Cinema lovers in Athens will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of Korean cinema in the 4th annual Athens Korean Film Festival.
The festival which is a collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in cooperation with the Korea Foundation, will be hosting the festival at the Village Cinemas from 8 April to 9 April 2019.
The festival presents selection of three contemporary Korean films, genres from animation to drama to the Greek audience. The films have English and Greek subtitles. Any fan of Korean film is welcome. Admission is free. Reservation is required by April 2 at the tel. 210 6984 080
Venue: Village cinemas @ the Mall Athens, Hall 8 (Andrea Papandreou 35, Marousi 151 22, Tel.210 610 4100)
Monday 8 April
“The Road called life” (2014) (Runtime: 90’)
– Genre: Animation, / Starring: Jang Kwang, Ryu Hyun-kyung
“The Road Called Life’ is based on three famous Korean short stories: “When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom”, “Spring Spring” and “A Lucky Day”.
① “When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom” is about an ageing market vendor, Heo. After a long day at the marketplace in Bongpyeong village, he meets a young itinerant vendor, Dong-I. Heo realizes he has a special bond with Dong-I.
② “Spring Spring” tells the story of ‘I’ who toil on the field day and night as a servant for a man who has promised to give his daughter’s hand to me in return for my labor. The man, however, keeps putting off the wedding, saying that his daughter is not growing fast enough.
③ “A Lucky Day” is about Kim, who earns his living by driving a rickshaw. He goes out on the street again, even after hearing from his wife that she is seriously ill. Kim then gets to drive an unusually large number of customers that day, and begins to suspect his sudden good fortune.”