Singapore, 2015 – The Korean Film Festival in Singapore 2015 has come to an end, and here’s our review on the movie “Twenty”! We were honoured to have one of the main lead actor for the film, Kang Ha Neul, watching the movie with fans on the 31st of October as part of his meet and greet event in conjunction with the Korean Film Festival. Continue reading
Singapore, 25th October 2015 – Heads up film lovers, the Korean Film Festival returns to Singapore this October! From 23rd October 2015 to 1st November 2015, you can catch 10 featured films, released in 2014 and 2015, specially selected by the organising committee. This year’s theme is “Simply Ten Most Recent Korean Films”, but the featured films are more than just ordinary movies. Of the 10 films, 7 have yet to be screened in local theatres, and 2 of them are the biggest blockbuster movies in Korea – Assassination (2015) and Northern Limit Line (2015). The annual festival will be held at the Shaw Theatres Lido in celebration of 2015, as it marks the 40th year of diplomatic relations between Singapore and South Korea.
With many fans of Korean culture here in Singapore, the film festival will satisfy viewers with a wide variety of movie genres. Korean Ambassador Suh Chang-Ha has assured in his opening speech that the 10 movies will “entertain and touch your heart, while offering you a glimpse of Korea’s contemporary culture and modern history”. Ode to My Father (2014) and Love Forecast (2015) will tug your heartstrings with the touching storylines surrounding family ties and friendships; if you prefer action-packed films, check out The Divine Move (2014) and Assassination (2015). A Hard Day (2014) is a mysterious action film with thrilling scenes and effects that will leave you in awe as the secret unravels; while comedies Detective K: Secret of the Lost island (2015) and Twenty (2015) will bring lots of laughter to viewers.
Simply Ten Most Recent Korean Films
Singapore, 2015 – The annual Korean Film Festival in Singapore (“KFF”) will take place at the Shaw Theatres Lido from 23rd October to 1st November 2015 to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Singapore through film.
The theme of the festival this year is simply ten most recent Korean films. The organizing committee has selected 10 feature films released in 2014 and 2015 for the festival, 7 of which have not been released in local theatres. Most notably, the line-up includes 2 of the biggest summer blockbusters in Korea this year – Assassination (2015) and Northern Limit Line (2015).
A Variety of Genres
The film festival this year caters to a wide range of viewers. The official selection includes heart-warming dramas Ode to My Father (2014) and Love Forecast (2015) featuring popular Korean actor Lee Seung Gi; mystery thrillers like A Hard Day (2014) and comedies like Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015) and Twenty (2015).
Several action-packed films including The Divine Move (2014) and Assassination (2015), featuring top Korean stars such as Jung Woo Sung, Ryu Seung-ryeong and Jun Ji Hyun, have been specially selected to entertain the local viewers. The organizing committee also hopes to share with local viewers the maturity and quality of Korean films through this line-up.
Opening Night (23rd October 2015)
KIM Hak-Soon’s Northern Limit Line (2015) will open the festival at the Shaw Lido’s 500 seat Hall 1 theatre on the 23rd October 2015. The film is based on the 2002 Second Battle of Yeonpyeon where North Korean patrol boats attacked the South at the northern limit line during the height of the 2002 world cup fever. Jin Goo, Lee Hyun Woo and Kim Mu Yeol portray the life-and-death struggles of the naval crew.
Ambassador SUH Chung-Ha will represent Korea along with acclaimed Singaporean film director and producer Mr. Eric KHOO as Guests-of-Honours and they will deliver opening speeches.
Watch a Movie with Kang Ha Neul (31st October 2015)
As part of Korean actor KANG Ha Neul’s first visit to Singapore, he will attend the film festival to greet and join the audience for the screening of the film Twenty (2015) on 31st October. The meet & greet is organized in partnership with KMTV. This special segment aims to make the screening of the film memorable as the audience gets to see their film star up close and a chance to promote interest in KANG Ha Neul’s future works.
Organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore, the KFF is part of the 2015 Korea Festival.
Singapore, 26th October 2015 – Rising Korean actor KANG Ha Neul who rose to fame with his role as high jump athlete Min Hyeon-Jae in hit drama To Beautiful You (2012) will be attending the annual Korean Film Festival in Singapore (“KFF”) for a meet & greet on the 31st October 2015 during his visit to Singapore.
He will join fans at Shaw Theatres Lido for the screening of Twenty (2015) where he is part of the main cast. He will be personally giving out pre-signed posters to every meet & greet package holder and taking group pictures with the relevant package holders before the screening. In addition he will also greet the movie audience before the screening.
The meet & greet is organized by the Korean Film Festival Organising Committee in partnership with KMTV with hopes to make the screening of the film memorable as the audience gets to see their film star up close and also to promote interest in KANG Ha Neul’s future works.
A Rising Star
KANG Ha Neul began his acting career in musical theatres from 2006 and later shifted to small screen productions (dramas). He has appeared in various hit productions such as To The Beautiful You (2012, with SHINee’s Min Ho and Choi Sulli), Monstar (2013, with B2ST Yong Jun Hyung), The Heirs (2013, with Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin and Lee Min Ho), Misaeng (2014, with ZE:A’s Siwan and Kang So Ra).
In recent years, KANG Ha Neul has also appeared in various movies, such as C’est Si Bon (2015) and Twenty (2015, with Kim Woo Bin and 2PM’s Jun Ho). In Twenty (2015) he plays Gyeong Jae who is a typical student who desperately wants to land a job in a conglomerate, as such, everything he does in college is geared towards this goal. Fans can look forward to his hilarious performance.
Details about KANG Ha Neul’s 1st Singapore Meet & Greet
Interested parties can purchase ticket packages from KMTV at $25 for a poster, and $50 for an autograph and group picture. It will be held at Shaw Theatres Lido at 5:30pm, the movie will be screened at 7.00pm.