There’s a Korean Film Festival in Abu Dhabi next month


If you love your K-movies as much as we do, you don’t want to miss this sweet line-up!

Who doesn’t love all things K-pop, K-drama, and of course, K-food? So if you’re looking for the best of a K-movie fix, grab some popcorn and get ready for a movie marathon like no other!

From 8-11 June, Vox Cinema at Yas Mall will be hosting the highly anticipated 2023 Korean Film Festival. Under the theme of ‘Companionship’, the festival aims to showcase the power of friendship and the deep emotional resonance found in Korean cinema, according to a press release issued by the Korean Cultural Centre.

The film festival will present a curated lineup of eight captivating Korean films that span various genres, each with its own unique story to tell.

Opening with ‘Hunt,’ a thrilling action drama directed by LEE Jung Jae, the lineup also features movies such as ‘Mission: Possible,’ a hilarious action-comedy directed by KIM Hyung-joo, and ‘The Night Owl,’ a thought-provoking drama directed by Ahn Tae-jin.

Other films to be screened include the animated adventure ‘Pororo and Friends: Virus Busters,’ the compelling drama ‘Confession,’ the action-packed comedy ‘Confidential Assignment 2: International,’ the touching documentary ‘Fanatic,’ and the thrilling science fiction action film ‘Alienoid Part 1,’ directed by CHOI Dong-hoon.

Grab your tickets soon and settle in for a special screening!


The screening schedule for the Korean Film Festival 2023

  • Hunt: 8 June (Thursday) at 7pm
  • Mission: Possible: 9 June (Friday) at 5pm
  • The Night Owl: 9 June (Friday) at 7pm
  • Pororo and Friends: Virus Busters: 10 June (Saturday) at 3pm
  • Confession: 10 June (Saturday) at 5pm
  • Confidential Assignment 2: International: 10 June (Saturday) at 7pm
  • Fanatic: 11 June (Sunday) at 5pm
  • Alienoid Part 1: 11 June (Sunday) at 7pm



8-11 June


Vox Cinema, Yas Mall


For more information, visit uae.korean-culture.org/en

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