2023 SM Cinema Presents: Korean Film Festival

Korean Film Festival 2023 Presents a Cinematic Journey through Korea

The Korean Film Festival 2023 (KFF) invites audiences to embark on an extraordinary cinematic journey, showcasing Korea’s filmmaking excellence, captivating narratives, and breathtaking locations. The festival, titled Ka-ja! (Let’s go!) Korea through Films: Korean Film Festival 2023, will feature seven award-winning films carefully curated to capture the heart and soul of Korea.

Running from September 23 to 26, 2023, the festival will be held at five SM Cinema branches in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Seaside Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier. Admission to the festival is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC), in collaboration with SM Cinema, the Korean Film Council, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and the Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office, the Korean Film Festival 2023 promises to be a remarkable event.

The opening ceremony, led by Korean Ambassador Lee Sang-hwa, took place recently at the SM Cinema Mall of Asia. Attendees included National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairperson Victorino Manalo, SM Supermalls Senior Assistant Vice President Perkin So, and Film Development Council of the Philippines Director Daniel David Morales. Renowned K-film producers, CEO Park Eunkyung and Film Production Director Lee Yeonhwa of The Lamp, also flew in from Korea to join the opening ceremony. They are the creative geniuses behind the box-office sensation “Life is Beautiful,” which served as the festival’s opening film. Park and Lee were also featured in the festival’s Meet the Mentor series held at the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde.

Audiences can look forward to an exceptional selection of award-winning films that have captivated audiences worldwide. The lineup includes the joyful and uplifting musical “Life is Beautiful,” the stunning black and white drama “The Book of Fish,” the compelling independent film “Bori,” and must-see films such as “Director’s Intention,” “Everglow,” “Gyeongju,” and “Jukdo Surfing Diary.” Each film showcases scenic locations across Korea, including Gangneung, Busan, Jeju, Gyeongju, Yangyang, Paju, and Sinan.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the wonders of Korea through films at the Korean Film Festival 2023 at SM Cinema. For more information on the films, screening schedules, and updates, visit the Korean Cultural Center PH or SM Cinema’s Facebook pages.

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