Jul 192012


The line-up for the 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia has been announced, and it looks great!

From the KOFFIA website:

KOFFIA will showcase 20 of the best and latest Korean feature films as well as a few past classics, in a diverse program that will allow audiences to discover their connection to Korean cinema and culture. Audiences will once again be treated to a feast of Korean festivities taking place at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney and ACMI Cinemas Federation Square in Melbourne. While for the first time selected titles will also screen at Tribal Theatre in Brisbane, as August and September sees 16 days of screenings across the Australian east coast.

The festival will open in Sydney on August 22nd with the Australian premiere of the highest grossing Korean film of 2011, WAR OF THE ARROWS


After the jump check out the fantastic line-up and information about tickets.

The programme is divided into sections, from Panaroma which showcases the latest release films from Korea that have either been commercially successful or critically acclaimed, to K-Mystery which covers both the controversial and the creative with films that feature strong lead performances. I am particularly excited about catching The Taste of Money, which played recently at the Cannes Film Festival.

The full line-up is as follows:


War of the Arrows (2011)

Sunny (2011)

The Frontline (2011)

Late Blossom (2011)

The Taste of Money (2012)

In Another Country (2012)

The Day He Arrives (2011)


Modern Classics

Oldboy (2003)

Christmas in August (1998)

Spring Summer Autumn Winter… and Spring (2003)



Leafie: A Hen Into the Wild (2011)

The King of Pigs (2011)



Arirang (2011)

The Reason Why I Step (2011)



The Client (2011)

Bleak Night (2010)

Silenced (2011)



The Client (2011)

Bleak Night (2010)

Silenced (2011)


International Short Film Showcase

A Brand New Journey (2010)

See You Tomorrow (2011)

Making Noise in Silence (2011)

ExamiNation (2011)

An Education (2012)

Anesthesia (2011)

Fly By Night (2011)

Guest (2011)

Lost in the Mountains (2009)

Remember O Goddess (2011)

Ghost (2011)

Metamorphoses (2011)

Mother Tongue (2003)


KOFFIA Short Film Competition : To be announced July 31


Tickets will go on sale 3 weeks prior to the festival in each state. Information about tickets can be found here.