SM City Clark, one of the premier shopping malls in Central Luzon, hosted the recently concluded Korean Film Festival 2017.
The film festival, organized by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, showcased five films that carried the theme, “boldness of youth.”
The films “Twenty,” “How to Steal a Dog,” “My Brilliant Life,” “The King of Jokgu,” and “Very Ordinary Couple,” were showcased for free from October 5 to 8 at the mall’s Cinema 3.
KCC director Lee Jincheol said they aim to introduce Korean culture to Kapampangans through films.
“We would like to promote Korea through film and introduce Korean culture to the local people. We would like to show everyone that Korean culture is not only limited to K-pop, fashion, make-up and Korean dramas,” Lee said.
Central Luzon Korean Community Association president Kim Ki Yeong was also present during the opening of the film festival.
SMCK mall manager Ryan Pamintuan has reiterated the mall’s support to cultural film festivals.
“The company gloriously supports cultural exchange by bringing a taste and experience of Korea closer to our shoppers,” Pamintuan said.
Pamintuan added that the featured films are “perfect examples of Korea’s nationalism and creativity in storytelling, acting, and technological prowess.”
The Korean Film Festival 2017 was also be held in other SM Supermalls in Manila (September 7-10); Davao (September 14-17), Iloilo (September 21-24), Cebu (September 28-October 1). SM City Dasmarinas will also hold the same festival from October 12-15. –Photos by JP Manalang & Nelson Gonzales