Best of Korea’s Hallyuwood 2018 features in Australia

Best of Korea’s Hallyuwood 2018 features in Australia

Photo: Still from A Taxi Driver (2017)

Returning to Australia for the ninth time, the Korean Film Festival is set to kick off in Sydney on August 9, 2018. The festival will feature 22 of the best films the country has to offer, including big budget blockbusters, indie films, romance movies and more.

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With every film presented with English subtitles, the festival is great for everyone. See below for further details for each city:

Sydney: Dendy Cinema Opera Quays, 9-18 August 2018
Melbourne: Australian Centre for Moving Images, 6-13 September 2018
Brisbane: Elizabeth Picture Theatre, 15-16 August 2018
Canberra: Palace Electric Cinema, 21-23 September 2018

Korea's Hallyuwood 2018 features in Australia
Photo: Still from Microhabitat (2017)

Director of the film festival David Park said the past year for Korean cinema, an industry commonly known as Hallyuwood, has been one of the best and most memorable in recent history, making the 2018 festival extremely special for Koreans across the country. Mr Park said:

With such an enormous range, audiences are able to pick out a film for whatever tickles their fancy: a comedy, a thriller, a horror, a drama – you name it!

The festival is organised by Sydney-based Korean Cultural Centre and will be showcasing the best of the country through film. According to the results from the 2016 national census, there are over 122,000 people of Korean ancestry across Australia.

Korea's Hallyuwood 2018 features in Australia
Photo: Still from Little Forest (2018)

In each city, the festival will kick off with a screening of feel-good film Little Forrest, and will close with Microhabitat, winner of the the CGV Arthouse Award at 2017 Busan International Film Festival. Taxi Driver will also be a popular pick in the full-on schedule, after it was selected as South Korea’s submission in the Foreign Language category at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Find out more about the Korean Film Festival in Australia by visiting their website HERE, or see the information on the banner below:

Korea's Hallyuwood 2018 features in Australia

Anisha Mistry

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