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Transport Yourself to South Korea with the Cultural Center’s New Movie Initiative


Movie poster from the romantic movie Be With You

Did Oscar winner Parasite get you hooked on Korean cinema? Are you curious about what other movies the country’s known for?


Since we’re all longing for new experiences right now, the Korean Cultural Center New York has blessed the world with ten Korean movies that you can watch at home for free.


The Korean Movie Night at Home project’s selection ranges from blockbusters to festival winners from the past five years. The project is a spinoff of the live initiative Korean Movie Night New York that the center has hosted since 2010.


The movies’ genres vary from the fantastical Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned to the romantic Be With You.


The three historical dramas, The Throne, The Battle: Roar to Victory and Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission, give an insight into South Korea’s past, while the crime movies Inside Men and A Violent Prosecutor will keep you on the edge of your seat.


In case you wanted a good laugh, there are Luck-Key, Midnight Runners, and Man of Men, the Korean remake of the famous French comedy The Intouchables.


All movies are in their original Korean soundtrack but come with English subtitles. The project is available online until June 30, 2020.


And in case you were hoping to delve deeper into Korean culture, the online platform of the center, koreanculture.org, provides more than movies. The website contains limited screenings of the National Theater of Korea’s performances and detailed online viewings of art exhibitions from the contemporary art museum MMCA in South Korean capital Seoul.


Check out the Korean Movie Night at Home project here and get yourself installed for an original movie night.

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