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A taste of Korea – Film and food with Bomi Seo

How the world has changed since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. However, we can still travel and experience other cultures in different ways. To that end, we bring you Korean cultural film night at The Old Electric in Blackpool.

The three week season started with screening the award-winning film ” The Host, 괴물 (2006) ” on the 2nd of July and, on the following Friday ” Burning, 버닝 (2018)”.

This Friday (16th July) will screen the warm and beautiful drama-comedy Korean film ‘Welcome to Dongmakgol” for the last session of Korean Film night!

A warm invitation awaits you with the invitation of “Come and chill” at our cultural night with Korean wild organic tea and Bomi Seo’s grandmother’s secret recipe cake and more.

Tickets are available online at www.theoldelectric.co.uk or at the door.

*Film information

16th July

” Welcome to Dongmakgol, 웰컴투 동막골 (2005) “

– Korean war drama/comedy film

Director : Park Kwang-hyun

Release date : 2005

Running time : 133 minutes

 

Overview:

– Dongmakgol (동막골) is a village tucked away on a remote mountain and untouched by the ongoing Korean War. Fate brings three fighting forces together in Dongmakgol: a U.S. fighter pilot whose plane crashed in the mountains, three retreating North Korean soldiers, and two South Korean soldiers who are lost. When the North and South Korean soldiers first face-off in Dongmakgol they raise arms, but the charming villagers soon have the soldiers agreeing to a temporary truce. After a grenade destroys the food storage, the soldiers decide to stay and help the local farmers. Meanwhile, U.S. commanders believe there is a major North Korean military presence in the area where their plane went missing and plan a devastating airstrike. In order to spare the village from complete destruction, the soldiers decide to work together to divert the attack, Possibly placing themselves directly in harm’s way.

*Best film, director award 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards 2005, Best director award 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards 2005, Best music 43rd Grand Bell Awards 2005

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