KOREAN CINEMA CELEBRATION: GEONBAE AT 70 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Join us for a special celebration of Korean Cinema during this year’s Sydney Film Festival at the HUB. Immerse yourself in Korean culture at our exciting party on Friday, June 16th, from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. This event is in conjunction with the screening of the award-winning Korean film, ‘A WILD ROOMER,’ which received the New Currents award at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in 2022.
The night will be filled with immersive Korean cultural experiences, including trying on Korean school uniforms for photos, participating in traditional Korean games, and enjoying captivating K-Pop cover dance and singing performances. The evening will culminate in an electrifying K-Pop DJ party featuring Sydney’s K-Pop icon, Andy Trieu. To enhance your Korean culinary experience, complimentary Makgeolli and soju will be provided at the bar.
Admission to this event is FREE, but booking is required to secure your spot.
TIME&DATE: Friday, 16 June, 8.30 to 10.30pm
VENUE: The Hub, Lower Town Hall
FREE, Bookings essential
– K-Pop cover singing and dance performances by Sydney’s best groups
– K-Pop DJ party by Andy Trieu
– Korean School Uniform Trial and Taking Photos
– Playing Korean traditional games and board games
– Tasting Korean Makgeolli and Soju
A WILD ROOMER + Director Q&A
Lee Jeong-hong’s delightfully unconventional South Korean comedy of manners won the prestigious New Currents competition and the NETPAC Award at Busan.
The not-so-wild ‘roomer’ of this offbeat charmer is Gi-hong, a goateed 30-ish carpenter who rents a room in the fabulously spacious but desperately sterile house of his landlord and drinking buddy Jung-hwan. Whilst he’s on the up financially, he’s much less adept socially. Gi-hong spends most of his free time hanging out with Jung-hwan and his enigmatic wife, Hyung-jun – which unexpectedly becomes a foursome when a stranger from the fringes of society steps onto the scene. Lee’s carefully composed visuals and the cast’s finely calibrated performances create an intriguing and wryly humorous portrait of a domestic dynamic being gently pushed beyond its comfort zone. Lee’s outstanding debut feature asserts him as a filmmaker to watch.