Korean Film Festival

2019 KoreanFilm Festival 
18-20 October 2019
The Roxy Cinema

The 2019 Korean Film Festival in Wellington returns this year with an exceptional opportunity for audiences to enjoy five feature and two short carefully curated Korean films.

Organised by the Korean Embassy in Wellington and the Korean Cinerama Trust, the Korean Film Festival runs annually creating cultural exchanges between Korea and New Zealand. This year’s festival brings together some of the most popular and groundbreaking films. In particular, the Festival has secured the critically acclaimed, Palme d’Or winning and Oscar International nominated feature Parasite (2019).

Read below for the titles and screening details:

18 October, 8:30pm - Parasite (R13) 131mins)
Parasite All unemployed, a poor family takes peculiar interest in a wealthy and glamorous family for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

19 October, 1:30pm - The Face Reader (M) 140mins
The Face Reader A man who is able to assess the personality of a person by their face, is caught up in a power struggle in the royal Joseon court between the Prince and the King.

19 October, 4:00pm - The Art of Korean Tea in New Zealand (G) 13mins & Innocent Witness (M) 129mins
Innocent Witness An old man suffering from depression is found dead, and his housekeeper, Mi Ran, is charged with the murder. Mi Ran’s ambitious defense attorney, Soon Ho, is surprised to learn the only witness to the crime is Ji Woo, a teenage girl with Asperger’s. Will Ji Woo be able to take the stand and provide a valid statement?
Innocent Witness screens with – The Art of Korean Tea in New Zealand This short film explores the charms of Korean tea and gives the audience a chance to know more about Korean tea and ponder about the forgotten meaning of tea drinking in our daily lives.

20 October, 2:30pm - Swing Kids (R13) 133mins
Swing Kids Ro Gi Soo is a tap dancing North Korean soldier who is held captive in the Geoje prison camp during the Korean War. Together he and other soldiers at the POW camp plan a tap show to distract themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of the Korean War.

20 October, 5:00pm Our First Immigrants (G) 15mins & My Annoying Brother (M) 110mins
My Annoying Brother When a national judo athlete loses his sight permanently; his estranged older brother takes advantage of his brother’s sudden crisis to get paroled from prison. He then learns he has terminal cancer but forsakes everything to help his brother win gold at the Paralympics to secure his future.
My Annoying Brother screens with – Our First Immigrants This short film is a documentary about the first generation of Korean immigrants in New Zealand. It consists of interviews from 5 Koreans who set foot in New Zealand in the 1970's.

Ticket prices for Korean Film Festival:

Free Admission
$1.51 Booking Fee applies to online, phone & in house sales

THE ROXY - Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s movie-making capital stands the gorgeous art deco theatre and versatile multi-arts venue, known as The Roxy. The Roxy is home to two luxurious cinemas, a lively café, award winning cocktail bar, a grand event space and highly acclaimed restaurant, Coco at the Roxy, all within a two-story building. The Roxy is the place where anything is possible, and where creativity is concerned, the sky is the limit!

All ticket holders receive 10% off dining at Coco at The Roxy.

TRAVEL & ACCESSIBILITY - There is unrestricted car parking space around the corner on Tahi Street, and further south on Park Road. There are 30 minute parking spaces directly outside The Roxy.

Mon to Thurs 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Take buses 2, 24, 31, 43 or 44 from Courtenay Place to Miramar shops. The trip takes roughly 25 minutes, but allows time for traffic and delays. Check www.metlink.org.nz for timetables.


Innocent Witness

The Face Reader

My Annoying Brother

Swing Kids