- KOFIC News
The 2nd Edition of Buenos Aires Korean Film Festival Began on September 10th.
Sep 11, 2015
- Writerby KIM Hyun-jung
11 Korean Films to Be Seen Including ODE TO MY FATHER for Opening Screening
The 2nd edition of Buenos Aires Korean Film Festival (Festival de Cine Coreano en Buenos Aires) began its one week schedule on Sept. 10th at Cinemark Palermo, a multiplex theater chain in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It opened with Ode to My Father and screens 11 Korean films including Miracle in Cell No.7, The Face Reader, Fashion King, Old Boy, The Royal Tailor, The Divine Move, and Hide and Seek, most of which are screened in Argentina for the first time. According to the Latin American Cultural Council in Argentina, for some films including Old Boy, Ode to My Father and Fashion King, more than 50% of total tickets have been sold and the overall booking rate, both online and offline, has been quite high.
On September 7th, Korean Culture Center co-hosted a Korean cinema seminar with Directores Argentinos Cinematográifocs (DAC) for the filmmakers and distributors. It aimed to help the soft landing of Korean cinema in Latin America by stimulating copyrights sales and cooperation, through informing the superiority of Korean cinema industry and well made commercial films.
“The organizers worked hard to make this year’s festival a venue to introduce Korean cinema from several different approaches including press screening and seminars,” says YI Chongyul, Director of the center. “We expect it to be a fruitful festival where all the three parties of film lovers, press and distributors could be happy and fall in love with Korean cinema.”
The Buenos Aires Korean Film Festival began in 2014 and it is the first of its kind to be hosted at a local commercial multiplex movie theater. Cinemark Palermo is among the most familiar and easily accessed movie theaters, which makes this festival more open and accessible to the public.