The annual Korean Film and Tourism Festival 2021, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bangladesh, will begin on Wednesday at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital’s Shahbagh.
The 2021 film festival will begin with an opening ceremony followed by the premiere of the popular 2019 Korean film "Parasite," the first non-English language film to win the best picture award in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards in 2019.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will join the inauguration ceremony as the chief guest. The ceremony will also feature K-pop performances by award-winning Bangladesh youngsters.
Total 5 in-person films will be screened over 3 days (November 24-26) at the main auditorium. From the world-famous movie “Parasite” to “Mal-mo-e: The Secret Mission,” a film based on a true story with depictions of the people who fought to defend their Korean mother tongue against foreign suppression.
The other movies scheduled for this festival are - “Kim Ji-young, Born 1982,” #Alive,” and “Red Shoes and The Seven Dwarfs”
On the sideline of the film screening, the Korean Tourism Festival will be paralleled at the National Museum of Bangladesh, with an aim to showcase the picturesque scenery of Korea.
Visitors to the Tourism Festival will also enjoy various live activities including Virtual Tour, Korean folk game, Hanbok Wearing, Dalgona Candy making, instant photoshoot, and the Korea Corner at the Museum.
Despite the growing interest in this special annual festival and Korean pop culture among Bangladeshi audiences, the festival did not take place last year due to the Covid19 pandemic. “Now we are very pleased to resume the long waited event and ready to satiate the appetite for Korean films and beyond,” the organizers said regarding the festival.