Enthusiasts say movie ‘A Family’ imperative to Korean festival, society

Some Nigerian movie enthusiasts have lauded a movie “A Family’’ released by the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria (KCCN) to celebrate the Korea’s Chuseok festival.

This is contained in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by the Director of KCCN, Mr Kim Chang-ki.

Chuseok, also known as Hangawi, is a major mid-autumn harvest festival celebrated in South Korea on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.

According to Chang-ki, the movie is a drama genre movie which is in line with the most prominent theme of Korean Chuseok-Family.

“The screening had over 30 people in attendance including 12 Korea.net honorary reporters, Nigerians and other Korean culture enthusiasts in the country.

“Chuseok is relevant to Koreans as a family oriented society and why these activities are being held,” KCCN director said

He noted many Nigerians who attended the screening had various opinions about the movie and its representation of the family-oriented celebration of Chuseok.

Also, Seye Adekoya, a Hallyu Creator, described the movie as touching and interesting which had an unexpected ending.

She thanked the KCCN for the opportunity and looked forward to more events in the future.

Nsikak Emmanuel Ekere, an honorary reporter with korea.net expressed delight at the movie, stating that the display of a family with difficult, sad, and even happy moments was admirable.

“It shows the regular dynamics within any family and definitely explains the meaning of celebrating Chuseok with family members.”

Meanwhile, Halima Jibrin, a new member of the Hallyu Creators Group, also expressed delight at the family-oriented movie that showed how important the existence of a family imperative to the Korean society.

MacWhitney Myles, a K-movie enthusiast said, ” I enjoyed the movie even though it was very sad

He said that the movie was inspired by the ability of the family to come through for each other in times of need.

Other movie enthusiasts, Justin Achebe, Obi Chidalu and Blessed Omogbai all expressed their love for the movie especially the responsibilities of every father in a family.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria