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At the Movies This Week - Seoul


 
DATE: Week of Thursday 13 August 2020
TIME: Varies - check with your neighbourhood theatre or call 02-1330
COST: Usually W8,000 Adults and W6,500 Students / Early morning (first screening) W4, 000 for both Adults and Students
VENUE: The venues for each film are listed in the section below the descriptions

The following films are playing in Seoul (see also BusanDaegu and Daejeon screenings). Note that the end date we give can change, so we suggest that you call 02-1330 to confirm the times before you head out. You may also want to have them check to ensure there are seats available as most people book online in advance, an option that is not available to non-Koreans in most of the theatres (a Korean citizen ID is usually required).

Aladin (알라딘) - English with Korean Subtitles
Adventure/Family/Fantasy.  Directed by Guy Ritchie. A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott.
SCREENING START: 22 July
VENUES: See list of venues below

Animal Crackers (애니멀 크래커) - English with Korean Subtitles*
Animation/Adventure/Comedy.  Directed by Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava.  A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington. Stars: Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, John Krasinski.
SCREENING START: 05 August (Original release 2017)
VENUES: See list of venues below
*Note that animated fillms are often dubbed in Korean.

Cinema Paradiso (시네마천국 / Original title: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) - Italian with Korean Subtitles
Drama.  Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.  A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist. Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili.
SCREENING START: 05 August
VENUES: See list of venues below

Detention (반교: 디텐션 / Original title:  fǎn xiào) - Mandarin with Korean Subtitles
Horror.  Directed by John Hsue.  Taiwanese supernatural psychological horror film, based on the popular horror video game of same name developed by Red Candle Games from Taiwan. Set in 1962 during Taiwan's White Terror period, a boy and a girl are trapped alone at their hillside high school at midnight. While trying to escape and find their missing teacher, they encounter ghosts and the dark truth of their fate in the times of martial law. Stars: Gingle Wang, Fu Meng-po, Tseng Ching-hua.
SCREENING START: 12 August
VENUES: See list of venues below

Ella Bella Bingo (엘라 벨라 빙고: 친구 찾기 대작전 / Original title: Elleville Elfri) - Norwegian / English with Korean Subtitles**
Animation.  Directed by Atle Solberg Blakseth, Frank Mosvold.  Ella Bella Bingo (Elleville Elfrid) and Henry are best friends, but one day a new boy moves into the neighborhood and everything changes. Stars: Cherokee Rose Castro, Gard B. Eidsvold, Jack Fisher.
SCREENING START: 12 August
VENUES: See list of venues below
**Note that animated films are usually dubbed in Korean.

Happy Little Submarine: Space Pals (빅샤크3:젤리몬스터대소동) - Mandarin with Korean Subtitles**
Animation/Family.  Directed by Shen Yu.  Under the leadership of the Professor Penguin and the Mayor Seal, the submarine society accepted the idea that aliens do harm to the mankind. The small submarine Olly accidentally encountered the small alien WUGU who came to the earth but lost contact with his parents. Gradually Olly found that aliens are actually very friendly. In order to help WUGU find its parents, Olly and Beth overcome various obstacles and successfully sent it back home.
SCREENING START: 29 July
VENUES: See list of venues below
**Note that animated films are usually dubbed in Korean.

Inception (인셉션) - English with Korean Subtitles
Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi.  Directed by Christopher Nolan. A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page.
SCREENING START: 12 August (Original release 2010)
VENUES: See list of venues below

In the Tracks of Alexandre Desplat (셰이프 오브 뮤직: 알렉상드르 데스플라 / Original title: Alexandre Desplat à notre portée) - French with Korean Subtitles
Documentary.  Directed by Pascale Cuenot.  Alexandre Desplat is one of the most famous film music composer of today. Innovative artist with a singular expression, he is the successor of french masters of film music: Georges Delerue, Antoine Duhamel, Maurice Jarre. Writing music for films gather his two passions: music and cinema. Between working sessions, confidences, films and personnal archives, Alexandre Desplat offers, through this documentary, a great record on the creative process and today’s cinema. Stars: Alexandre Desplat, Wes Anderson, Jacques Audiard.
SCREENING START: 13 August (Original release 2014)
VENUES: See list of venues below

Onward (온워드 단 하루의 기적) - English with Korean Subtitles**
Animation/Adventure/Comedy.  Directed by Dan Scanlon.  Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day. Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
VENUES: See list of venues below
**Note that animated films are usually dubbed in Korean

The Last Wish (작은 소망 / Original title: Wei Da De Yuan Wang) - Mandarin with Korean Subtitles
Drama.  Directed by Yu-sheng Tian.  A high school student suffering from muscular dystrophy is told that he does not have much time left. He is determined to complete a wish before dying: becoming a real man. When his two good friends, Xu Hao and Zhang Zheng Yang hear of this news, they spare no effort for their good friend's last dying wish. Stars: Yuchang Peng, Talu Wang, Daxun Wei 
SCREENING START: 13 August
VENUES: See list of venues below

The Stolen Princess (더 프린세스: 도둑맞은 공주 / Original title: Vykradena pryntsesa: Ruslan i Lyudmyla) - Russian with Korean  Subtitles**
Animation/Comedy/Family.  Directed by Oleh Malamuzh. A story from the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and evil sorcerers. Ruslan, an artist who dreams of becoming a knight, meets and falls in love with the beautiful Mila, without realizing that she is the King's daughter. Stars: Nadezhda Dorofeeva, Aleksey Zavgorodniy, Yevhen Malukha.
SCREENING START: 12 August (Original release 2018)
VENUES: See list of venues below
**Note that animated films are usually dubbed in Korean.

