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Korean Film Showcase at Auckland Festival

Asia Film Festival Aotearoa Trust and AK03 present

Korean Film Showcase

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October
SKYCITY Theatre , Auckland

Two award-winning and cutting-edge Korean films Friend (Chin Goo) and Il Mare - A Love Story (Siworae) will screen as part of the Auckland Festival (AK03)


Korean director Kwak Kyung-Taek's 2001 movie Friend (Chin Goo), in Korean with English subtitles, has shown at film festivals in Pusan, Hawai'i, London and Vancouver. The highest grossing and most popular domestic film ever made in Korea, Friend is an elegiac gangster film that tests the bonds among four friends over the course of 20 years. in the vein of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, the gang violence appears as a moving spectacle.

Screening: Sat 4 Oct, 7pm AND Sun 5 Oct, 4pm


Korean director Lee Hyun-Seung's 2000 feature film debut Il Mare - A Love Story (Siworae), in Korean with English subtitles, was the winner of the Audience Award at the 2001 Pusan International Film Festival. An exquisitely crafted romance set in an idyllic and secluded seaside town, the mood of the film is at once warm and melancholic, the performances of the leads natural and convincing. The film prompts its audience to ponder the question: does fate or choice bring people together?

Screening: Sat 4 Oct, 4pm AND Sun 5 Oct, 7pm

$12 (adults and students) $10 (concession - senior citizens)

Both Friend and Il Mare carry English subtitles

Book via Ticketek ; (09) 307-5000

For info on the inaugural Asia Film Festival Aotearoa 2004 see:

Supported by the Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand, EMA Northern, Econophone and the Consular Agency of the Republic of Korea

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