Six Korean films with various genres will be screened at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2022. Moreover, the movies will be screened in several sections, such as Gala Presentations, Midnight Madness, and Special Presentations. Find out the films below.
6 Korean Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival in 2022
After “Aloners,” “The Red Filter is Withdrawn,” “Together,” and “Hellbound” in 2021, more Korean films to be screened at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival this year from September 8 to 18, 2022.
Korean Films at TIFF 2022
After its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2022, the first directorial film of actor Lee Jung Jae “Hunt” to screen in the Gala Presentations section at the TIFF 2022. The movie follows ace National Intelligence Service (NIS) agents Park Pyung Ho (Lee Jung Jae) and Kim Jung Do (Jung Woo Sung), who are chasing North Korean spies.
2. Project Wolf Hunting
“Project Wolf Hunting” is an action thriller film starring famous Korean actors such as Seo In Guk, Jang Dong Yoon, Choi Gwil Hwa, Sung Dong Il, Jung So Min, and more. This film depicts what happens on a ship carrying prisoners consisting of dangerous criminals from the Philippines to South Korea. The 1630-mile journey becomes a floating hell with no way out. The movie will be available at TIFF 2022 in the Midnight Madness section.
3. A Man of Reason
If “Hunt” is Lee Jung Jae’s directorial debut, then “A Man of Reason” is Jung Woo Sung’s directorial debut, Jung Jae’s co-star in “Hunt.” Moreover, Jung Woo Sung plays the main character in his first directing film. The story follows Soo-hyeok, a man who is finally free after ten years in prison. He dreams of having a normal life knowing that he is now the father of a young girl.
Like “Hunt,” the Korean movie “Broker,” which Hirokazu Koreeda wrote and directed, also had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. This film also successfully led one of its actors, Song Kang Ho, to win Best Actor at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
The movie follows the journey of Sang Hyeon (Song Kang Ho), Dong-Soo (Gang Dong Won), and So Young (Lee Ji Eun) to find a good home for So Young’s baby. Unexpectedly, the journey turned into a memorable emotional roller coaster for them.
5. Decision to Leave
Another Korean film that took home the Cannes Film Festival 2022 award for Best Director is the Korean movie “Decision to Leave.” The film follows a detective who is investigating a case of a man’s death in the mountains. He was suspicious but also interested after meeting the former wife of the deceased man.
6. Walk Up
Director Hong Sang-Soo brings “Walk Up” to TIFF 2022. He will bring a soft and fun new perspective to his latest work. In addition, two senior South Korean actors, Lee Hye Young (Kill Heel) and Kwon Hae Hyo (Forecasting Love and Weather), were seen in the trailer adding to the interest in his work.
In addition, apart from being screened at the 2022 TIFF Gala and Special Presentations, the six Korean films also have the chance to win the “People’s Choice Award,” which is the highest award at the film festival.
So which Korean film above that you think is possible to take home the prize? Let us know your opinions in the comments below.
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