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Korean Film Festival makes a comeback in the UAE in July

by Dubaiforum

The 8th Korean Film Festival is set to make a grand return to Abu Dhabi and Dubai this July, organized by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the UAE and the Korean Cultural Centre. This highly anticipated event marks the festival’s first appearance in Dubai since 2017, promising an exciting lineup of Korean films for cinema enthusiasts to enjoy.

Film aficionados can immerse themselves in a diverse selection of Korean movies at VOX Cinemas in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, from July 4th to 7th, and at VOX Cinemas in Dubai Festival City Mall, from July 12th to 14th. With a captivating theme of “freedom,” this year’s festival will traverse various genres and historical eras, offering something for every cinematic palate.

From independent films to fantasy, comedies, historical dramas, mysteries, and musicals, attendees can expect a wide array of storytelling styles and themes. Modern films like Dream Palace, Love Reset, and Sleep will delve into contemporary societal challenges and the resilience required to overcome them, while historical epics like Road to Boston, Noryang, Deadly Sea, and Hero will poignantly portray the Korean people’s enduring quest for freedom.

One of the highlights of the festival includes the screening of “Alienoid Part 2: The Return to the Future,” a thrilling fantasy film for adult viewers, as well as “Pororo Movie: Dragon Castle Adventure,” a delightful treat for younger audiences. The popularity of Korean cinema in the UAE has continued to soar, making this festival a much-anticipated gathering for local fans to come together and appreciate the cinematic gems on offer.

Lee Yong-hee, the Cultural Attaché of the Korean Embassy, expressed his excitement about the festival’s comeback, affirming, “We are thrilled to bring the Korean Film Festival back to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This event not only showcases the rich and diverse storytelling of Korean cinema but also strengthens cultural ties between Korea and the UAE. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating freedom through film.”

This cultural extravaganza serves as a platform to celebrate the artistry and storytelling prowess of Korean filmmakers while fostering cultural exchange and camaraderie between Korea and the UAE. The festival not only highlights the creative prowess of Korean cinema but also provides a unique opportunity for audiences in the UAE to discover the cinematic treasures of South Korea.

As the countdown to the 8th Korean Film Festival begins, anticipation is building among cinephiles and movie enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With a rich tapestry of cinematic experiences awaiting attendees, this festival is poised to captivate audiences with its diverse lineup of films exploring the theme of freedom in a myriad of captivating ways.

In conclusion, the 8th Korean Film Festival promises to be a cinematic extravaganza that will delight, entertain, and enlighten audiences in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With its thematic exploration of freedom, coupled with a compelling selection of films spanning different genres and historical periods, this festival is not to be missed. Join us in celebrating the magic of Korean cinema and the universal quest for freedom through the lens of storytelling at this year’s Korean Film Festival.

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