6th Korean Film Festival to showcase movies with a 'Family on Screen' theme in UAE

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According to a statement from the Korean Embassy and Korean Cultural Center in the UAE, the 6th Korean Film Festival with the theme "Family on Screen" will take place from June 29 to July 3 at Vox Cinemas in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi.

6th Korean Film Festival to showcase movies with a 'Family on Screen' theme in UAE

A total of nine Korean films from various genres will be presented as part of the festival, with storylines centered on family life and society. Tickets cost Dh21 and may be purchased in advance on the festival's official website, .

Here is some of the line-up of films to be screened:


Escape from Mogadishu (June 29, 7pm)

In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a diplomatic skirmish between North and South Korea broke out on the African continent over the latter's campaign to join the United Nations. In 1991, Somalia's capital Mogadishu was engulfed in civil war, leaving the South Korean diplomats trapped. The North Korean embassy, meanwhile, faces the same situation. Risking their lives, they embark on a joint escape.

Escape from Mogadishu
Escape from Mogadishu

Director: Ryoo Seung-wan | 2021 | 121 min | 15+ | Action, Drama


The House of US (July 1, 5pm)

During her summer break, Hana wishes to go on a family trip with her family. Although the family argues every day, Hana believes everything will be like how it used to be, if she could take her family on a vacation. One day, Hana encounters Yoomi and her younger sister Yoojin whose parents are always out of town. Yoomi and her sister also struggle to secure their home from their landlord who is trying to kick them out. Providing emotional support to each other, Hana, Yoomi and Yoojin try even harder to save their homes.

The House of US
The House of US

Director: Yoon Ga-eun | 2019 | 91 min | PG | Drama, Family


Granny Poetry Club (July 2, 5pm)

Grannies from Chilgok memorized the multiplication table in Japanese and lived their entire lives illiterate in Korean. These grannies had given everything for their children's education despite the backbreaking burden and workload. Then one day a Korean school opened in their village and sparked a fire in their hearts. As they learned the Korean alphabet, they became literary ladies who see poetry in everything in the world. “Poems here. Poems there. Poems are all over the place.”

Granny Poetry Club
Granny Poetry Club

Director: Kim Jae-hwan | 2019 | 100 min | PG | Documentary



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