If you’re out for Korean movies this September, you’re in luck. The Battleship Island, doubtless the biggest film Song Joong-ki has starred in, is enjoying a nationwide release, alongside the common weekly Hollywood fare.
Also, the 2017 Korean Film Festival is nearing its kick-off, which sees the Philippine premiere of five Korean films. Among those are TIFF 2016 favorite, How To Steal A Dog, directed by Kim Sung-ho, and E J-yong’s involving little drama, My Brilliant Life.
These films premiere on September 7th thru 10th at SM Megamall, and will have encore screenings on a number of SM cinemas, such as: SM Lanang in Davao (September 14th thru 17th), SM City Iloilo (September 21st thru 24th), SM City Cebu (September 28th thru October 1st), SM City Clark (October 5th thru 8th), and SM City Dasmarinas (October 12th thru 15th). Admission is free.
Here is the Typist PH guide to the Korean Film Festival 2017.
How To Steal A Dog (2014)
Ji-so, a young girl who doesn’t have a house because of her bankrupted dad. In order to get money to buy a house, she plans to steal wealthy people’s dogs to earn reward money when she returns them.
Directed by: Kim Sung-ho
Screening Schedule: September 7, 7:00 p.m; September 9, 6:00 p.m.
The King Of Jogku (2013)
Mansup returns from military service and is disappointed that his school’s Jogku (foot volleyball) court has vanished. He puts together a team to get it reinstated and to win the heart of a classmate.
Directed by: Woo Moon-gi
Screening Schedule: September 8, 12:00 p.m; September 9, 3:00 p.m.
My Brilliant Life (2014)
In his final moments alive, a progeria patient writes a story about how his parents fell in love and how he came to be, hoping to give it as a gift to them on his seventeenth birthday.
Directed by: E J-yong
Screening Schedule: September 8, 6:00 p.m; September 10, 3:00 p.m.
A story about three friends, Chiho, Dongwoo, and Gyungjae. Each of them has just turned 20 years old and they must decide what to do with their life.
Directed by: Lee Byeong-heon
Screening Schedule: September 9, 12:00 p.m; September 10, 6:00 p.m.
Very Ordinary Couple (2013)
The film is about a Korean couple with an unsteady relationship.
Directed by: Roh Deok
Screening Schedule: September 8, 3:00 p.m; September 10, 12:00 p.m.
For more information about the 2017 Korean Film Festival, visit the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines’ Facebook page.