Filmfest highlights depth of human relationships

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will open the annual Korean Film Festival this month. It will end in October and its theme is “Strings of Affinity.”

In cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Film Cultural Exchange Program, Korean Film Council, Korea Copyright Commission, Korea Tourism Organization, SM Cinema and SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., the film festival will be featuring seven films that showcase the depths of human relationships in different scenarios.  

The film festival will kick off at SM Lanang Premiere in Davao from Sept. 17 to 20 and then at SM City Iloilo from Sept. 24 to 27. From Oct. 1 to 4, the film festival will move to SM City Cebu and will have its final run at SM Megamall in Manila from Oct. 8 to 11.

The seven films featured are The Thieves(도둑들), about a group of South Korean thieves commissioned to steal the diamond “Tear of the Sun”; Miss Granny (수상한그녀 ),about a 74-year-old widow transformed back to her 20-year-old self after having her photo taken at a mysterious photo studio; Cold Eyes ( 감시자들); Front Line (고지전), Hope (소원); Marriage Blue (결혼전야);  and Duresori: Voice of the East (두레소리).

All films are with English subtitles. Admission is free to all. For more details, contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711, or email [email protected] You may also log on to

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