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KF World Cinema Week to look into movies from Latin America

A scene from “Days of Mild” (Korea Basis)

An unprecedented blackout hits Central America, and folks battle to get via the disaster.

A pilot suffers extreme accidents from an unintentional touchdown; an aged woman together with her grandson tries to search out her daughter at a hospital; a millionaire housewife is trapped in her penthouse together with her housemaid; a teenage woman’s fifteenth celebration goes awry; a pastor and his daughter make the most of the chaotic state of affairs; a indifferent couple finds one another amid a photo voltaic storm.

These six completely different tales are a part of an omnibus drama movie exhibiting us that there’s at all times a light-weight on the finish of the tunnel.

“Days of Mild,” which opens the Korea Basis World Cinema Week this Friday, is co-directed by six younger administrators from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

This yr’s World Cinema Week will supply an opportunity to discover cultural and historic variety via 12 latest movies from Latin America, which have been chosen by every taking part embassy.

As well as, applications this weekend with author Kim Younger-ha, e-book YouTuber Kim Gyeol, and movie critic Jeong Seong-il will introduce a number of notable movies and supply an on-site discussion board for extra partaking discussions.

A scene from “Zama” (Korea Foundation)

A scene from “Zama” (Korea Basis)

The 4 motion pictures chosen for speak applications are: an Ecuadorian documentary “Time of Ladies,” directed by Frida Muenala, which options indigenous ladies making their mark in varied fields in fashionable Ecuadorian society; “Inconceivable Issues,” directed by Mexican filmmaker Ernesto Contreras, which revolves round a lady who turns into associates with a boy subsequent door who sells medication; Colombian documentary “Jerico, the Infinite Flight of Days,” tells the tales of eight ladies residing in a small village in Antioch, northwestern Colombia, to which their lives, reminiscences and heritage are intently intertwined; Celebrated Argentine director Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama” follows a Justice of the Peace within the Spanish colonial administration who longs for a greater publish.

Each on-line and offline screenings can be found freed from cost.

The offline movie screenings will happen this Saturday and Sunday at CGV Cheongdam Cinecity. Seventy p.c of the seats shall be made accessible via on-line reserving by way of the KF World Cinema Week official web site and 30 p.c via on-site ticketing. On-site tickets shall be offered on a first-come-first-served foundation.

The web screening runs via Aug. 18 on Naver TV. The screening schedule can also be accessible on the KF World Cinema Week’s official web site.

The occasion is co-hosted by embassies of 12 Latin American international locations — Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Paraguay — commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of diplomatic ties with Korea.

By Hwang Dong-Hee (hwangdh@heraldcorp.com)

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