The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is back for its milestone 5th year and it promises to be bigger than ever! KOFFIA is the most celebrated annual festival in Australia to showcase the very best and latest in Korean cinema. From ground breaking blockbusters to heart warming rom-coms there truly is something for everybody!
Featuring a complement of 20 features and a Short Film Competition, the festival will see 80 screenings take place across Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide during August and September.
The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is organized by the Korean Cultural Office, which is a diplomatic non-profit organization based in Sydney that acts as the Cultural Ambassador to all things Korean in Australia.
Films screening include:
COLD EYES (감시자들) Dir CHO Ui-seok & KIM Byung-seo, 2013 – A top 10 box office hit in Korea, COLD EYES features an elite team of surveillance detectives who go head to head with a crime syndicate mastermind in a stake all operation.
THE SUSPECT (용의자) Dir WON Shin-yun, 2013 – Dong-chul(Gong Yoo) was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he is abandoned by his government during an operation. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon discovers that a fellow agent was behind the killing and defects to the South in search of his nemesis.
TOP STAR (톱스타) Dir PARK Joong-hoon, 2013 – Tae-sik(Uhm Tae-woong) is a struggling day-to-day manager of the top star Won-joon(Kim Min-jun), but he dreams of becoming famous like Won-joon in the future. An unexpected opportunity falls on Tae-sik’s lap one day when Won-joon is involved in a hit-and-run accident and Tae-sik takes the blame as the driver instead of Won-joon. In exchange, Won-joon promises Tae-sik his début as an actor.
To see the full programme and to book tickets, visit the official festival website: http://koffia.com.au/