It’s that time of the year – the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) will be returning Down Under yet again for an extravaganza of South Korea’s most recent and acclaimed selection of films!
To make KOFFIA more accessible to devotees of Korean cinema in Australia this year, KOFFIA will also be expanding to the cities of Darwin (Northern Territory) and Hobart (Tasmania) in addition to festival mainstays Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide.
Proudly presented by the Korean Cultural Centre, over 80 screenings will take place over across Australia this August and September. As always, there will be a diverse range of films to pick from – from thrilling blockbusters, whimsical arthouse delights TO heart-warming rom-coms, there’s something in the line-up for everyone!
Featuring 24 exciting features and 3 guest visit sessions, the list of films are as follows:
For filmgoers in Sydney, a charismatic collective of leading filmmakers will be holding exclusive Q & A sessions to reveal behind the scenes stories and their life in film: director of 2017’s ‘A Single Rider’ Zoo-young Lee, Jae-yong Lee of 2016’s ‘The Bacchus Lady’ and lastly Yo-sup Lee, who directed 2016’s and this year’s closing film ‘The Queen of Crime’.
All films screen with English subtitles. For more information and ticket bookings, visit KOFFIA’s website here.
Dates and venues:
- Sydney August 17 – 26 : Dendy Cinema, Opera Quays
- Zoo-young Lee Director Q & A – 19 August, 15:30 ~ 17:50 Dendy Cinema Opera Quays, Cinema 3
- Jae-yong Lee Director Q & A – 23 August, 18:00 ~ 20:30 Dendy Cinema Opera Quays, Cinema 3
- Yo-sup Lee Director Q & A – 26 August, 19:30 ~ 22:00 Dendy Cinema Opera Quays, Cinema 2
- Adelaide September 1 – 3: Event Cinemas, GU Filmhouse
- Perth September 1 – 3: Event Cinemas, Innaloo
- Melbourne September 7 – 14: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square
- Brisbane September 8 – 10: Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre
- Canberra September 15 – 17: Hoyts Cinemas, Woden
- Darwin September 22 – 23: Event Cinemas, BCC Cinema
- Hobart September 22 – 23: Village Cinemas
Stay tuned to The Seoul Story for coverage and reviews from the Melbourne leg of the festival! 🙂