Movies of So Ji-sub and Yeo Jin-goo featured in Korean film fest at SM Cinema

Korean heartthrob Yeo Jin-goo (right) stars in revenge thriller Hwayi: A Monster Boy. This movie is one of the films featured in SM Cinema's Korean film festival ongoing until October 12, 2014.

Seven blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films will highlight the Korean Film Festival at the SM Cinema that is ongoing until October 12, 2014.

A joint partnership between the Korean Embassy’s Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines and SM Cinema, the film festival will take place at SM Lanang Premier in Davao from
September 24 to 28, and at SM City Cebu from October 1 to 5. The film festival's culminating event will be on October 8 to 12 at SM Megamall.

Other partners include the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Korea Tourism Organization-Manila (KTO), and the Korea Copyright Commission.

The films include A Company Man, starring Korean superstar So Ji-sub as a hit man who finds himself targeted by his ex-employers after he falls in love with a single mother and quits his job; Hwayi: A Monster Boy, which is topbilled by Korean heartthrob Yeo Jin-goo as a 16-year-old boy who was raised by five criminal fathers to become the perfect assassin; and My Paparotti, which focuses on the special relationship between a high school gangster and the music teacher who helps him pursue his dream of becoming a singer like the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti.


Audiences will also enjoy Korean comedies like All About My Wife, which is about a timid husband who hires a professional Casanova to seduce his seemingly perfect but fearsome wife, hoping this will make her divorce him; and Man on the Edge, a box-office hit about a powerful crime boss's right hand man, and his new identity mixed with supernatural shenanigans.

The festival will also feature contemporary films such as Hide and Seek, a mystery that revolves around two families who believe strangers to be living and hiding in their homes, and struggle to fight back; as well as King of Pigs, the animated drama in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight selection, which is about childhood bullies and the memories that come with it.

For more information and queries, please contact the Korean Cultural Center at Tel. No. 555-1711 or email

The 2014 Korean Film Festival is one of the many interesting cultural events of SM Cinema.



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