On the way to the 36th edition


The traditional HAN CINE film festival, organized by the Korean Cultural Center, returns alongside the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and will be available from September 6 to 26 on the CINE.AR PLAY platform, with a selection of 13 films allowing you to know the best of Korean film.

From September 6 to 26, we will be presenting the 8th edition of HAN CINE - the Festival of Korean Film, organized by the Centro Cultural Coreano (CCC - Korean Cultural Center) in Argentina, that once again will take place online working with the Argentine National Institute of Cinema and Visual Arts (INCAA) through its CINE.AR PLAY platform and as part of the activities leading up to the 36th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. The program will be made available with the technical support of ARSAT, free of charge and without restrictions within all Argentine territory, with 13 films exclusive for this panorama showcase of one of the most potent film industries on the planet.

HAN CINE is the first festival in Argentina exclusively dedicated to Korean cinema, and its selection represents the diversity of its contemporary production with the objective of giving the public greater access to films produced on the other side of the world.

The eighth edition of HAN CINE will offer feature films of various genres and styles, from romantic comedies to dramas, to action films, animation and independent cinema. Among the films that make up this edition is the most seen Korean film of 2020, The Man Standing Next, and two period films: Forbidden Dream, with the well-known actor Choi Min-sik (Oldboy, The Admiral, among others) and Han Suk-kyu (The Royal Tailor, The Berlin File, etc.), and the drama The Book of Fish, also based on historical characters, like the two films previously mentioned.

This edition also includes a strong presence of Korean women directors, who directed four of the feature films in the selection. House of Hummingbird, a drama that deals with the beginnings of adolescence and the ways of relating with others. Moving On, winner of the jury prize at the last edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. New Years Blues, a film that has various scenes filmed in Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls, with a significant Argentine participation in the production. And Kim Ji Young: Born 1982, film based on the best selling Korean book of the same name that is a point of reference for the nation’s feminist movement.

The cult film director Hong Sang-soo returns to HAN CINE with The Woman who Ran, which won the Silver Bear for best director at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival. The selection also includes the comedy-action box office hit Hitman: Agent Jun and the action film Steel Rain 2: Summit. Two hits with stars from the South Korean silver screen.

Completing the film program are Swimming to Sea, the drama Lady Baco, starring the Oscar winning actress Youn Yuh-jung, and a bit of action and suspense, Korean style, with The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, that includes the presence of the charismatic actor Don Lee.

The films of HAN CINE will be viewable under the mode of “video on demand” (VOD) through until Sunday, September 26, free of charge, only for viewers within Argentine territory. Further, on the social media network of CCC there will be give-aways, virtual screenings and special talks, among other activities in parallel.

The festival is organized by the Korean Cultural Center of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and is received through the Mar de Plata International Film Festival, through the platform CINE.AR PLAY and the Gaumont Cinema, with the support of the Argentine National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA), the Korean Film Council (Kofic), the Independent Film Festival of Seoul, the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA), and with the technical support of ARSAT.