Good news, Jjangers! In a press conference at CGV Blitz Pacific Place Jakarta, 14 October 2016, The Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN announces its second Korea-ASEAN Cinema Weekend; featuring 11 films from Korea and ASEAN countries. The screening of the films will be open for public at CGV Blitz Pacific Place from 14 to 16 October 2016, FREE of charge.
The Korean film brought to this festival is Phantom Detective, a film by Jo Sung-hee about a brilliant detective of an illegal detective office who is able to find anyone but the one who killed his mother, who becomes his main target. However, he is trapped in adventure to find his kidnapped target and get attached with the man’s grandchildren who think the detective is a kind man who helps them find their grandfather.
“The film is an exciting, funny and aesthetically well-designed flick that fuses comedy and thriller.” (Doo Rumy, The Korea Herald)
Released in May 2016, this film captures the hearts of its viewers for its unique concept of noir (dark) film but spiced with funny twists throughout the story. This film is brought to Korea-ASEAN Cinema Weekend on Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9pm (Jakarta time); all the films screened during this festival are free for public for limited seats, 100 tickets per film can be obtained at the cinema ticket box two hours before the show time.
Check out the schedule below (time in UTC+7):
Saturday, 15 October 2016
12:00 Price of Love (Cambodia, Romantic Comedy)
14:15 Yes’s Life (Vietnam, Family)
16:30 Kalam-Kalam Langit (Indonesia, Family)
17:45 Illustrated By (Philippines, Documentary)
18:45 The Teacher’s Diary (Thailand, Romantic Comedy)
21:00 Phantom Detective (Korea)
Sunday, 16 October 2016
12:00 Made with Love (Myanmar, Love Story)
14:30 Ada Apa dengan Rina (Brunei Darussalam, Romantic Comedy)
16:30 Redha (Malaysia, Family)
18:45 7 Letters (Singapore, Family)
20:00 Noy Above It All (Laos, Love Story)
In his speech, Mr. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community expressed that film is the quickest way to promote the social-cultural diversity of ASEAN countries as they contain images of common issues, values, and cultures shared in Southeast Asia. As one of ASEAN dialogue partners, Republic of Korea supports this idea by co-organizing this Cinema Weekend; the previous Korea-ASEAN Cinema Weekend in 2014 could only gather 4 ASEAN films and 1 Korean film that attracted around 1,400 viewers; it is expected that this time more viewers would be able to “enjoy the diversity of ASEAN and Korean culture through films during the Korea-ASEAN Cinema Weekend.”
Come and grab your free admission today and tomorrow! Don’t forget, Phantom Detective is screened tonight, 9p 😉
See you there, Jjangers!