For the first time, a celebration of K-Cinema is being hosted across Canada
ABOVE: Best Supporting Actress winner (Minari, 2020), YOUN Yuh-Jung stars in Ladies of the Forest by director KIM Cho-hee.
Date: July 1, 2021 – October 30, 2021
Organizer: The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, The Korean Cultural Centre Canada, The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Centre are pleased to host a very special edition of the K-Cinema festival in conjunction with the Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal Consulates’ General. The festival, co-hosted by various partners across-country, is offering Canadians an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy numerous outstanding Korean films throughout the remainder of the year. Best of all, the screenings are free!
With Parasite (BONG Joon-ho, 2019) and Minari (LEE Isaac Chung, 2020) garnering widespread acclaim, Korean films have steadily gained a reputation from moviegoers and critics for being engaging, nuanced, and thought-provoking.
The K-Cinema Celebration in Canada is featuring a diverse array of Korean films to all Canadians across the country, from independent to recent-released film. All films will be screened online to ensure easy access to everyone and to assure safety and comfort, especially during such unprecedented times with strict limitations on cultural activities due to COVID-19.
Moreover, in honour of YOUN Yuh-Jung, winner of the ‘Best Supporting Oscar’ for her role in Minari, this year’s festival will highlight her filmography over the course of her longstanding and distinguished career.
The festival will be hosted as a series and began in Vancouver on July 1st and runs until July 10th, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver, together with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), will present Canola (2016), Minari (2020), Actresses (2009), and The Bacchus Lady (2016).
From July 9th to August 6th, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto, with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), will screen Innocence (2020), Mr. Zoo (2020), Peninsula (2020), Next Door Neighbor (2020), Minari (2020), and Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020).
Next, from August 18th to October 13th, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Centre will present YOUN Yuh-Jung featured films and films featuring various images of cities across Korea. Lastly, from September 30th to October 30th, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Montreal, together with Ciné-Asie, will host the 8th Korean Film Festival Canada, presenting films that highlight women’s perspectives, and YOUN Yuh Jung featured films.
In addition, visual works of media artists that were not easily accessible to Canadian audiences will be presented as a special element of the festival along with concurrent programs such as Director’s Talk and Artist’s Talk.
For more information about the K-Cinema Celebration in Canada, please refer to the official website of the festival (http://kccincanada.com). Information will continuously be updated on the website.