Pune: National Film Archive of India (NFAI), in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Mumbai, has organised Korean Film Festival in the city. The festival is scheduled to be held on June 7 and 8, at NFAI Auditorium, Law College Road.
The genres of the four films to be screened at the festival are broad. There is ‘The King of Jogku’ in Sports and Comedy category, ‘My Love, My Bride’ in Romance and Drama category, ‘Duresori - The Voice of the East’ in the Teen Musical category and ‘The Nameless Gangster, Rules of the Time’ in Crime and Action category.
“The Korean film festivals everywhere are evolving lately. Earlier, we only screened the films showcasing Korean culture. But now, the popularity of Korean films, drama, and music has increased globally, and hence, we pick a combination of old, new and classic films for the new age audience,” Donguk Kim, Research Analyst at Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Mumbai said.
He also added that the festival is an opportunity to show the Indians that Koreans might look different, but they are just like them in many ways.
“As far as Indian audience to the Korean cinema is concerned, we have observed that Indian filmmakers are more interested in remaking Korean films, by adding a little Indian touch to them, and Koreans love that. Very few Korean films have actually been distributed and screened here. Also, the Korean audience loves Indian cinema, and Amir Khan is particularly popular there,” Kim said.
“This is the third Korean Film Festival at NFAI This is a part of our attempt to bring the content from all over the world for the film-lovers. In the last one year, we have organised several film festivals like Thai, Nepalese, Serbian, European Union, etc.,” Prakash Magdum, Director, NFAI said.
Screening of films
Film Date and Time
The King of Jokgu June 7, 5 pm
My Love, My Bride June 7, 7:15 pm
Duresori: the Voice of the East June 8, 5 pm
Nameless Gangster, Rules of the Time June 8, 7:15 pm