The Korean Film Festival 2016

Just like the motto ‘Oh!’ corresponds to the pronunciation of the Korean 5 the ‘Project K Korean film festival’ took place for the fifth time from 26.10.-30.10.2016. The visitors could expect a program all about the Korean movie and culture of the country. Like the year before the festival took place at Cinestar Metropolis.

The festival began on Wednesday evening with a free sneak-preview. The official beginning was on Thursday with the movie ‘The World of Us’. One of the highlights of this year’s festival followed on Friday evening. In attendance of the director Kim Sung-soo and the actor Jung Woo-sung the movie ‘Aura: the City of Madness’ was shown. After the showing the director and actor were available for a small round of questions. Especially the latter one delighted the audience. Starting from Thursday and going until Sunday you could watch up to five movies of various genres. Drama, Thriller, Comedies and Romance were all represented. Action and thriller fans got their fill with ‘A Violent Prosecutor’. Another must see was the fantasy romance ‘The Beauty Inside’, which shows the extraordinary story of a pair of lovers. The movie ‘Train to Busan’ also attracted a big audience. On Sunday night the movie ‘Tunnel’ of the director Kim Seong-hun was shown, who also attended the showing and answered many questions afterwards.

Like every year there were other attractions besides the movie program. Visitors could try on Hanbok, traditional Korean attire, and let themselves be photographed in front of a screen. Additionally, they had the possibility to let their name be written in Korean calligraphy or to paint masks, which of course could be taken home as a souvenir. You could also buy trivialities at the merchandise stand. At the bar hungry guests could try some Korean snacks and drinks.

The k-pop dance contest in collaboration with ‘re[mark]able’ has become a fixed component by now. This year the contest took place on two days, Saturday being dedicated to the solo dancers and Sunday being dedicated to the group dancers.

Films

Worst Woman 최악의 하루 (2016)
DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet 동주 (2016)
Korea Independent Animation
한국독립애니메션
The Strugg le / 헤엄
The Times of Two Boys /두 소년의 시간
End & And / End & And
Insect Bite / 벌레
Beyond the Darkness / 어둠의 저편
DeerFlower / 사슴꽃
Don’t Speak French / 나는 프랑스어를 못해요
The Empty / 빈 방
The World of Us 우리들 (2016)
Phantom Detective 탐정 홍길동: 사라진 마을(2016)
Familyhood 굿바이 싱글 (2016)
Fourth Place 4등 (2016)
Asura: The City of Madness 아수라 (2016)
A Violent Prosecutor 검사외전 (2016)
The Queen of Crime 범죄의 여왕 (2016)
The Map Against the World 고산자, 대동여지도 (2016)
The Handmaiden 아가씨 (2016)
Like for Likes 좋아해줘 (2016)
Train to Busan 부산행 (2016)
Inside Men – Die Rache der Gerechtigkeit 내부자들 (2015)
The Beauty Inside 뷰티 인사이드 (2015)
The Last Princess 덕혜옹주 (2016)
Remember you 나를 잊지 말아요 (2016)
Tunnel 터널 (2016)
The Truth Beneath 비밀은 없다 (2016)

Supporters

Generalkonsulat der Republik Korea in Frankfurt, Stadt Frankfurt am Main, ABG
Frankfurt Holding GmbH, Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Koreanische Zentrale für
Tourismus (KTO), Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp, Goethe-Universität – Korea-Studien,
FIDELIS Accounting GmbH, re[mark]able

Asiana Airlines, Hankook Tire Europe GmbH, Kumho Tire Europe GmbH, Hyundai
Motor Europe GmbH, Samsung Electronics GmbH, Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH, URI
International