Schedule:

Mall of Asia, Cinema 6

September 19 Premier Night

7:30 PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

September 20

1:15 PM – The Happy Life 즐거운 인생

8:30 PM – Speedy Scandal 과속스캔들

September 21

6:30 PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

9:30 PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이

September 22

6:30 PM – Christmas in August 팔월의 크리스마스

9:30 PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

September 23

6:30 PM – Secret reunion 의형제

9:30 PM – The Happy Life 즐거운 인생

September 24

12:45 PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이

3:00 PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

7:30 PM – Christmas in August 8월의 크리스마스

September 25

12:45 PM – Happy Life 즐거운 인생

3:00 PM – Speedy Scandal 과속스캔들

7:30 PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

SM North EDA, Cinema 3

September 20

1:40 PM – Hwang Jin Yi, 황진이

6:30 PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

September 21

1:40 PM – Speedy Scandal 과속스캔들

6:30PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

September 22

1:40PM – The Happy Life 즐거운 인생

6:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

September 23

1:40PM – Christmas in August 8월의 크리스마스

6:30PM – Speedy Scandal 과속스캔들

September 24

1:40PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

6:30PM – The Happy Life 즐거운 인생

9:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

September 25

1:40PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이

6:30PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

9:30PM – Christmas in August 8월의 크리스마스

SM CEBU, Cinema 1

September 28 Premier Night

1:30PM – Speedy Scandal 과속스캔들

September 28

7:30PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

9:30PM – The Happy Life 즐거운 인생

September 29

5:30PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이

7:30PM – Christmas in August 8팔월의 크리스마스

9:30PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

September 30

5:30PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

7:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

9:30PM – Speedy Scandal 과속스캔들.

October 01

5:30PM – The Happy Life 즐거운 인생

7:30PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

9:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

October 02

5:30PM – Christmas in August 팔월의 크리스마스

7:30PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이

9:30PM – For Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

For more information visit http://phil.korean-culture.org/.

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