Korean Film Festival begins in Dhaka

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Korean Film Festival begins in Dhaka

A three-day festival of Korean films was inaugurated on 2 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh by State Minister of Cultural Affairs K M Khalid and the Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun.

Important facts

  • The festival began with the screening of the acclaimed film 'Escape from Mogadishu' directed by Ryu Seung-wan.

  • The film is based on real-life events during the Somali Civil War when the embassies of North and South Korea resorted to humanity and compassion to flee the country.

  • The film was selected as the South Korean entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.

  • The festivities began with a two-minute silence in memory of those killed in Seoul during a recent Halloween event.

  • The five films shown at the festival depict the life and history of Korea and its people.

  • A large number of students and young people came to participate in the film festival enthusiastically. 

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