Parasite, Miss Granny, and more to screen at the 2019 Korean Film Festival

The annual Korean Film Festival is set to return this November!

This year, the festival will be featuring seven films under a relevant theme. The event will open on November 6 at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura, with regular screenings on November 7 and 8 at select SM cinemas all over the country.

Here are the films to be featured at the 2019 Korean Film Festival:

Opening Film: Microhabitat (2017)

Director: Jeon Go Woon

Cast: Esom, Ahn Jae Hong, Choi Deok Moon

The plot is woven around the life of Miso, a 30-something-year-old woman who is willing to give up her basic necessities of life in order to protect what she treasures the most: cigarettes, whiskey and her boyfriend.

Architecture 101 (2012)

Director: Lee Yong Ju

Cast: Uhm Tae Woong, Han Ga In, Lee Je Hoon, Suzy, Yoo Yeon Seok

Seung Min (Uhm Tae Woong) is hired against his wishes by an old flame (Han Ga In) to design and build her new home.

Miss Granny (2014)

Director: Hwang Dong Hyuk

Cast: Shim Eun Kyung, Na Moon Hee, Jung Jin Young

Seventy-four-year-old Oh Mal Soon (Na Moon Hee) regains her physical appearance from the age of 20.

Little Forest (2018)

Director: Yim Soon Rye

Cast: Kim Tae Ri, Ryu Jun Yeol

Based on the 2002 Japanese manga of the same name, Little Forest is the story of a young woman who returns to her childhood home, in a traditional Korean village, after leaving for the big city in pursuit of what turned out to be an elusive dream.

House of Hummingbird (2018)

Director: Kim Bo Ra

Cast: Park Ji Hoo, Kim Sae Byuk, Jung In Gi

In 1994 Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapses, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city and searches for love. The film garnered numerous awards in film festivals in Busan and Berlin.

The House of Us (2019)

Director: Yoon Ga Eun

Cast: Kim Na Yeon, Kim Shi A, Joo Ye Rim

Twelve-year-old Ha-na is worried about her parents fighting all the time, and Yoo-mi and Yoo-jin hate that they move all the time. One summer holiday they become friends and share a bond. The three of them talk about their families and decide to take a risk to protect their more than precious homes.

Parasite (2019)

Director: Bong Joon Ho

Cast: Sang Kang Ho, Jang Hye Jin, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Parasite is the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

| READ ALSO: Parasite: A Cinematic Masterpiece Indeed

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is holding a contest for passes for the opening day and an express pass ticket for the festival. The guidelines are as follows:

For more updates on the event, visit the KCC Facebook page here.

Bea Mandac
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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