The 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia kicked off in Sydney on Wednesday night, with a fantastic opening gala and a very intense action film, War of the Arrows. Guests were greeted by an army of green KOFFIA volunteers who were all very energetic and enthusiastic – they really did a fantastic job to make sure that everyone was looked after and had a great evening. We were lucky to sample a variety of Korean canapés and some interesting rice-based alcoholic drinks. After filling up, we headed into the cinema for the opening speeches and a beautiful traditional Korean dance performance.
Then it was time for a 122 minute Korean epic – it’s easy to see why this was the highest grossing Korean film of 2011. It was…intense! Brief thoughts after the jump.