Korea Foundation to offer English lectures on classic films
The Korea Foundation will offer a biweekly series of Korean film lectures in English from April 9 through June 4 to give English speakers the opportunity to better understand Korean culture through classic films.
Dr. Earl Jackson, director of the foundation's arts lecture, will give brief lectures before the screenings at 12:30 p.m. The program is intended to offer the audience a chance to experience the very beginnings of the Korean film industry, which started way ahead of the current hallyu (Korean Wave), the foundation said.
Anyone who wishes to attend a screening can register on-site on a first-come, first-served basis at the seminar room of the foundation's cultural center in Suha-dong, downtown Seoul.
Movies to be screened include "Flower in Hell," a 1958 film directed by Shin Sang-ok (April 9); "Hanyo" by Kim Ki-young in 1960 (April 23); "Mist" by Kim Su-yong, 1967 (May 7); "Holiday" by Yi Man-hui, 1968 (May 21); "One Fine Spring Day" by Hur Jin-ho, 2001 (June 4).
The films will have English subtitles. For more information, call 02-2151-6520 or visit the Web site at www.kf.or.kr. (Yonhap)