Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles, or KOFFLA, kicks off today.
Hosted by festival spokesperson and actor John Cho (Flash Forward) and famed Korean director Chung Chang-Wha, the festival kicks off with an opening party tonight featuring a screening of the much anticipated film Le Grand Chef 2, a sequel to the wildly successful Korean film Le Grand Chef, at the historic Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Stars of Le Grand Chef 2, Korean actors Kim Jeong-eun (Lovers in Paris) and Jin Goo (of the Korean thriller Mother, out in theaters soon), are expected to attend the red carpet gala.
The festival continues throughout the weekend with more than 60 feature and short films by established and emerging Korean filmmakers from around the world. Other important events include a master class at the AFI Conservatory with cinematographer Kim Hyung-ku (The Host, Memories of Murder), Actorfest KOFFLA tailored specifically for Asian and Asian American actors (Saturday), and a retrospective of world-renowned Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan (Crying Fist, The City of Violence, Arahan).
KOFFLA is organized by the Korean Cinematheque and sponsored by Korean governmental entities including the Korean Cultural Center, Korean Film Council and Korean Tourism Organization.
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