Sunday 17 November
Hun, 137 min, Drama, in Korean with English subtitles, 2017
May, 1980: Man-seob
is a taxi driver in Seoul, who lives from hand to mouth, raising his
young daughter alone after his wife passed away with high hospital
bills behind. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who is
willing to pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city and back.
Not knowing that the foreigner is a German journalist with a hidden
agenda to investigate the strange rumors of Gwangju, Man-seob takes
the job and the two start off an unusual journey together.
The film has won
the Blue Dragon Award for Best Actor, Best Film and Best Music, the
Cheval Noir Award for Best Actor at Fantasia Film Festival, The Best
Films of the Year Award at the Korean Association of Film Critics,
the Audience Award at Portland Film Festival, the Producer Award at
the Women in Film Korea Festival, the Buil Film Awards for Best
Film, Best New Actor and Best Art Direction.
Monday 18 November
KIM Jong-hyun, 125 min, Drama,
in Korean with English subtitles, 2016
In 2003, the year of Aomori Asian Games, Dae-woong; a
former ice hockey player receives an offer to be a director of
Korean national ice hockey team. Before he enjoys the moment, he
realizes it is a woman national team with a bunch of losers:
a skating player who wants to get married by becoming a national
team member, a former field hockey player,
now a fat housewife, and an expelled short track skater. As an ace
player, Ji-won, a former national team player of North Korea, joins
the team. They still have hope as only five teams are participating
this year. With the great victory of the first match, they feel the
medal is closer. Yet, Ji-won meets her sister, left in North Korea
alone, as a next opponent...
The only and last national ice hockey team now makes
its first challenge.
Tuesday 19 November
Memoir of A Murderer
Shin-yun, 118 min, Crime/Thriller, in Korean with English subtitles,
A former serial
killer, Byung-su, gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The doctor tells
him that it’s due to the aftereffects of the traffic accident 17
years ago; the same accident that stopped him from his killings and
allowed him to live a normal life with his dear daughter.
When a series of
murders occur near his town, Byung-su gets worried whether the
killings are his doings during his memory lapses. But then, he comes
across Tae-ju and instinctively realizes that he’s the serial
killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is
one. Byung-su tries to find firm evidence that Tae-ju is a
psychopath, only to raise Tae-ju’s interest on him and his daughter.
With his memory slipping, Byung-su must find a way to protect his
The movie has
received the KOFRA Film Award for Best Actor.