Korean film festival coming to Bahrain

You’ll get to watch four amazing movies for free

Korean film festival coming to Bahrain

South Korea is definitely having a moment. BTS won tour of the year at the American Music Awards, kimchi is the trendiest dish since avocado on toast, and everyone is desperate to visit Seoul.

And now you can appreciate another aspect of Korean culture – movies – right here in Bahrain.

The 2019 Korea Movie Weeks festival, which is in its sixth year, will see some of the best films played at Seef Mall Cineco Complex every Wednesday in December.

Kicking off on Thursday December 5, the first movie will be action-comedy Extreme Job, where a narcotics team discover a hidden talent for cooking during their biggest mission.

Next up will be action-thriller Train to Busan, which sees a father and daughter battling against zombies on a train trip to Busan. The box office hit had more than 10 million viewers after its release in 2016.

Keys to the Heart, which stars Lee Byung-hun and sees two brothers uniting to find the right songs for brotherhood, will be played on December 18.

The final movie will be historical-comedy Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island, which sees a detective and his sidekick investigating a deadly counterfeiting ring threatening the Joseon dynasty.

Organised by the Korean Embassy, the screenings are expected to be popular, so you might want to get there early to ensure a seat.
Free. Thu Dec 7, Wed Dec 11, Wed Dec 18, Wed Dec 25 7pm. Theatre 13, Seef Mall Cineco Complex (1758 2220).

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