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Check Out This Year’s Line Up Of 2018 Korean Film Festival In Malaysia

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Consisting of relevant and beautiful films, the 2018 Korean Film Festival In Malaysia goes all out this year to treat the film patrons.

This year’s Korean Film Festival will showcase the triumphs of 2018 through films that portray events like the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics as well as the debut of the joint North and South Korean women’s ice hockey team.

Check out the films below!

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Korean Film Festival

Year: 2016

Starring: SooAe, Oh Dal-Su, and Oh Yeon Seo

Synopsis: What does it take to form a women’s Olympic national ice hockey team? A few middle-aged women, a middle school student, and maybe even a North Korean defector? Kang DaeWoong (Oh Dal-Su) is tasked with pulling together a women’s national ice hockey team in the hopes of representing South Korea in the Winter Olympics. What he is able to assemble is a hodgepodge group of women — Lee Ji Won, Park Chae Kyung, Go Young Ja, Jo Mi Ran, Kim GaYeon, and Shin So Hyun — who can barely skate, let alone strike a hockey puck. Can this lackluster group form a team to even dream of making it to the Olympics?

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The Face Reader

Korean Film Festival

Year: 2013

Starring: Song Kang Ho, Lee Jung Jae, Kim Hye Soo, Cho Jung Seok, Lee Jong Suk

Synopsis: Nae-kyung (Song Kang-ho), the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, is living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong (Kim Hye-soo), a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get involved in a murder case. With his face reading skills, Nae-kyung successfully identifies the murderer and his skills are soon acknowledged by King Moonjong who orders him to identify the potential traitors who threaten his reign.

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Dong Ju, The Portrait of A Poet

Korean Film Festival

Year: 2016

Starring: Kang Ha Neul, Park Jung Min

Synopsis: Based on the life of Korea’s renowned poet, Yun Dong Ju. The story depicts the life of Yun Dongju, a beloved poet who died young at the hands of Japanese colonialists. Dongju (Kang Ha-neul) never wanted to be a revolutionary, but in a time when the Korean language was banned and Koreans were forced to adopt Japanese names, his clarion verses are regarded by the authorities as an act of dissent, and he is inexorably drawn into the struggle by his fiery cousin, Song Mong-gyu (Park Jung-min).

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Green Days: Dinosaur and I

Korean Film Festival

Year: 2011

Starring: Park Shin Hye, Song Chang Eui, Oh Yeon Seo

Synopsis: Set in a 1970s rural town, Green Days: Dinosaur and I is a nostalgic coming-of-age story about a high school girl who struggles to find meaning in her existence and learns to confront her biggest fears, while also falling in love for the first time. Yi-rang (voiced by Park Shin-hye) has all but given up on her athletic aspirations, when she meets Cheol-soo (Song Chang-eui), who dreams of becoming an astronaut, and Soo-min (Oh Yeon-seo), a transfer student from Seoul. The film follows the adolescents’ budding romance, growing pains, hopes and dreams.

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Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island

Korean Film Festival

Year: 2014

Starring: Kim Myung Min, Oh Dal Su, Lee Yeon Hee

Synopsis: Joseon’s top detective Kim Min (Kim Myung-min) attempts to track down those responsible for circulating massive amounts of counterfeit silver bullion in Joseon. He also tries to find the missing sibling of a young girl.

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To get your free tickets, just show a screenshot or a printout of this article to ticketing counters at GSC Mid Valley. You will be gifted two complimentary tickets and redemption will start on September 20 onwards and will be on first-come-first-serve bases while tickets last.

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