GUIDE: Korean Film Festival 2017

Korean Film Festival 2017 will run on various venues across the Philippines from September 7 to October 15.

Sep 7-10 • SM Megamall (Manila)
Sep 14-17 • SM Lanang Premier (Davao)
Sep 21-24 • SM City Iloilo (Iloilo)
Sep 28-Oct 1 • SM City Cebu (Cebu)
Oct 5-8 • SM City Clark (Pampanga)
Oct 12-15 • SM City Dasmariñas (Cavite)

Featured Films

  • My Brilliant Life (2014)

16 year old boy, A-Reum has Progeria Syndrome, a rare genetic defect that will cause the baby to show rapid aging from an early age. Although A-Reum has struggled again the disease, he was raised as a brilliant young child than anyone else.


  • The King of Jokgu (2014)

Mansup returns from military service and is disappointed that his school’s Jogku (foot volleyball) court has vanished. He puts together a team to get it reinstated and to win the heart of a classmate.


  • Very Ordinary Couple (2013)

About a series of relationship between two normal couple in Korea. Break up, get back together, break up again and so on.


  • How to Steal a Dog (2014)

Ji-so, a young girl who doesn’t have a house because of her bankrupted dad. In order to get money to buy a house she plan to steals wealthy people’s dogs to earn reward money when she returns them.


  • Twenty (2015)

A story about three friends, Chiho, Dongwoo, and Gyungjae. Each of them has just turned 20 years old and they must decide what to do with their life.


Admission

Korean Film Festival 2017 is free admission and open to the public. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. See further details below.

Ticketing information for Manila screening:

  • First screening will be a VIP event and open only to LIMITED audience members.
  • Tickets are available for FREE outside the cinema.
  • Tickets will be released on a FIRST0COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
  • Viewers are suggested to line up outside the cinema and wait for the releasing of tickets.
  • For the first screening (12:00 NN), the tickets will be released one hour prior to the screening of the film or earlier if the number of people in line are already too many to be contained in the waiting area.
  • For the succeeding screenings, the tickets for the next film will be released 30 minutes AFTER the start of the prior movie. (i.e. 3:00 pm screening will be released at 12:30 pm; 6:00 pm screening will be released at 3:30 pm).
  • One person can only get one ticket for himself. If they wishes to get a ticket for their companion, they must get back in line to get another ticket.
  • Only food bought from SM Cinema food concessionaire will be allowed inside the cinema.
  • SM Cinema reserves the right to refuse admission to unruly and disrespectful patrons.

TICKETING INFORMATION for REGIONAL screenings:

  • First screening will be a VIP event and open only to LIMITED audience members.
  • Tickets are available for FREE outside the cinema.
  • Tickets will be released on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
  • Viewers are suggested to line up outside the cinema and wait for the releasing of tickets.
  • Ticketing procedure will vary depending on regional location. Please follow advice of SM Cinema personnel.
  • Only food bought from SM Cinema food concessionaire will be allowed inside the cinema.
  • SM Cinema reserves the right to refuse admission to unruly and disrespectful patrons.

Screening Schedules

‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ opens exclusively at Trinoma, Glorietta on Aug 30

Paramount Pictures’An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – the sequel to the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth – will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma & Glorietta 4) starting August 30, 2017.

Former US Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world – including the Haiyan-devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte in the Philippines — training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

In 2006, when Vice President Al Gore became the focal point of An Inconvenient Truth, he was the quintessential man at a crossroads. Needing to move forward meaningfully, Gore exited the political stage and followed his gut and his heart into uncharted territory. He threw everything he had – all his energy, intellect, drive and voice — into one almost overwhelmingly huge issue that had long lit a fire within him: confronting the increasingly alarming prospect of a global climate crisis that could literally threaten the end of human civilization.

At that time, the climate crisis was itself at a crossroads. Scientific consensus was coalescing around what the full human, economic and planetary costs of climate change might be if the world made zero effort to cut manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The far-reaching scope of the threat was just breaking through to the public — and the fossil fuel industry was putting up serious resistance.

But that was then. And in the 10 years since, so very much has changed.

The inspirational story of just how amazingly far the battle to halt climate change has come — and why Gore now says the momentum is unstoppable — forms the core of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

The film sets off in a fresh direction to become an inside view of positive change-in-the-making, as it reveals how Gore has faced off against fierce forces and has weathered disappointments — only to rebound and magnetize a groundswell of people ready to take on the most momentous human quest of our time.

Action is now taking place where despair threatened to reign. The groundbreaking Paris Agreement of 2015 has unified the world to tackle greenhouse gas mitigation. Developing countries are leap-frogging inefficient old grids and coal fuels for sustainable alternatives. Most tellingly, Gore is no longer the voice in the wilderness calling to be heard, but the loudest and clearest in a symphony of rising voices, from all nations, walks of life and political stripes, determined to make profound alterations in record time.

All of this gets captured in a film shot in an exhilarating “direct cinema” style, breaking the wall between audience and subject. Cameras shadow Gore on an odyssey through Greenland, India, Europe, Asia and across the U.S.A. As they follow him through the corridors of power and into the trenches with survivors, scientists, unlikely leaders and ordinary people moved to extraordinary actions, unscripted, off-the-cuff moments bring new insights to his life, our times and the reality Gore says we can’t ignore: now that we know we must change and we can change, we have to do it faster.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Tsunami looms in first ‘Geostorm’ poster

Warner Bros. has just released the first official poster for its new epic thriller Geostorm.

Check the one-sheet art below and watch Geostorm in Philippine cinemas October 19, 2017.

In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, Independence Day) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300), Jim Sturgess (21), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush), Daniel Wu (The Man with the Iron Fists, Warcraft: The Beginning), Eugenio Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (The Hours, Apollo 13) and Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III).

Geostorm is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.