- Korean embassy wraps up 2018 cultural events with film show at Pakistan National Council of Arts
Korean Embassy Wraps Up 2018 Cultural Events With Film Show At Pakistan National Council Of Arts
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Islamabad, in collaboration with the Korea Foundation and the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) hosted a film show here late Friday.
This film show wrapped up a series of the cultural events which the Embassy has organized throughout the year of 2018, with the goal of enhancing awareness among the Pakistani people of the Korean traditional folk performing art, the Korean language, the contemporary popular music, that is K-Pop, Taekwondo and so on.
The film selection for screening of this year, "the Fatal Encounter" is a 2014 Korean movie based on a historical story of politically motivated real-life assassination attempt on KingJeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Korea's Joseon dynasty.
At the age of 10, Jeongjo witnessed the execution of his father through a royal decree ordered by his grandfather, then King Yeongjo. In 1777, the second year of his reign, King Jeongjo was consistently under death threats from his political enemies and finally survived several assassination attempts.
The Embassy hoped that the audience will have a taste of a part of the long history and culture of Korea, especially in the royal court, sometimes full of thrilling conspiracy of life or death through the Korean historical film.