A good film festival gives attendees a little of everything, and that's certainly the case at the returning Korean Film Festival in Australia. For its ninth year, the touring event jumps from the warmth of opening night's Little Forest, to the thrills of Golden Slumber, to the drama of Champion. The first tells the kind-hearted tale of a woman leaving city life behind to head back to her small home town, the second serves up a Korean take on media sensationalism, and the third is about a former top-notch arm wrestler.
They're three of the four titles on the lineup for 2018's Brisbane leg of the festival, which comes to the Elizabeth Picture Theatre on Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16. And while it's a smaller run than the fest's longer programs down south, it's all about quality over quantity.
Closing out KOFFIA's Queensland stay is What a Man Wants, giving the fest its slice a comedy. Relationship woes spark both tension and laughs as a womaniser is forced to cope with losing his wife — all while employing a new housekeeper, who happens to be the new object of his unhappily married brother-in-law's affections.