InKo Centre is delighted to present the following package of critically acclaimed Korean films at the three Film Festivals in India- the 6th Bengaluru International Film Festival from 26 December 2013 to 2 January 2014 at Bengaluru; at the 12th Third Eye Film Festival from 3-9 January in Mumbai and at the 12th Pune International Film Festival from 9-16 January in Pune.

6th Bengaluru International Film Festival, Bengaluru. 26 December 2013 - 2 January 2014
Come Rain, Come Shine 2011 Lee Yoon-ki
Re-encounter 2010 Min Yong-keun
12th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai. 3 - 9 January 2014
Barefoot Dream 2010 Kim Tae-Gyun
Secret Reunion 2010 Jang Hoon
Late Blossom 2011 Choo Chang Min
12th Pune International Film Festival, Pune. 9-16 January 2014
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Pieta, 2012 Kim Ki-Duk Come Rain, Come Shine, 2011 Lee Yoon-Ki
The Journals Of Musan, 2011 Park Jung-Bum Secret Reunion, 2010 Jang Hoon
Late Blossom, 2011 Choo Chang Min Barefoot Dream, 2010 Kim Tae-Gyun

PietaPieta, Directed by Kim Ki-Duk
The 18th feature written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, depicts the mysterious relationship between a brutal man who works for loan sharks and a middle-aged woman who claims to be his mother. The film that mixes Christian symbolism and highly sexual content, made its world premiere in the competition line-up of the 69th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Golden Lion. It is the first Korean film to win the top prize at one of the three major international film festivals- Venice, Cannes and Berlin.

In this intense and haunting film, Kang-do, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts, regardless of the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears in front of him claiming to be his long-lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life


The Journals of MusanThe Journals of Musan, Directed by Park Jung-Bum
The protagonist of this film is one amongst the growing group of poor North Korean refugees who are trying to adapt in prosperous South Korea. The director, former assistant director to Lee Chang-dong, has made a deeply moving and profound film about such unwanted guests.

In many ways, this film represents the beginnings of a new field of work, in scholarly circles, the film industry and beyond and act as a starting point for encouraging mutual understanding between those who newly arrive and their host society. Director Park’s debut full-length feature, which has already won prizes at its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, is realistically shot and profoundly moving.

Come Rain Come ShineCome Rain, Come Shine, Directed by Lee Yoon-ki
This minimalistic film depicts the lives of a young couple, married five years and on the verge of separation. It is a film where gaps exist and increase because true feelings are never dealt with or openly acknowledged. Jiseok and his wife, Youngshin, have become distant over the five years of their marriage. On the day she is to move out, a massive storm strikes stranding her and forcing the couple to spend another day together. A lot can happen in one day, as they soon realise… Come Rain, Come Shine was screened in the main competition section at the 60th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival).

Late BlossomLate Blossom, Directed by Choo Chang Min
Late Blossom is a delicately crafted, wonderfully poignant romantic tale. The film is based on the comic I Love You by web cartoonist Kang Full. Screenwriters Choo Chang-min, Kim Sang-soo, Kim Yong-deok and Lee Man-hee have carefully constructed an emotionally charged and heartwarming narrative that never feels forced. The film revolves around four senior citizens living in a hillside village. A chain of events unfold, bringing the unlikely quartet together. It is a journey of bonding and re-discovery.

Secret ReunionSecret Reunion,Directed by Jang Hun
Secret Reunion, which is a spy thriller released in 2010, offers an advancement on the Korean cops genre film and tweaks it considerably by overlaying the template with the 60-year political stalemate on the Korean peninsula. Directed by Kim Ki-duk protégé, Jang Hun, Secret Reunion begins with taciturn North Korean spy Ji-won accompanying a fellow undercover agent on a Seoul assassination job. When North Korean secret agent Ji-won, crosses the 38th Parallel on a mission, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) led by Han-gyu intervenes and a shootout ensues in the heart of Seoul. For the incident, Han-gyu is fired and Ji-won is deserted by his agency. Six years later, the two meet by chance and start a business partnership- each one aiming to steal information from the other.

A Barefoot DreamA Barefoot Dream,Directed by Kim Tae-gyun
Coach Kim Won-Kang is a former soccer player who after his business goes under, Kim Won-Kang travels to the small country of East Timor to coach a youth soccer team. The film follows the travails and triumphs of the East Timor youth soccer team who go on to win two international youth soccer events, much to their own delight and to that of their coach.


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