Aug 242012


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.

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Aug 122012


Scandal Makers is one of three comedies screening at the 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia. With over 8 million tickets sold, Scandal Makers was the highest grossing film at the Korean box office in 2008. For those lucky enough to be in Sydney, director Hyeong-Cheol Kang and producer Anna Lee will be participating in a Q&A at the screening. Check out my review of the charming comedy after the jump.

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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.

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