Special viewing of award –winning films marks the end of the South Korean cultural event
Kuwait City, Kuwait –28 December 2019: Following the recent cultural festivals hosted by Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, audiences were enamored by the award-winning performances and direction showcased in the films, ‘Little Forest’ and ‘Extreme Job’. The week-long tribute to Korean cinema marked the end of the event that witnessed several celebratory activities during July and November this year.
As part of the 100 year anniversary of Korean films, the special viewing at its xx theatre was held in the presence of H.E South Korean Ambassador to the country, Hong Youngki and among keen moviegoers. The popular 2019 South Korean drama and action comedy films gained international and national recognition for ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Top 10 Films’ by leading awarding organisations.
The first and second part of the Cultural Festival included an exhibition on Korea’s traditional costumes, a make-up station with Korean cosmetics and hair stations, a jewellery station followed by a preliminary musical contest to narrate the country’s heritage. In collaboration with the Korean Embassy in Kuwait, traditional Korean visual artist Ms. Lee Hyan also displayed her unique works on the country’s culture and significant attributes during an art exhibition entitled 'The Beauty of Korea'. More significantly, the event commemorated 40 years of strong and successful diplomatic ties between the Republic of Korea and the State of Kuwait.
Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is one the many projects developed by the Amiri Diwan to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and promote critical, creative, and interpretive thinking within Kuwaiti society through world-class exhibitions and educational public programmes.