22 Nov - The 6th Korean Film Festival in 2022 was officially launched yesterday, ready to entertain all film lovers and new audiences alike with the best of Korean cinema.
The opening ceremony was successfully held at GSC Mid Valley graced by the presence of Ms. Shirley Low, Chief Marketing Officer, Golden Screen Cinemas, H.E. Mr. Yeo Seung-Bae, Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia, and Tuan U-Wei Haji Saari, famous Malaysian film director and member of the Advisory Panel at Kuala Lumpur Film School.
Director U-Wei was the chairman of the documentary film competition jury at the 2022 Moscow International Film Festival which took place last August. He delivered a speech and announced the winners in Bahasa Melayu in Moscow as a Malaysian filmmaker and representing Malaysia.
"The impact of the Korean cinema is becoming a phenomenon. I think once Korea decided to take up something it means business and it won't stop until it gets what it aims for, for example, to the international level," said U-Wei in his congratulatory speech.
"Our embassy always strives to provide more opportunities for those Malaysian friends who want to know better everything about Korea. Such interaction should not be one-sided. That is why we are working to introduce the culture and history of Malaysia to the Korean public, while promoting Korean culture here in Malaysia," said the Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia, H.E. Yeo Seung-bae.
He further added, "We already see that the interest about Malaysia is getting more enhanced in Korea lately. A total of four Malaysian films such as 'Stone Turtle' and 'A place called Silence' were screened at Korea's biggest film festival, Busan International Film Festival last month. All of them received positive responses from the audience. In fact, the trend started long ago when Director U-Wei participated in the very first Busan International Film Festival with his film 'Kaki Bakar'."
"The GSC Group recently released "Ajoomma", a Singaporean-Korean drama film directed by He Shuming in our GSC International Screens. The response has been pretty encouraging so far, hence it will be great if we can work on more collaboration with the Korean Embassy" shared Ms. Shirley Low in her speech.
The Korean Film Festival will be held from 25 to 27 November at GSC cinemas in Mid Valley Megamall, bringing 6 huge box office hits for all to enjoy on the big screen.
All the movies featured in the Korean Film Festival 2022 can be watched free of charge (0.50 RM of booking surcharge applies).
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For movie showtimes and information, visit our Korean Film Festival 2022 page HERE.