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Mother Directed by Bong, Joon-ho, 2009
An unnamed widow living alone with her only son, sells grain in a small town in South Korea.Her son, Do-joon, is a shy, quiet and somewhat mentally challenged young man. The simple-minded Do-joon is convicted unjustly of murdering a young school girl. His defense attorney is unreliable and the police trick Do-joon into signing a confession.His mother, horrified and unconvinced that Do-joon is ever capable of murder, decides to undertake her own investigation to find the killer. takes up the case on her own. Unafraid and underterred, this mother will stop at nothing to exonerate her son's name.
Mother competed in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as South Korea’s official submission for theAcademy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards. Kim-Hye-ja won Best Performance by an Actress for the film at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film won the awards for best film, best screenwriter and best actress at the 4th Asian Film Awards.
 
The Big Swindle Directed by Choi Dong-hun, 2004
A young con artist, Chang-hyuk is killed in a car crash after snatching five billion won from the Korea Central Bank. Where then is the booty and who will swindle whom to get it?
 
Daytime Drinking Directed by Noh Youn-Seok
Ushering in a new era of independent filmmaking in South Korea, Daytime Drinking is a comedy but with a distinctly Korean twist. When a brokenhearted city dweller goes to meet his friends in the countryside for a getaway, he finds that not only have none of them showed up for the trip, but the tiny seaside town is shuttered- no shops are open, no tourists are around, the beach is freezing, and there is no cell phone signal. Unable (and unwilling) to return to Seoul, in the company of some very unusual locals, and subject to the rigid rules of Korean drinking culture (never decline the first drink, always accept a drink from an elder, etc.), he finds himself on an increasingly strange odyssey nursing a never-ending hangover.A trip of opportunity takes a cruel and unexpected turn as misunderstandings occur over and over again.
The film has won awards at the Locarno International Film Festival 2008 and the Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2009.
 
Castaway on the Moon Directed by Lee Hey-jun, 2009
Mr. Kim stands at the edge of one of Seoul’s famous bridges that cross the Han River and jumps into the swirling water. All goes black. However the following morning he awakens with the sun in his eyes and his face in the sand. He realizes that he has drifted to one of the small uninhabited islands that lie in the middle of the Han River. There is nobody else on the island -- nothing but plants, trees, the odd duck and bits of trash. He is stranded, and even though he is in the middle of one of the
world’s major metropolises, he has become a modern-day .Robinson Crusoe. But there is another unexpected character in this drama. A young woman, also with the surname Kim, lives in a riverside apartment building. Ms. Kim is a recluse who has not ventured out of her room for years. Intrigued by Mr Kim whose life she follows through binoculars from her room, she eventually does the unthinkable: she steps outside her apartment building to communicate with Mr Kim
 
Haeundae Directed by Youn Je-gyun, 2009
A deep-sea earthquake occurs creating a tidal wave that is headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea, which draws visitors from all over the world. During its peak season, more than a million vacationers pack onto its narrow one-mile strip of sand. While tracking offshore seismic activity, Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami. He desperately attempts to warn authorities and alert the unknowing vacationers of the 500 MPH destructive force of nature that was
heading their way. As he races to alert the authorities, he encounters his ex-wife and the daughter he never knew he had, just as the massive wave heads their way.
 
Korean Film Festival in Chennai in association with the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation

Venue: South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce
Time: 6.30 pm
Schedule: 2 August: Mother, 3 August: The Big Swindle, 4 August: Daytime drinking, 5 August: Castaway on the Moon, 7 August: Haeundae.
For further information, please contact InKo Centre:
Ph - 24361224; enquiries@inkocentre.org or call 98401-51956