The Embassy of the Republic of Korea is set to present their annual Korean Film Festival from 6th to 9th of June, 2017 at the Alliance Française in Nairobi, Kenya.
Korean Cinema has seen a spectacular boom in recent years. The Festival will open with the film ‘Train to Busan’ which premièred at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. This live-action film by independent animator Yeon Sang-ho is about a zombie outbreak on a high-speed train.
In the same week, Alliance Française will be presenting a ceramics exhibition entitled ‘Space of Soil’ by Professor Kim, Sung-Jin, a master ceramist who has been a Visiting Professor at the Kenyatta University’s Department of Art and Design. In his farewell exhibition in Nairobi, Professor Kim will be showing his wheel-thrown open-work pottery inspired from traditional Korean pottery culture and African art, in a symbolic gesture of friendship between Kenyans and South Koreans.
Here is the detailed schedule of the 2017 Korean Film Festival: