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CJ CGV holds the 10th Korea Indonesia Film Festival

2019.10.16

CJ CGV arranges an event for cultural exchange with Korean films in Indonesia. CJ CGV (CEO Choi Byung-Hwan) announced that it will hold the 10th Korea Indonesia Film Festival (KIFF) in Indonesia for four days from October 10 to 13. The KIFF will be held in CGV among 5 regions such as the capital Jakarta as well as Bandung, Yogyakarta, Medan and Surabaya. This year, actress Kang So-Ra will attend as an honorary ambassador.

Introducing Hallyu culture with K-movies, screening 15 latest Korean films

'10th Korea Indonesia Film Festival’ poster
▲ '10th Korea Indonesia Film Festival’ poster

The KIFF is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Indonesia and co-hosted by the Korean Cultural Center Indonesia and CJ CGV. The festival is to introduce Hallyu culture with K-movies that are as popular in Indonesia as K-pop and K-drama, garnering attention every year with the attendance of famous local production companies and actors/actresses as well as those involved in the film industry.

This year’s opening film will be ‘Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos’, and a total of 15 latest Korean films will be screened including ‘Exit’, ‘Tazza: One Eyed Jack’, ‘Extreme Job’, ‘Miss & Mrs. Cops’, ‘The Divine Fury’, ‘Parasite’, ‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’, ‘The Battle: Roar to Victory’, etc. In addition, five Indonesian films will be screened as well, such as ‘Keluarga Cemara’, ‘Dua Garis Biru’, ‘Sunyi’, and ‘Dilan 1991’.

Kang So-Ra, the heroine of the film ‘Sunny’, attends the official event as an honorary ambassador of the festival

'10th Korea Indonesia Film Festival’ honorary ambassador, actress Kang So-Ra
▲ '10th Korea Indonesia Film Festival’ honorary ambassador, actress Kang So-Ra

The event held on the eve of the festival at CGV Grand Indonesia (GI) in Jakarta on the 9th screened ‘Bebas’, which is the Indonesian version of ‘Sunny’ produced locally by CJ ENM, simultaneously with the original film ‘Sunny’. Kang So-Ra, who played Ha Chun-Hwa in the film, and the leading actors/actresses of ‘Bebas’ met with the audience to watch the films together and talk about them.

“It’s an honor to meet with Indonesian fans who love Korean films in person,” said actress Kang So-Ra, the honorary ambassador of the festival. “I’m so proud and excited that the movie ‘Sunny’ was remade and released in Indonesia and has been loved by so many people until today.” She also added, “I hope Korea and Indonesia will continue to actively collaborate in cultural contents through good films, and I will also do my best so that more diverse new Korean contents can be embraced by the world.”

CJ CGV will carry out various activities as a platform to spread Hallyu culture

Photo of the event on the eve of the festival held at CGV Grand Indonesia (GI) in Jakarta on the 9th
▲ Photo of the event on the eve of the festival held at CGV Grand Indonesia (GI) in Jakarta on the 9th

Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang-Beom, Creative Economy Agency Chairman Triawan Munaf, and officials of the Indonesian government and key figures of the film industry will be attending the opening ceremony held at 7 p.m. (local time) on the 10th.

“Since entering Indonesia in 2013, CJ CGV has been striving to establish itself as a platform to spread Hallyu culture beyond just a cinema chain,” said Kim Kyoung-Tae, CEO of CJ CGV Indonesia. “We’re planning to carry out various activities to promote cultural exchange and friendship between Korea and Indonesia in addition to the KIFF.”