Korean Film Festival set for Los Angeles


The Korean Film Council, in partnership with the Korean Cinematheque, will host the inaugural Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles. The event, which carries the theme "It's Alive: Korean Film Genre Hybrids and Hollywood Remakes," will kick off Nov. 15 with the L.A. premiere of Kim Tai-sik's road movie "Driving With My Wife's Lover."

Closing the festival Nov. 17 will be the L.A. premiere of Han Jae-rim's gangster film "A Show Must Go On." Both helmers will be in attendance with their films.

Sponsored by the Korea Times and The Hollywood Reporter, KOFFLA will take place at the Fairfax 3 Theaters and screen more than 15 films.

The Korean Film Council was established in 1976 by South Korea's Ministry of Culture and Tourism to promote the country's film industry.