2013’s blockbuster ‘Face Reader’ screened at PNCA

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Korean Movie Festival attracts a large number of Pakistani, foreign viewers

Zubair Qureshi

A large number of the Pakistani viewers as well as art aficionado from other countries made a beeline to the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to attend the launching of the Korean Movie Festival (K-Movie Festival).

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea had organized the event with an aim to promote the vibrant Korean art and culture in Pakistan.

The event was also attended by heads of missions, diplomats and representatives of the international organizations including Ambassadors of Sweden, Spain and Turkmenistan.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Suh Sangpyo in his brief speech welcomed the audience and expressed his delight to see the large gathering of the audience and remarked it showed the growing popularity of Korea’s artistic achievements and its cultural legacy among Pakistanis and the world.

Suh Sangpyo further said that among various relations between countries, the people-to-people and cultural relations served to strengthen the fundamentals of the relations. He wished to bolster cultural cooperation exchanges through continuing an exchange of arts, and entertainment.

The ambassador commented that events like this reaffirm the cultural exchanges are an effective way to enhance bilateral cultural understanding, and shared his hopes that such events would continue to become building blocks towards solidifying and strengthening cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan.

The audience both young and old enjoyed the movie “Face Reader,” one of the highest-grossing films in Korea of 2013, which took them back in time and drew their attention to the life and struggles of the protagonist face reader who has the skill to assess the personality, mental state and habits of a person by looking at a person’s face.

 

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