2017 Korean Film Festival

Korean Consulate in Auckland and Korean Cinerama Trust present Korean Film Festival 2017 in Auckland.

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7 free Korean movies including 2017 Neflix’s, OKJA (Official Selection of the 70th Cannes Film Festival & Closing Night Film at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival), directed by Bong Joon Ho and one of Director Bong’s earlier films THE HOST.

The list of the films is found below.

주오클랜드분관은 9~11월 간 오클랜드 및 인근지역에서 개최되는 <Korea Festival in Auckland 2017>의 일환으로 Korean Cinerama Trust와 함께 오는 10월 19일부터 22일까지 오클랜드 시내에 위치한 Academy Cinemas (44 Lorne St. 시립도서관 건물), 에서 한국영화제를 개최합니다.

영화제 기간 중, 총 일곱편의 한국 영화가 무료 상영될 예정이며, 상세 내용은 아래와 같습니다.

선착순 입장이며 티켓은 상영일 당일 오후 12시부터 영화관 카운터에서 무료 배포 받으실 수 있습니다

First in first served on the day. Tickets can be picked up from the Academy Cinemas counter anytime on the day of the screening


 19 Oct (Thurs. 6:30pm) OKJA (옥자), Rating M
 20 Oct (Fri. 6:00pm) My Brilliant Life (두근두근 내인생), Rating M  * family friendly
 20 Oct (Fri. 8:45pm) The Host (괴물), R13
 21 Oct (Sat. 4:00pm) How to Steal a Dog (개를 훔치는 완벽한 방법), Rating PG * family friendly
 21 Oct (Sat. 6:30pm) All About My Wife (내 아내의 모든 것), M
 22 Oct (Sun. 2:00pm) Rollercoaster Boy, Nori (롤러코스터 보이, 노리) Rating G & Pororo’s Racing Adventure (뽀로로의 슈퍼썰매 대모험), Rating G  *Animation, family friendly

Programmes are subject to change. Final details of each film will be continuously updated here or on Academy Cinemas website (http://academycinemas.co.nz/) or our Facebook www.facebook.com/events/129253601057228

For any enquiry, (09) 373 2761 Academy Cinemas Auckland, or akl-korea@mofa.go.kr, the Korean Consulate in Auckland.

*Limited Seats of 200, 좌석이 200석으로 한정되어 있음을 참고 바랍니다.


For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises—the bond between man and animal—and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.

Okja is a Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production in association with Netflix.


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