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Toronto Korean Film Festival Brings Kimchi Chronicles to the Big Screen

2012/05/07 Source

Explore Korean food culture with Hugh Jackman and Heather Graham

Toronto - On May 26Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF) will screen Kimchi Chronicles as its last free screening before the actual festival in June.Kimchi Chronicles is a PBS food program dedicated to Korean food culture. For those who often visit Korean restaurants, Kimchi Chronicle will walks you through the history and the making processes of all your favorite Korean food: Kimchi, Bibimbap, Korean BBQ, and many more. If you are new to Korean food culture, don't worry. the half American, half Korean host Marja Vongerrichten, and her husband who is a renowned French chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, will unravel this fascinating aspect of Korean culture step by step. 

For food lovers of all kinds, Kimchi Chronicle is not the film to miss.Together with
guest stars like Hugh Jackman (X-Men), Marja will demonstrate some simple cookings of Korean food in her kitchen. These dishes are surprisingly easy to make and delicious---you can certainly impress your family and friends after following Marja's demonstrations. Ever wonder what will happen when a French chef meets Korean food? Do not miss the part where Jean-Georges make some mouthwatering Korean dishes. Of course, he will compare these two food cultures as he cooks, providing full depth and background about the dishes. Kimchi Chronicles manages to present the most authentic Korean food experience as well as a multicultural perspective.

Marja will also embark on a journey to South Korea with Heather Graham (Boogie Nights). Having spent only a small portion of her childhood in Korea, this journey is full of new discoveries for Marja. Their travelogue reveals both the traditional and the modern sides of Korea. For many non-Koreans, Kimchi Chronicles can be their Korean culture 101.

On June 1 during the Dano Festival, Toronto Korean Film Festival will screen "The Host", which is directed by Joon-ho Bong (Memories of Murder). The outdoorscreening will be held at Christie Pits Park after sundown. TKFF will prepare other film related activities at the booth along with the festival information.   

About Toronto Korean Film Festival(TKFF)

TKFF is a cultural organization that aims to present an authentic Korean cinematic experience to the audience of Toronto. TKFF's projects include a monthly free screening series: the Korean Directors Retrospective and an annual film festival. This year, the first ever TKFF will be held at Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto) from June 22 to July 1. This year's 14 screenings will feature a broad spectrum of Korean films that ranges from commercial blockbusters to short/independent films. TKFF full pass ($65) and four-pack ($35) will be sold at the May 26 press conference and at the Dano festival.

Kimchi Chronicles trailer

"The Host" trailer


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