films – Cinema Akil

KFF: The Fortress [Public Screening]
HWANG Dong-Hyuk
South Korea | PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, War, History | Korean

Free screening. A public presentation part of the Korean Film Festival’s Dubai edition co- presented by the Korea-Arab Society and in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Center. In 1636, the Qing dynasty attacks Joseon. King Injo and his retainers, including Choi Myung-kil and Kim Sang-hun, hide in the mountain fortress city of Namhansanseong. They are isolated from the outside. Meanwhile, Choi Myung-kil insists that they enter into negotiations with the Qing dynasty, but Kim Sang-hun proposes that they keep fighting. 

Nominated for 25 awards and winner of 10 awards including Best Cinematographer at the Asian Film Awards and Netpac Award nominee at the Rotterdam International Festival. Also won Best Film and Best Director at the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards