South Korean ambassador: Cinema transfers nations' cultures



Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 11:04 GMT


Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 11:04 GMT

FILE - Khaled Galal & Korean Ambassador

FILE - Khaled Galal & Korean Ambassador

CAIRO – 17 September 2019: Head of the Cultural Production Affairs Sector, famed Egyptian director Khaled Galal, and South Korean Ambassador to Egypt Yoon Yeocheol inaugurated the Korean Movie Nights on September 15 at Cairo Opera House's Hanager Cinema.

Yeocheol thanked Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem and Galal for the fruitful cooperation between the embassy and the ministry.

"Cinema transfers nations' cultures; it is an effective way of spreading and exchanging cultures," recounted Yeocheol.

The South Korean ambassador added that in 2018 the Korean movies were translated to English only; in 2019, they are translated to Arabic, too.

"The Korean movies that will screen at the K-Nights reflect the Korean life and incidents in old eras," Yeocheol further added.

Director of the Korean Culture Centre in Cairo Yang Sang Keun emphasized the importance of the movie screenings in promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Egypt and Korea.

Yang added that the Korean Culture Centre in Cairo has a year-round program of film screenings at its premises in Dokki, noting that these screenings helped Korean culture fans in Egypt to closely experience the Korean culture and discover the Korean lifestyle.

The K-Movie Nights present a new set of different types of movies. The shows will run over three nights from September to September 17.

The films which include "Little Forest", "Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow" and "Assassination" will be displayed with Arabic subtitles.

The K-Movie Nights will include as well two screenings at Misr Public Library in Port Said, where "Little Forest" will be displayed on September 18 and "Tunnel" will be displayed on September 19.



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