Korea Indonesia Film Festival Would be Held Starting Tomorrow
The Annual Korea Indonesia Film Festival (KIFF) this year would be held on September 14th to 17th in several cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, and Surabaya. The festival will take place at Grand Indonesia Jakarta, 23 Paskal Shopping Center Bandung, Focal Point Medan, and Marvell City Surabaya. KIFF is a part of the annual Korean Festival that focuses on films from both South Korea and Indonesia and it is held by Korean Cultural Center Indonesia (KCCI). KCCI is a Korean organization under the Embassy of Republic of Korea to the Republic of Indonesia and Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism of Republic of Korea. KCCI was founded in July 18, 2011 and has become a medium to introduce Korean culture in Indonesia since.
Korea Indonesia Film Festival would be opened by the very first screening of a Korean movie called “A Day”. The movie is starred by Kim Myung-Min as the famous thoracic surgeon Kim Joon-Young. After having future-vision about his daughter’s death in an accident, he got trapped in time as the same day keeps repeating itself. He struggled to find the secret of that day with ambulance driver Lee Min-Chul, starred by Byun Yo-Han. Later, the festival would be closed by the screening of Lee Joon-Ik’s movie “Anarchist from Colony”. The movie tells about Park Yeol, who advocated the independence of Korea from Japan. He organized the anarchist group ‘Heukdohwe’ and planned to kill Crown Prince Hirohito.
Many other outstanding Korean and Indonesian movies would be screened following “A Day”. Some of the Korean movies are the popular “The Battleship Island”, 2016 movie “DONGJU; The Potrait of A Poet”, 2015 movie “Assasination”, “My Annoying Brother”, the only Korean comedy movie in the festival, biography movie “Roaring Currents”, history movie “Operation Chromite”, and special animation movie “The Road Called Life”. There would be two special art performances, a theatrical performance of “Treasure Island” and a ballet show of Shim Chung. Some Indonesian movies would also join the crowd in the festival, such as “Sweet 20”, “Bukaan 8”, and “Kartini”.
Movie is considered as a rather effective way to indirectly see and feel various sides of life. Movie enables us to get a comprehensive experience without having to experience it at first hand. Thus, KIFF ultimate goal is to make Koreans and Indonesians understand each other’s cultures better as well as to give each other support in term of movies industry.
For further information about Korea Indonesia Film Festival and tickets, visit www.cgv.id. The ticket cost for Jakarta and Bandung are IDR 15k, and IDR 10k for Medan and Surabaya. Tickets are also available on the spot.
Written by: Jatrifia Ramadhani/Editor: Novita Widia