Water Lilies (워터 릴리스) / Original title: Naissance des pieuvres) - French with Korean Subtitles
Drama/Romance.  Directed by Céline Sciamma.  After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another. Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel.
SCREENING START: 13 August (Original release 2007)
VENUES: See list of venues below

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS non-English language films usually with Korean subtitles
You can find information about Korean films on this Korean Films website. There is also a Korean Films app you can download.   


MOVIE THEATRES where above listed films can be seen*
(links to the theatre websites can be found on the K4E Movie Theatres information page) 
*NB:You will want to check via 02-1330 to see if the movie is still showing at the listed theatres - especially those films that have been around for a while. 

TITLE: Aladdin
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Animal Crackers
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Cinema Paradiso
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Detention
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Ella Bella Bingo
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Happy Little Submarine: Space Pals
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Inception
* Kangnamgu- Megabox Coex, CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, Lotte Cinema Broadway, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, Lotte Cinema City, Megabox City, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, Lotte Cinema Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- Megabox Sooyu, CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  Lotte Cinema Kimpo Airport, Megabox Hwagok,
Lotte Cinema Gayang, CGV Deungchon, Megabox Magok
* Kwanakgu-  Lotte Cinema Shinrim, Lotte Cinema Seoul National Uni.
* Kwangjingu- Lotte Cinema Konkuk University, CGV Kangbyeon, 
CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim, Lotte Cinema Shindorim
* Geumcheongu- Lotte Cinema Gasan Digital, Lotte Cinema Doksan
* Nowongu- Lotte Cinema Nowon, CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae, Lotte Cinema Suraksan
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ., Lotte Cinema Hapjeong, Lotte Cinema Hongik University, Lotte Cinema Nurikkum, Megabox World Cup Stadium, Megabox Hongdae
* Seodaemoongu- Megabox Shinchon, CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seochogu-  Megabox Kangnam, Megabox Central
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri, Megabox Seongsu
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa, Lotte World Tower,
Megabox Songpa Park Habio
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong, Megabox Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan, Lotte Cinema Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- Megabox Eunpyeong, CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro, Seoul Cinema
* Joonggu- Lotte Cinema Avenuel, Megabox Dongdaemoon, CGV Myungdong, Daehan Cinema, CGV Myeongdong St., Lotte Cinema Hwanghak
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, Lotte Cinema Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido
* Dongdaemoongu- Lotte Cinema Jangan, Lotte Cinema Chungryangri

TITLE: In the Tracks of Alexandre Desplat
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Onward
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: The Last Wish
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: The Stolen Princess
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido

TITLE: Water Lilies
* Kangnamgu- CGV Cheongdam Cinecity, CGV Kangnam, CGV Apgujeong, CGV Apgujeong Cine de Chef
* Kangdonggu- CGV Kangdong, CGV Cheonho
* Kangbookgu- CGV Mia
* Kangseogu-  CGV Deungchon
* Kwangjingu- CGV Kangbyeon, CGV Kunja
* Kurogu-  CGV Kuro, CGV Prime Shindorim
* Nowongu- CGV Joonggae, CGV Hagae
* Mapogu- CGV Sangam, CGV Hongik Univ.
* Seodaemoongu- CGV Sinchon Artreon
* Seongdonggu- CGV Wangshimri
* Seongbookgu- CGV Seongshin Women’s Uni.
* Songpagu-  CGV Songpa
* Yangcheongu- CGV Mokdong
* Yongsangu-  CGV Yongsan
* Eunpyonggu- CGV Bulkwang
* Jongrogu-  CGV Daehakro
* Joonggu- CGV Myungdong, CGV Myeongdong St.
* Yeongdeungpogu- CGV Yeongdeungpo, CGV Yeouido
 

 

NEW MOVIES are usually (but not always) released on Thursday in Korea and changes to the schedule can be made at any time .

K4E Notes: Most people in Korea book their tickets online and so there are often no seats (or very few) left if you go directly to the theatre. Unfortunately, anyone who is not a Korean citizen may be unable to book tickets online because a Korean ID number is required by most sites.

KOREAN MOVIES WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES*
You'll want to check that the screening you're going to see has English subtitles - Theatres usually only show the version with English subtitles at specific times - often at 'off-hours' (11AM, 11PM, Midnight or after, etc). The subtitled screenings are often of shorter duration than the Korean-only ones, with some pulled after only a few days. 
*If there is no listing, we've not received information on screenings with English subtitles. Do let us know if you are aware of any.

Anyone who has additional information on current or upcoming movies and where they are playing, please contact k4e at events@korea4expats.com

Info Source: many of the descriptions above are from www.imdb.com


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