Of Popcorn and Free Korean Movie Tickets!

Two things you should not to miss – Korean movies and free tickets!

Calling all Korean movie fans! The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia is organising Korean Film Festival 2017 – a 3-day film festival that offers Malaysian audience the chance to enjoy the exciting Korean films for free! A total of 5 films will be shown in Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Pavilion KL from 26 to 28 October 2017. To make it easier for you to pick which to go to, we’ve read up on the movies to come up with the summaries. Our recommendation? Watch all of them!

1. The Suspect 용의자 (2013)

Korean Film Festival 2017 The Suspect

Duration: 137 minutes
Subtitle: English
Genre: Action, Thriller
Trailer: Youtube

Synopsis: Ji Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) was once one of the top special force agents in North Korea, but after a change in political power, he was abandoned by his government while on a mission. He goes on the run, seeking his wife and daughter who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He goes on a vendetta for revenge but without knowing he becomes the prime suspect in a murder of a business executive with ties to Pyongyang. The South Korean intelligence service goes on a manhunt for the beleaguered former spy. The suspect now attempts to uncover the truth.

2. The Fatal Encounter 역린 (2014)

Korean Film Festival 2017 The Fatal Encounter

Duration: 135 minutes
Subtitle: English
Genre: Action, Drama
Trailer: Youtube

Synopsis: Queen Jungsoon, the mother-in-law of the king, and the vassals from Noron plot to assassinate the King. An elite assassin (Jo Jung-suk) raised outside of the palace walls was ordered to take down the King otherwise his love will be killed.

3. A Hard Day 끝까지간다 (2014)

Korean Film Festival 2017 A Hard Day

Duration: 111 minutes
Subtitle: English
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Trailer: Youtube

Synopsis: This thriller follows Go Geon-soo (Lee Sun-kyu), a detective, who had a hard day. In 24 hours, he receives a divorce notice from his wife and his mother passes away. What’s worse, he and his co-workers are investigated by police inspectors over alleged embezzlement. Then on his way to his mother’s funeral, he drives recklessly and commits a fatal hit and run. However, someone has been watching all along, now to make things right, his sole option is that he must take this to the end.

4. My Brilliant Life 두근두근내인생 (2014)

Korean Film Festival 2017 My Brilliant Life

Duration: 110 minutes
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama
Trailer: Youtube

Synopsis: Based on the 2011 novel “My Palpitating Life” by Kim Aeran, a heartwarming story of two young parents with their oldest son in the world. Immature and clumsy Dae-soo (Kang Dong-won) and beautiful but foul-mouthed Mi-ra (Song Hye-kyo) were both seventeen-year-old teenagers when Mi-ra became pregnant. Their son Ah-reum was born, but he was diagnosed with the extremely rare genetic disorder progeria, which makes its recipient age prematurely and rapidly. Years later, he is sixteen, but his body is that of an eighty-year-old man. Sensing that he doesn’t have much time left, he writes a story about how his young parents fell in love and how he came to be, hoping to give it as a gift to them on his seventeenth birthday.

5. My Love, My Bride 나의사랑나의신부 (2014)

Korean Film Festival 2017 My Love, My Bride

Duration: 111 minutes
Subtitle: English
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Trailer: Youtube

Synopsis: Young couple Young-min (Jo Jung-suk) and Mi-young (Shin Min-ah) got married right after graduating from college. Following the honeymoon period, they begin bickering. As they struggle to make their marriage work, Young-min and Mi-young gradually understand what love really is.

To redeem the free tickets, present a printout or a screenshot on mobile device of any photos or articles about this Festival in any publication (USE THIS ONE smile emoticon), online postings from the official Facebook Page or GSC digital channels and get TWO complimentary tickets from the ticketing counters of the GSC Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. Redemption starts from 19 October 2017 onwards and will be on first-come-first-serve basis while tickets last.

For more details on showtimes, click here.

Korean Film Festival 2017 Kuala Lumpur GSC

Basir Zainuddin

Basir Zainuddin

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