Festival celebrates Korean cinema this month

The Honolulu Museum of Art is celebrating Korean cinema which kicked off Saturday at Doris Duke Theatre with opening night film “Little Forest.”

There are a total of 12 feature films which will run till Sept. 25. The titles are: “Little Forest,” “The Age of Blood,” “Keys to the Heart,” “Hit the Night,” “Beautiful Vampire,” “Believer,” “The Accidental Detective,” “The Accidental Detective 2,” “Microhabitat,” “On the Beach at Night Alone,” “Claire’s Camera,” and “The Day After.”

Kwon Sang Woo fans will be happy that his “The Accidental Detective” films are in the program while Lee Byung Hun fans are happy that “Keys to the Heart” is also in the program.

The Korean Cinema Festival is sponsored by Korea Foundation and KBFD. For more information please visit: www.honolulumuseum.org.

Weekly Update

‘Let Me Introduce Her’

Episodes 17 &18; 19 &20 (Sun)

Today, 6:45 p.m.: Chan Ki and Soo Jin watch Eun Han like hawk, in efforts to find the cell phone. Soo Jin deliberately puts Eun Han in similar past situations, hoping she’d leave on her own volition upon regaining her memory. Eun Han goes down to the basement to find her things, but as soon as she does, she’s engulfed with an ominous feeling.

Today, 7:30 p.m.: Chan Ki and Kang Woo run into each other at Eun Han’s hospital room. Chan Ki threatens to take actions against Kang Woo for performing the surgery on Eun Han. Eun Han comes to Kang Woo in distress. She finds a letter at the studio she lived in before gaining her memory and is devastated.

‘Still 17’

Episodes 15 &16 (Mon); Episodes 17 &18 (Tues)

Monday 7:45 p.m.: Seo Ri finds a good place to live with the help of Hyun. Woo Jin wants to hold her back from leaving, but without a valid reason to, he feels disappointed. Someone recognizes Seo Ri at a festival workshop.

Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: Woo Jin’s house is turned upside down with Hyun Jung’s sudden appearance. During the night, Woo Jin disappears without any notice. Seo Ri and the family are anxious and worried about Woo Jin’s whereabouts.

‘Rich Son’

Episodes 61 &62 (Fri); Episodes 63 &64 (Sat)

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Gwang Jae gets a new part-time job. Myung Ha and Mong Mong finally get permission to get married. Gwang Jae and Young Ha start a new business. Won Yong looks around in hopes to find someone at Myung Ha’s wedding.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Bum Joon finds out that Tae Il is his son. Bok Soon wants Yong to marry Sun Young. Young Ha is upset at seeing Tae Il change. While working as a designated driver, Gwang Jae gets a fare that turns out to be his high school friend. Their treatment of him makes him realize how he’s been perceived by others.

‘Your Honor’

Episodes 15 &16 (Wed); Episodes 17 &18 (Thur)

Wednesday 7:45 p.m.: Sang Chul renews his resolve after So Eun rejects him. After going through challenging times, Kang Ho and So Eun get even closer. A shocking revelation throws everyone off guard when a solid witness appears in court.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Kang Ho passes out from sleeping gas. Thinking Kang Ho is Soo Ho, Jae Hyung takes him to the one who wants to kill him, Woo Jung. En route to Woo Jung’s place, Jae Hyung realizes he’s being tailed and tries to lose it.

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Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.

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