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Korean Film Festival Attracts International Stars

13.11.06

Korean Film Festival Attracts International Stars

Korean film superstar HA Ji-Won, from the Duelist will be making a special guest appearance at the 2006 Korean Film Festival, in Auckland. HA Ji-Won has achieved much success in the Korean Film world, receiving the Grand Bell award as the Best New Actress of 2000 with her debut film Truth or Dare, and a Blue Dragon award for Best Supporting Actress with her second film, the popular melodrama Ditto (2000). At the 2006 Korean Film Festival we see her play a detective and master of armed conflict in the Duelist (Screening Auckland December 7 and Christchurch December 5).

This event proves to be a real attraction for many other Korean stars and dignitaries, yet to be announced.

The Korean Film festival is in Auckland December 1-7, Wellington December 4-6 and Christchurch December 5-7. Please find below the film schedule.

AUCKLAND
Woman on the Beach - Sunday, 8.30pm, Dec 3 / Tuesday, 8.30pm, Dec 5.
The Host - Saturday, 8.15pm, Dec 2.
King and the Clown - Friday, 8.15pm, Dec 1 / Tuesday, 6pm, Dec 5.
Typhoon - Monday, 8.30pm, Dec 4 / Wednesday, 6pm, Dec 6.
Obaltan – Saturday, 2pm, Dec 2 / Sunday, 1pm, Dec 3.
Duelist - Saturday, 4.30pm, Dec 2./ Thursday, 8.30pm, Dec 7.
Magician - Sunday, 3.30pm, Dec 3.
Family Ties - Sunday, 6pm, Dec 3./ Thursday, 6pm, Dec 7.
Arang -Monday, 6pm, Dec 4/ Wednesday, 8.30pm, Dec 6.


WELLINGTON
Woman on the Beach - Wednesday, 6pm, Dec 6.
The Host - Tuesday, 6pm, Dec 5.
King and the Clown - Wednesday, 8.30pm, Dec 6.
Family Ties - Tuesday, 8.30pm, Dec 5.


CHRISTCHURCH
Woman on the Beach - Thursday, 6pm, Dec 7.
The Host - Wednesday, 8.15pm, Dec 6.
King and the Clown - Thursday, 8.30pm, Dec 7.
Duelist - Tuesday, 8.15pm, Dec 5.
Magician - Wednesday, 6pm, Dec 6.


The 2006 Korean Film Festival will give New Zealanders the chance to experience the exciting Korean film industry, meet some of its biggest personalities and an insight into Korean culture.

Independent film festival such as this contribute to improved cultural understanding, acceptance and interaction and they serve a very important role in today’s society. The Korean Ambassador LEE Joon-gyu comments the Korean Film Festival ‘will contribute to a more enlightened exposure of Korea to New Zealanders, and a further strengthening of mutual understanding between our two peoples.’

Festivals such as this would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors and community groups. The 2006 Korean Film festival, hosted by the Korean Cinerama Trust and in association with the Korean Film Council, the Embassy of Korea, The Consulate of Korea and Waitakere City Council is supported by:

Gold Sponsors
Asia New Zealand Foundation
ASB Bank

Silver Sponsors
Matrex
Hyundai
Dynasty Group

Supporters
Brookfields Lawyers
Prime Resources
Stephens Lawyers
Wellington City
LG Electronics (NZ)
Asia Vision
Zin In Sa Films
Wellmade Films
Film Alchemy
Bluestorm
Instinct Entertainment
Korean Studies Programme - Auckland University
Madman Cinema
Korean Society
SKYCITY
Rialto Cinemas


If you would like to find out more about the Korean Film Festival visit www.koreanfilmfestival.co.nz http://www.koreanfilmfestival.co.nz

ENDS

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