You Can Catch These Korean Movies for Free This Weekend

The Korean Film Festival is here!

( It's always good news whenever a film festival is announced. That means you have a new set of movies to watch and talk about with your friends. It's even better news when you find out that admission to all the movies is completely free! And that's exactly what you're getting at the 2018 Korean Film Festival that's happening from September 1 to 2 at SM Megamall Cinema 8.

The festival will also be heading to SM Baguio from September 8 to 9, SM Lanang Premier in Davao from September 15 to 16, SM City Iloilo from September 22 to 23, and SM City Cebu from September 29 to 30. Given this year's theme of "Time Travel," this year's film festival features five cool movies that are sure to get you hooked. Don't worry—they'll be screened with English subtitles. 

The Pirates (2014)

Directed by: Lee Seok-hoon
Screening schedule: 11 a.m.
Whille being transported from China to Joseon, the Royal Emperor's Seal is swallowed by a whale. The person put in charge of the seal pins the blame on pirates and says that they stole it. A huge chase-slash-scavenger-hunt for the seal ensues after a bounty is placed—and it comes complete with the female leader of the pirates going against a bunch of mountain bandits.


Nameless Gangster (2012)

Directed by: Yoon Jong-bin
Screening schedule: 1:30 p.m.
A gangster and corrupt customs officer team up using their money that they got from drug trafficking. But their business partnership turns sour when the government declares war on crime.

Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (2016)

Directed by: Lee Joon-ik
Screening schedule: 4 p.m.
This period drama film follows the story of the poet Yun Dong-Ju and how he was put in prison by the Japanese for supporting Korean independence.

Assassination (2015)

Directed by: Choi Dong-hoon
Screening schedule: 6:30 p.m.
An agent brings together three skilled assassins for an intricate plot to kill Japanese and pro-Japanese enemies. But while on the mission, they are double-crossed and chased down by hired killers.

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Warriors of the Dawn (2017)

Directed by: Yoon-cheol Jung
Screening schedule: 9 p.m.
This war drama, as told from the point-of-view of a guard, is the story of a prince who is left to fight for his kingdom amidst the invading Japanese forces.

For more information, visit the Korean Cultural Center's Facebook page.

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