Arts & EventsKorea Film Festival Presented in Ottawa: June 26 - 29

Korea Film Festival Presented in Ottawa: June 26 - 29

Korea Film Festival Presented in Ottawa: June 26 - 29

The Canadian Government has announced that 2013 is officially designated the Year of Korea in Canada. The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Ciné-Asie, embrace this opportunity to put the spotlight on Korea by presenting Ottawa with the Korea Film Festival.

“With this festival, the CFI aims to highlight how since 2003, the film industry of Korea has produced a distinct and vibrant catalogue of films,” says CFI's executive director Tom McSorley.

Opening the KFF on Wednesday June 26 is Korea’s most recent submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, The Front Line (2012), a war epic set during the 1953 ceasefire of the Korean War. War of Arrows (2011), set in the 17th Century during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, premieres June 27.

The Front Line
The Front Line

War of Arrows
War of Arrows

 

Friday, June 28 will premiere the young-love and coming-of-age tale Architecture 101 (2012). Also on this night, a collection of short films from Seoul’s Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival (MSFF) will be presented. The festival closes on June 29, with the widely-regarded and highly-praised Mother (2009) from filmmaker Joon-ho Bong, the director of The Host (2006) and of the upcoming blockbuster Snowpiercer (2013).

Architecture 101
Architecture 101

Mother
Mother

 

All screenings take place in the Auditorium at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa. Tickets are available at the door each night, $12 for the general public and $8 for members, seniors and students. Visit www.cfi-icf.ca for complete listings.

For details, contact CFI executive director Tom McSorley (mcsorley@cfi-icf.ca) or programmer Jerrett Zaroski (zaroski@cfi-icf.ca) at 613-232-8769.

 

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