Bringing its best to you for 2018, in its 9th year, the Korean Film Festival will be screening in Sydney (9-18 Aug), Brisbane (15-16 Aug), Melbourne (6-13 Sep), and Canberra (21-23 Sep). KOFFIA brings the wonder of Korea through 22 films on offer, Down Under. Be sure you have a ticket to experience world-class cinema from the hottest Korean filmmakers that include blockbusters, gripping indie flicks, rom-coms, pop culture musings and more. Opening night and closing night films vary in different states.
Book your tickets via each film on the website, and join Festival Guests (Sydney only); leading filmmakers and actors of Korean cinema as they reveal behind the scenes stories in an intimate Q&A,
Taxi Driver is a richly imagined tribute to a Korean working class hero and is based on a true story. Man-seob is a widowed taxi driver in Seoul who struggles financially as he raises an 11 year old daughter on his own. He picks up what he thinks is an easy fare with big money and agrees to transport a foreigner paying big money, to Gwangju city and back before curfew. A trip with a German journalist with a hidden agenda, becomes a life or death struggle in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in modern South Korea.
I Can Speak is an unlikely friendship between Ok-boon aka the goblin granny, an elderly busybody and Min-kjae, an ambitious and fastidious young civil servant. Ok-boon terrorises Min-Kjae's place of business with complaints on a daily basis till she discovers he speaks English. Wanting to reconnect with her long lost brother in America, she proposes to stop being a terror, in exchange for English lessons. Soon the pair grow close, until long buried secrets start to surface.
There are 19 other amazing films to choose from, including the twisted tales of [I]Forgotten and Microhabitat. Both films have Festival Guests and a Q&A session after the event, in Sydney. Forgotten is a dark and twisted violent tale of amnesia and murder, while Microhabitat is art-house about a 31 year old housekeeper who'd rather give up the roof over her head so she can keep on affording her greatest pleasures. Be sure to check the website for all details, and check the [LINK=https://www.facebook.com/koreanfilmfestival/]Facebook page for all updates and interactions.