Until October 30, 2021, the 8th edition of the Korean Film Festival Canada (KFFC) will show more than 45 feature films and short films online. The KFFC invites the public to discover these rare, exciting and heartwarming films that show how the lives of women have changed (or not) over the decades. The theme is “Stories Beyond Borders: Perspective of Women in Korean Cinema (1950-2021, Series II).”
Their digital platform erases distances and physical boundaries, allowing viewers and artists from East and West to (re)discover Korean Classics along with contemporary films, made by Koreans, Asian-Canadians, and Indigenous filmmakers, from the standpoint of women.
Highlights include House of Hummingbird (2018) by KIM Bora and Seopyeonje (1993) by IM Kwon Taek. Both films have garnered many, many awards. Veteran actress YOON Yuh Jeong, best known outside Korea for her role as the grandmother in Minari, appears in The Insect Woman (1972) a quirky blend of psychological thriller and horror.
Many of the films and activities offered are free of charge to the public. This year’s edition is co-presented with the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Montreal but organized solely and independently by the Korean Film Festival of Canada, based in Tiohtià: ke / Montreal.
The film lineup and tickets are available on their website (koreanfilm.ca). All prices are in Canadian dollars.
Films can only be watched from Canada and South Korea.
A PASS $6.50 (+ service charge): Watch ONE feature film OR all short films.
FESTIVAL PASS $19.50 (+ service charge): Watch all the films presented at the festival; allows access to all KFFC events, including the opening and closing ceremonies.
WAR-ZONE BODIES $6.50 (+ service charge): Watch the three films in this category.
CLASSIC KOREAN FILMS: Nine Classic Korean films are free to watch, thanks to their partnership with the Korean Film Archive.
All films are now playing online; tickets are available until October 30, 2021 inclusive.
The film lineup and tickets: Tickets