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Family Month is celebrated with action, comedy, drama genres

To celebrate Family Month this May in Korea, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines brings back the popular Korean Film Festival.

2021 Korean Film Festival: Full House, Fun for All is happening online May 7 to 27 featuring seven iconic films spanning various genres.

The three sub-genres per week—action, comedy, and family drama—have been chosen to cater to various members of the family.

In the action genre are the 2019 film Exit starring Jo Jung-suk, Girls Generation’s Im Yoon-ah; the 2019 film Extreme Job starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanne, Jin Seon-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi, Gong Myung.

Comedy has the 2016 film My Annoying Brother featuring Jo Jung-suk, EXO’s Do Kyung-soo and Park Shin-hye; the 2019 film Miss and Mrs. Cops starring Ra Mi-ran and Lee Sung-kyung. In the family drama genre are the highly-acclaimed 2019 film Kim Jiyoung, Born in 1982 starring Jung Yu-mi and Gong Yoo; the 2018 flick Keys to the Heart featuring Lee Byung-hun, Park Jung-min, and 2021 Oscars’ Best Supporting Actress, Youn Yuh-jung; the 2018 drama  The Soul-Mate starring Ma Dong-seok and Kim Young-kwang.

Apart from showcasing these films, KCC has activities with prizes—the 2021 KFF Online Film Reaction Essay Contest and the KFF Survey. Participants can write their thoughts about the films or simply answer a few questions. (Full mechanics of the contests can be found on KCC’s official SNS.)

Korean Film Festival is one of the landmark events of KCC’s Kolorful Adventures campaign inspired by the rich Korean culture, its Hallyu Wave gaining an audience in the prolonged lockdown.

Organized by the Korean Cultural Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, 2021 Korean Film Festival: Full House, Fun for All is in partnership with Korea Film Council, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Korea Tourism Organization, Viva International Pictures, APOP.

Follow Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines on Facebook and @kccphil on Instagram and Twitter for more updates about the Embassy and KCC’s events and activities.

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