Follow Vogue Arabia

This Year’s Korean Film Festival is All Set to Celebrate UAE’s Year of Tolerance

The Korean Film Festival returns to Abu Dhabi today for its third year. Organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the four-day festival will take place at Yas Mall Abu Dhabi’s Vox Cinema from June 26-29.

Along with one Emirati film and nine Korean movies all subtitled in English, fans of Korean cinema can expect a change in this year’s collection of movies. In celebration of the spirit of UAE’s Year of Tolerance, three movies from Korea and UAE have been picked for their depiction of different people in different social settings.

Innocent Witness. Courtesy of the Korean Film Festival.

The festival opens today with the screening of Innocent Witness which tells the story of a lawyer and his relationship with an autistic teenager who is a witness to a crime. ‘The opening film — Innocent Witness — is a drama that gets across a message of tolerance, highlighting the importance of trying to understand each other through frank communication,” said Kwon Yongwoo, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UAE to Gulf News.

Korean actor Lee Kyu-hyung who plays a supporting role in the movie will take part in a meet-and-greet and autograph session prior to the screening as well as a Q&A session with the film’s producer, Lee Jun-woo, later.

Here are all the movies that will be playing at this year’s Korean Film Festival:

Innocent Witness, June 26 at 7pm

On Your Wedding Day, June 27 at 7pm

The Great Battle, June 27 at 9pm

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, June 28 at 4pm

Romang, June 28 at 6pm

Mal Mo E: The Secret Mission, June 28 at 8pm

Underdog, June 29 at 2pm

Nearby Sky, June 29 at 4pm

A Resistance, June 29 at 6pm

All tickets are priced at AED21 and are available at

Read Next: Naomi Campbell Will Officially Be Crowned An Icon At The Fashion Awards 2019

View All
Vogue Collection