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“The Look of Love: Korean Romance Film Showcase” returns to Hong Kong this October!

By Celia Lee 16 October 2023

Header image courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre

It is autumn, and love is in the air! The Hong Kong Arts Centre is once again collaborating with Festive Korea and the Korean Cultural Centre for another edition of “The Look of Love: Korean Romance Film Showcase,” its popular autumn moving image programme. With eight titles on show, K-drama enthusiasts can look forward to exploring the spectrum of love as it is depicted on the big screen, complete with after-screening talks and masterclasses—all in the spirit of love.

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Headlining the programme is the directorial debut of Korean actress Jo Eun-ji, Perhaps Love (2021), starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Kim Hee-won, and Moo Jin-sung. This romantic comedy follows an ex-bestselling author struggling with a seven-year creative slump, an estranged relationship with his ex-wife, and a mundane teaching job. One day, his world is turned upside down after a confession from one of his students prompts him to re-evaluate his life choices. Audiences are invited to attend a virtual after-screening talk with the director.

Other highlights of the showcase include Architecture 101 (2012), a heartfelt story about reunion, family, and love; Romang (2019), a bittersweet tale about ageing, quiet devotion, and a couple’s final journey; and the classic Christmas in August (1998), followed by a masterclass on romance led by director Hur Jin-ho, exploring the genre of romance.

The full screening programme is available on the Hong Kong Arts Centre’s website. Tickets are now available via official partner popticket.hk. Film enthusiasts are encouraged to opt for the ticket package, which includes tickets to all eight films in the programme!

“The Look of Love: Korean Romance Film Showcase”

When: 27 October–12 November

Where: Louis Koo Cinema, Upper Basement Level, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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