The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is putting together its most sought-after annual spectacle for the Korean cineastes. This year, in order to ensure all the K-Culture fans’ safety while still sharing joy, entertainment, and Korean culture, the Korean Film Festival will be taking on a different shape.
Instead of the usual packed, opening nights and the whole-cinema experience, KFF 2020 will be more intimate these days as it will be heading to everyone’s gadgets and televisions and into their own homes through its first-ever online run.
For 21 days, Filipinos will be treated to the favorite films of the stars who can now be considered as household names in the Philippines following the increased streaming of their shows Crash Landing on You and Itaewon Class during the last few months of quarantine.
Aptly-themed “Celebrity Spotlight,” KFF 2020 will be headlined by no less than three of Korea’s biggest stars that have been well-loved by Filipinos these days—Hyun Bin, Son Yejin, and Park Seo-jun.
While KFF 2020 would take place on a different platform, the same concept of free film access to the best of the best Korean films from then and now remains. Until Oct. 2, viewers may binge, enjoy, and repeat for as many times as they like, two of the best films from each star for a week.
Hyun Bin opens the festival with the screening of his two films The Swindlers and Confidential Assignment from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18. Son Yejin will be following suit with the screening of her films Be With You and Last Princess from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25. Finally, to wrap up the almost month-long festival, films Midnight Runners and The Beauty Inside of Park Seo Jun will run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2.
The first online free Korean Film Festival is exclusively available on Korean Cultural Center’s official website at http://phil.korean-culture.org/.
Organized by the Korean Cultural Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean Film Festival 2020 is done in partnership with Korea Tourism Organization, Viva Networks, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
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