The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korea Foundation present the 2016 Athens Korean Film Festival at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (206, Peiraios st., Tavros) from April 18th to the 20th. The Festival includes three distinguished movies with Greek subtitles; A crime thriller, a comedy and a romance-drama (produced in 2014, 2013 and 2011).
Monday 18 April 2016, at 19:30
“A Hard Day” (2014) (Duration: 111’) Direction-screenplay: Kim Seong-hunGenre: Action, Crime, Thriller / Starring: Lee Sun-kyun, Jang In-sub (*Invitation Only)
Detective Go Geon-soo is having a hard day, and the following events happen to him in less than 24 hours: He receives a divorce notice from his wife. His mother passes away. 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. He tries to cover-up the accident by hiding the man’s corpse in his deceased mother’s coffin. But someone has been watching all along, and Geon-soo gets a mysterious call from a person claiming that he was the sole witness to the crime, who now begins to threaten him.
Tuesday 19 April 2016, at 20:00
“Secretly, Greatly” (2013) (Duration: 123’) Direction: Jang Cheol-sooGenre: Comedy, Action / Starring: Mr. Kim Soo-Hyun, Mr. Park Ki-Woong Free Admission. Reservation is required: tel. 210 34.18.579, Mon-Fr 11:00-14:00.
Secretly, Greatly is a 2013 South Korean action comedy-drama film starring Kim Soo-hyun, Park Ki-woong, and Lee Hyun-woo, who play North Korean spies that infiltrate South Korea as a village idiot, a rock musician, and a high school student, respectively. They assimilate to small town life, while awaiting their orders, until one day, due to a sudden power shift in the North, their mission turns out to be an order to commit suicide.
Wednesday 20 April 2016, at 20:00
“Always” (2011) (Duration: 106′) Direction: Song Il-gonGenre: Romance, Drama / Starring: Mr. So Ji-sub, Ms. Han Hyo-joo Free Admission. Reservation is required: tel. 210 34.18.579, Mon-Fr 11:00-14:00
“Always” is a South Korean film directed by Song Il-gon. Starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo in the lead roles, it is about a romance between an ex-boxer who has closed his heart to the world and a telemarketer who remains spirited despite slowly going blind.
Admission is free but seat reservation is required. For more information visit the Mihalis Cacoyiannis Foundation web site or call at +30 210-3418579.
SOURCE: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
PHOTO: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (“Always”)