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Making Films My Way: In Conversation with Director Kang Je-gyu
Date: 3 October 2013 

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Making Films My Way: In Conversation with Director Kang Je-gyu

Date: 3 October 2013 (Thursday)

Film Screening of My Way 《登陸之日》 (2011)
(Korean with English subtitles)

Room 201, Main Building, HKU / 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Q&A with Director Kang Je-gyu (Korean/English)
Convocation Room, Main Building, HKU / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moderator: Dr Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park (Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU)

Korean refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm outside the Convocation Room.

Registration link:

Presented by the Korean Studies Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

This event is held with the support of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, HKU, the Faculty of Arts, HKU, the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, the University of Macau, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong.

Kang Je-gyu (姜帝圭) is the director of South Korea’s first ever blockbuster Shiri《生死諜變》which broke all records upon its release in 1999. It was seen by over 6.5 million people, 2 million more than previous record holder Titanic. It gave a welcome boost to the Korean film industry and challenged Hollywood’s domination of the Asian film market. Kang followed this success in 2004 with another record-breaking film, Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War《太極旗飄揚》. The film made its director a member of the exclusive 10 million admissions club. His most recent film, My Way《登陸之日》, is a sweeping historical epic centering on a Korean marathon runner in Japanese-occupied Korea who is conscripted into the Japanese Imperial Army, made a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union, and eventually caught up in the Allied Invasion of Normandy in 1944 fighting for the Germans.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet one of South Korea’s foremost directors. Kang Je-gyu will talk about his award-winning work and the future of Korean cinema.


For enquiries, please contact Mr Cyrus Chan ( / 39174984)

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