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Lights, Camera, Korea: The 2023 Korean Film Festival Presents "Ka-ja! Korea Through Films"


Buckle up as the 2023 Korean Film Festival (KFF), “Ka-ja! Korea Through Films”, gears to take you on an unforgettable cinematic journey.


From September 22 to 26, prepare to be swept away by the captivating allure of Korea's finest movies. This annual event is proudly presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC), in collaboration with the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), SM Cinema, and the Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office (KTO).


Serving as the grand finale of the Korea Tourism Promotion Month hosted by the KCC, this year's KFF is all set to support the “Visit Korea 2023-2024” tourism campaign led by the Korean government. Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Korea's picturesque landscapes through the lens of seven captivating Korean films.


Yum Jung Ah & Ryoo Seung Ryong star in one of this year's K-films "Life is Beautiful" (2020)
Yum Jung Ah & Ryoo Seung Ryong star in one of this year's K-films "Life is Beautiful" (2020)

Prepare to be enthralled by a stunning lineup of award-winning films that have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Films such as the joyful musical movie “Life is Beautiful”, the black and white film “The Book of Fish” and an independent film “Bori”, and other dazzling movies like "Director's Intention," "Everglow," "Gyeongju," and "Jukdo Surfing Diary"." Each of these cinematic gems was meticulously shot in breathtaking locations across Korea, such as Gangneung, Busan, Jeju, Gyeongju, Yangyang, Paju, and Sinan.


It’ll be a complete top-to-bottom tour of the country after witnessing these films!

For the complete list of participating cinemas, screening schedules, and ticketing guidelines, please stay tuned for the announcement on KCC’s social media channels.


Still from "Bori" (2020)
Still from "Bori" (2020)

Remember, admission to KFF is free of charge, giving you the chance to enjoy the movie of your choice on a first-come, first-served basis.


Join us from September 22 to 26 at Cinematheque Centre Davao and various SM Malls nationwide for a celebration of the finest in Korean cinema!




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