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Korean Film Festival in Australia

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Time Out says

Enjoy some world-class Korean filmmaking at this multi-day festival

Fans of Korean cinema are in for a treat, because the Korean Film Festival in Australia is making a dazzling return to Aussie screens in 2023. This year’s festival line-up promises to entertain and delight all kinds of cinephiles, with a genre-spanning slate curated to showcase the brilliance and diversity of Korean filmmaking.

Cinema-goers across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane will all have the chance to appreciate a line-up of Korean films that have been making waves on the international stage, from romance and comedy to thrilling mysteries that will have you on the edge of your seat. 

This year’s line-up is full to the brim with hits and gripping tales. Box office sensation 6/45 explores the fraught relationship between North and South Korea, while Gentleman is a crime drama that will have you hooked right to the last moment. Romantics will enjoy Nothing Serious, while action-lovers shouldn’t miss The Point Men

The program also includes musical drama Life is Beautiful, captivating thriller The Night Owl (with a Q&A from director Ahn Tae-Jin), revenge tale Remember, romance Someone You Loved and political thriller The Devil’s Deal (with a Q&A from director Lee Won-Tae). There’ll also be a free talk presented in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW, where Kim Dong-ho, founder of the Busan International Film Festival, will speak on Korean cinema’s rise to global prominence.

For those looking to block out their social calendars, the tour dates for each state have thankfully been released. The festival will visit Sydney’s Event Cinema George Street from August 24-29, before heading to Melbourne’s ACMI from September 7-11. Next, the festival will take up residence at Canberra’s Palace Electric Cinema from September 1-3, before making a final stop at Brisbane’s Elizabeth Picture Theatre from September 14-17.

Tickets for the Korean Film Festival in Australia are available online, and you can find out the full program details as well as how to book yours here.

Ashleigh Hastings
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