THE Thieves, the third highest grossing movie in South Korean history, is one of four flicks scheduled for the 2014 Korean Film Festival at the Palace Cineplex in St Andrew on November 24 - 26, and the Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay, St James, on December 9 -10, 2014.
Jong Seon Lim, South Korean ambassador to Jamaica, said the event will contribute greatly in enhancing the bilateral friendship which began 52 years ago.
"It is expected that the 2014 Korean Film Festival will not only strengthen the existing cultural bond between Korea and Jamaica, but also bring the two countries a step closer," said Lim.
Seong Hoon Kim, third secretary at the Korean embassy, said the festival will give Jamaicans the opportunity to learn about Korean culture with Jamaica.
"We want Jamaicans to learn more about our culture through movies. Not many Jamaicans know about Korean culture," he said. "It will be on a first come, first served basis."
All events are free to the public, except for November 24 which is invitation only.
The Thieves, an action film, tells the story of a South Korean gang which teams up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily guarded casino.
In addition to The Thieves, the other movies -- which range from comedy to romance are All About My Wife, Marriage Blue, and The Front Line.
Shows will be at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm at the Palace Cineplex and 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the Palace Multiplex.
- from Jamaica Observer