Korean Film Fest movies to hit theaters in the Philippines

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Korean Film Festival movies will be shown in select theaters in six cities in the Philippines.

The Korean Cultural Center announced that the participating movies will be available in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Cavite, Iloilo, and Davao.

Here are some details about the showing of the movies.

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To have an idea of what the participating movies are about, here are their quick summaries.

How to Steal a Dog

Ten-year-old Ji-so (Lee Re) lives in pizza truck with her family. Her father suddenly disappeared after their pizza business went bankrupt. When she sees a missing dog poster with a $500 reward, Ji-so simply believes that that amount of money would be enough to buy her family a house. She hatches a plan with her friend Chae-rang (Lee Ji-won) to find a dog with a rich owner, steal it and return the dog by pretending to have found it to get a reward. Their target is Wolly, the dog of an old rich lady who owns the restaurant where Ji-so’s mom works.


Twenty is a story of three friends in their 20s and must decide what to do with their life. Kyung-jae (Kang Ha-neul) and Dong-woo (Lee Junho) are best friends who’ve just graduated from high school and turned 20. Chi-ho (Kim Woo-bin) is an unemployed playboy who prioritizes dating and chasing women. Kyung-jae is a goody-two-shoes university student whose goal is to get accepted at a corporate job. Happy-go-lucky Dong-woo dreams of becoming a cartoonist but when his family goes bankrupt he is forced to become the breadwinner of the family and take on several part-time jobs.

My Brilliant Life

Dae-soo (Kang Dong-won) and Mi-ra (Song Hye-kyo) were both seventeen-year-old teenagers when Mi-ra became pregnant. Their son Ah-reum (Jo Sung-mok) was diagnosed with the extremely rare genetic disorder Progeria, which makes him age prematurely and rapidly. Ah-reum grows up as a 16-year-old boy, but with a body condition of an eighty-year-old man. Sensing that he doesn’t have much time left, Ah-reum decides to write a story about how his young parents fell in love and how he came to be, hoping to give to them on his seventeenth birthday.

Very Ordinary Couple

Lee Dong-hee (Lee Min-ki) and Jang Young (Kim Min-hee) work at the same bank. They are in an on-and-off relationship for three years before breaking up. Working together in the same bank puts great pressure on the two, made worse by a scandalous confrontation between the former lovers during a company party. Though they end up screaming at each other, it’s clear that they still have feelings for each other and decide to give their relationship another chance. However, they find that something between them has changed, and despite their best efforts to rekindle their relationship, it seems like a happy ending might not be on the cards.

The King of Jokgu

Hong Man-Sub (Ahn Jae-Hong) is a 24-year-old college student majoring in food and nutrition. He is known to be the “King of Jokgu” (a Korean sport that shares elements of both football and volleyball) and is infamous for his unstoppable foot spike. On his return to university after military service, he discovers that the Jokgu court has been removed due to complaints from the student council. Man-Sub, along with his team of unlikely friends, decides to file a petition to the school President in order to get the court back.

What movie/s will you be watching?