The Korean Film Festival is back in Brussels with a 10th edition full of surprises. From September 29th to October 7th, eighteen classic and unreleased films will be screened at BOZAR and at Cinéma Galeries. Thereafter, the festival will change residence to the city of Luxembourg on October 27 and 28 at Ciné Utopia and the Cinémathèque de Luxembourg. The festival is organized by the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the festival is structured around three sections: ‘Korean Film Today‘, ‘Music on Screen‘ and ‘10 Years Legacy‘ which will offer a selection of films articulated around the 10th anniversary.
Directors HONG Sung-eun (“Aloners”) and BYUN Gyu-ri (“Coming to You”) will enhance the event with their presence and will lend themselves to the questions and answers with the public after the screening of their respective films.
1. Opening film
Miracle: Letters to the President
LEE Jang-hoon / 2021 / 117′ / Color / Drama / Belgian Premiere
In 1988, a 17-year-old genius teenage boy Joon-kyung lives in a village where there is no train station and the only way to get in and out is by train. Dreaming of making a train station for his sister and the villagers who have no choice but to commute along the dangerous train tracks every day, he sends many letters to the President, but with no reply. Ra-hee, who has a crush on him, does everything she can to help him meet the President. Will they be able to build a train station in the village and protect the villagers?
2. Closing ceremony
Shih-Yen HUANG / 2021 / 7′ / Color / Animation
A young woman describes her father and his relationship to his many pets that he never managed to take care of. The animals consistently die one after the other in a context of a family being torn apart.
SHIN Su-won / 2021 / 107′ / Color / Drama / Belgian Premiere
Ji-wan is a 49-year-old female film director. After her 3rd film was shunned by audiences, she has been struggling for her 4th film. Meanwhile, a request comes from the film archive asking her to manage the new dubbing of an old film made in the 60s recently restored. Ji-wan accepts the request to earn money. She tries to find the script. However, after finding it, she notices some scenes were cut off. Ji-wan decides to find the film footage of missing scenes.