Secret Reunion starring Kang Dong Won and Song Kang Ho

Korean movie fans rejoice cause it’s the time of the year again for the Korean film festival. *confetti*

If last year, movie goers were scared out of their wits with the horror-themed films, this year, it’s all about love.  Yes, you read it right, all the seven movies will showcase different kinds of love which include love for the family, love between friends, romantic love and brotherly love.

The Korean Cultural Center partnered with SM Cinemas for this event.  Movies are now showing in SM Mall of Asia and SM North EDSA from September 20-25, 2011 while SM Cebu will start showing the movies from September 28-October 2.

The best thing about all these – it’s FREE!!! Just go to the ticket booth and tell them you are watching a movie from the festival.

Here’s the schedule for everyone’s benefit.


MALL OF ASIA, Cinema 6

20 September
1:15PM – Happy Life 즐거운 인생
8:30PM – Scandal Maker 과속스캔들

21 September
6:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루
9:30PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이

22 September
6:30PM – Christmas in Aug 팔월의 크리스마스
9:30PM – Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

23 September
6:30PM – Secret reunion 의형제
9:30PM – Happy Life 즐거운 인생

24 September
12:45PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이
3:00PM – Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로
7:30PM – Christmas in Aug 8월의 크리스마스

25 September
12:45PMHappy Life 즐거운 인생
Scandal Maker 과속스캔들 3:00PM
My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루 7:30PM

SM NORTH EDSA, Cinema 3

20 September
1:40PM – Hwang Jin Yi, 황진이
6:30PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

21 September
1:40PM – Scandal Maker 과속스캔들
6:30PM – Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

22 September
1:40PM – Happy Life 즐거운 인생
6:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

23 September
1:40PM – Christmas in Aug 8월의 크리스마스
6:30PM – Scandal Maker 과속스캔들

24 September
1:40PM – Secret Reunio
6:30PM – Happy Life, 즐거운 인생PM
9:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

25 September
1:40PM – Hwang JYi 황진이
6:30PM – Eternarts 별빛 속으로
9:30PM – Christmas in Aug 8월의 크리스마스

SM CEBU, Cinema 1
28 September – PREMIER SCREENING
1:30PM – Scandal Maker 과속스캔들

28 September REGULAR SCREENING
7:30PM – Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로
9:30PM – Happy Life 즐거운 인생

29 September
5:30PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이
7:30PM – Christmas in Aug 8팔월의 크리스마스
9:30PM – Secret Reunion 의형제

30 September
5:30PM – Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로
7:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루
9:30PM – Scandal Maker 과속스캔들.

01 October
5:30PM – Happy Life 즐거운 인생
7:30PM – Secret Reunion 의형제
9:30PM – My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루

02 October
5:30PM – Christmas in Aug 팔월의 크리스마스
7:30PM – Hwang Jin Yi 황진이
9:30PM – Eternal Hearts 별빛 속으로

FEATURED FILMS

SECRET REUNION (의형제)
Starring: Kang Dong Won, Song Kang Ho
Song Kang-ho, an ex-agent of the National Intelligence Service who is very careful about his actions, is paired with Kang Dong-won, a former spy from the North. Song’s character was released from the NIS six years after the gunfight which happened in the heart of Seoul; however, both men keep their identities hidden from each other.

Scandal Maker starring Cha Tae Hyun, Park Bo Young, Wang Suk Hyun

SCANDAL MAKER (과속스캔들)
Starring: Cha Tae Hyun, Park Bo Young, Wang Suk Hyun
Nam Hyun Soo was a very famous idol worshipped like God by teens. Though he is in his mid-thirties now, he is still one of the most sought-after celebrity in the industry and a DJ in a radio show. One of his listeners, Jung-nam, sends him letters narrating her willingness to see her father whom she never met. Her story became a hit and catapults the show’s ratings to be the most popular program. But one day, Jung-nam knocks on Hyun Soo’s door claiming that the father he hasn’t met is none other than him.

Happy Life starring Jang Geun Seuk, Kim Yun Seok, Kim Sang Ho, Jung Jin Young

A HAPPY LIFE (즐거운 인생)
Starring: Jang Geun Suk, Kim Yun Seok, Kim Sang Ho, Jung Jin Young
The plot revolves around three former members of college rock band, Volcano, who were reunited by the death of their leader. At the funeral, a young, jobless lead guitarist Gi-Young suggested that they reform the band with him as the new front man.

My Dear Enemy starring Jeon Do Yeon, Ha Jeong Woo

MY DEAR ENEMY (멋진 하루)
Starring: Jeon Do Yeon, Ha Jeong Woo
Hee-Soo, who is living a miserable life as a single woman in her thirties, sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung Woon who owes her $1000. Byeong Woon is also penniless but knows that girls are willing to give him money. Hee-Soo follows him as he visits many girls for money and starts a one-day journey that will change her life again.

Hwang Jin Yi starring Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ji Tae

HWANG JIN YI (황진이)
Starring:Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ji Tae
A film based on the story of Hwang Jin Yi, the most renowned courtesan of the Chosun Dynasty. She was a beautiful, talented and intelligent young woman who has no other choice but to become a gisaeng because she was an illegitimate child. The movie shows how she used her position and her charm to gain favor from the upper class, as well as his love affair with a male servant named Nom-yi.

For Eternal Hearts starring Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Min Sun, Cha Soo Yeon

FOR ETERNAL HEARTS (별빛 속으로)
Starring: Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Min Sun, Cha Soo Yeon
An ordinary college boy Su-young meets an extraordinary girl named Pippi on campus. He fell in love with Pippi which did not last long because the latter ended her life at a student demonstration. While trying to get over Pippi, he was hired as a tutor for a girl named Su-young. He was almost at the brink of giving up because of Su-young’s peculiar personality but something is stopping him from doing so. He soon fell in love with Su-young and bizarre things started to happen.

Christmas in August starring Han Suk Kyu, Shim Eun Ha

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST (팔월의 크리스마스)
Starring: Han Suk Kyu, Shim Eun-Ha
The film is about Jung-won who falls in love with Da-Rim while suffering from an unnamed illness. He hides the fact to Da-Rim and tries to continue living as usual, spending time with his friends and family.

source: Korean Cultural Center, Philippines

Hannah is a lover of anything Korean – may it be their dramas, music, or food. She has been to South Korea for n number of times, but she still can’t get enough of it. Seoul has become her second...

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