Seok Han and Tae Soo do their best for patients

The 38th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani kicked off last week on Wednesday, with the Opening Reception and Opening Night film on Thursday.

The Korean cinema section this year is as strong at previous years with veteran actress and now director Moon Sori to be attending for latest film “The Running Actress,” where she will be making an appearance with a question- and-answer scheduled after the screening.

Korean American musician Bobby Choy, aka Big Phony, will also be in town for HIFF for his directorial debut, “Fiction and Other Realities.”

The top Korean film picks for HIFF this year are “Last Child,” “The Running Actress,” “The Witch: Part 1,” and “Fengshui,” said Anna Page, director of programming for HIFF.

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Weekly update

‘Marriage Contract’

Episode 1 (Fri.); Episode 2 (Sat.)

Friday, 7:45 p.m: A love story between couple who come from two very different background, finding comfort and genuine love. Fated meeting happens in front of Ji-hoon’s restaurant when he comes inches of hitting Eun-sung. Eun-sung and Hye-soo are taken to the hospital unconscious. Ji-hoon accuses Hye-soo of fraud. Hye-soo is hunted down by loan sharks and gets ready to move again.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Hye-soo is dumbfounded upon hearing her MRI results. Ji-hoon makes a proposition that disregards her pride, as ridiculous at it may sound to her. But with her new situation, she might have to take him up on it.

‘Where Stars Land’

Episodes 13 and 14 (Mon.); 15 and 16 (Tues.)

Monday 7:45 p.m.: Yeo Reum ends up spending the night at Soo Yeon’s place. Rumors are spread throughout the airport employees of Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum’s relationship. Eun Seob is furious after hearing another rumor spreading around, saying that he is attracted to Yeo Reum.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum’s relationship is deepened as they get closer. Eun Seob accompanies Yeo Reum during their morning shift and introduces himself to Soo Yeon. In Woo can’t seem to shake the feeling of being bothered by Soo Yeon’s every movement. Their already damaged relationship gets worse.

‘Heart Surgeons’

Episodes 17 and 18 (Wed.); 19 and 20 (Thur.)

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: “A less than hopeful surgery, but one that must get done.” Seok Han and Tae Soo do the very best for their patients, in their own way. Both are faced with surgeries that may put their own positions at risk. Soo Yeon asks Tae Soo to come back to Taesan. Tae Soo agonizes over whether or not to move on, after he receives video footage of Seok Han.

Thursday 7:45 p.m: “Surgeries are for doctors who are competent, so if you aren’t, don’t even dream about it. At least for heart surgeries.” Tae Soo comes back to Taesan with an ulterior motive. He takes over the surgeries from Seok Han. Soo Yeon and Tae Soo engage in highly risky surgeries.

‘Ms. Ma, Nemesis’

Episodes 17 and 18; 19 and 20 (Sun.)

Today, 6:45 p.m.: Ms. Ma catches on that those involved in the murder case are all lying. She works with Eun Ji to find more pieces of evidence. Tae Gyu finds a fault in the case record and goes to see Jang Cheol Min.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Ye Ji warns Jung Hee to avoid the scene and later comes forward to reveal her true self. Ms. Ma and Eun Ji run into Mal Goo in front of J2 Studio. They hear a woman’s scream coming from inside and rush in.


Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or


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