Passions and Obsessions

Beyond K-drama, a closer look at women’s lives with Korean films this month

EXO's D.O., SkyCastle's Yum Jungah among the stars featured

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) celebrates the International Women’s Day and the National Women’s Month through Women’s Lives on Film this March.

KCC, with SM Cinema and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), is screening three iconic Korean women’s films this month. The first film was shown  March 17, 7 p.m. at the KCC Building in Taguig City, and the two other films will be shown for free on March 30 and 31 respectively, 7 p.m., on both days at SM Cinema Aura Premier in Taguig.

They are Cart (director Boo Jiyoung, 2014), Kim Minyoung of The Report Card (director Lee Jaeeun, Lim Jisun, 2022), and Baseball Girl (director Choi Yuntae, 2020). The films convey the stories of women, across ages—their viewpoints, challenges, and triumphs—with the intent of bringing gender empowerment and awareness to light.

Cart stars Yum Jungah from Sky Castle, D.O. of EXO, and Chun Woo Hee from Be Melodramatic. This 2014 movie is about the real-life story and struggles of female contract workers. Watching women unite and fight for what is right will truly inspire and move your heart.

Kim Minyoung of The Report Card, which won an award at the Jeonju International Film Festival and Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, is about the friendship and the concerns of young women in early adulthood. It will be screened March 30, 7 p.m., at the Regular Cinema 2 of SM Cinema Aura Premier.

Starring Lee Joo Young of several hit K-dramas including Itaewon Class, Baseball Girl is about a female athlete challenging herself to go beyond the limitations imposed by those around her. This inspiring film will be screened on March 31, 7 p.m., at the Regular Cinema 2, SM Cinema Aura Premier.

Online reservation will be available for those who want to ensure seats, starting on March 27 until seat availability lasts. Claiming of the actual ticket will be done at 5 p.m. on the chosen screening date at the cinema lobby, Level 4, SM Aura Premier.

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