Karibu Korea! Korean Film & Cultural Festival
Every year around this time, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kenya hosts a cultural week at their embassy and various social halls across the country. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, they’ll be hosting their film and cultural events virtually.
You can immerse yourself in Korean culture till the 31st of October HERE. Get to watch Korean food preparation, cultural factoid videos, read on tourism recommendations, K-Pop, enjoy online art exhibitions, live sports and learn about bilateral relations.
Korean Cinema has seen a spectacular boom in recent years. The festival will open with the film ‘Assasination’. The espionage action film co-written and directed by Choi Dong-hoon is currently the eighth-highest-grossing movie in Korean film history.
The second film to be showcased is “The Thieves” 2012. After a heist in South Korea, a gang of 5+1 fly to Hong Kong to look into a heist, in a Macau casino, of a $30M diamond, planned by someone unreliable. He brings in HK thieves as well. Can anyone be trusted?
This week, audiences will get to watch Hit and Run Squad (2019). A police officer demoted to the hit-and-run task force at a police station from the National Police Agency partnered with an ace officer of the task force, hunts down a former Formula one race who commits crimes with his madness for speed and cars.
The film you should really be geeked out to watch is Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005). This film is set during the period of the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South find themselves in a secluded village that had not been affected by the War. This is Korean’s all-time favourite film, attracting 8 million box office viewers.