The sixth annual Korean Film Festival in Buenos Aires launches next Thursday, September 19, bringing themes of Korean culture and politics to Argentine film aficionados.
The festival, which lasts until September 25, will hold its opening ceremony next Thursday at 7pm in the Cinemark Palermo on Beruti St.
Organised by the South Korean Embassy, the Korean Cultural Center in Argentina and the Korean Film Council, the festival touts the title of Argentina’s only festival celebrating Korean cinema.
Kicking-off the festival's opening night is 1987, a film depicting the life of a student’s interrogation and death at the hands of Korea’s military dictatorship. Released in 2017 and stewarded by South Korean director by Jang Joon-hwan, the film won numerous Korean film awards including an Asian Film Award nomination for Best Actor.