Reciprocal 2024: Asian Film Archive (AFA) x Korean Film Archive (KOFA)

  • July 5, 2024 | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre
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RECIPROCAL is the Asian Film Archive (AFA)’s annual collaborative film programme that spotlights the archival collections of AFA and a partnering archive. Inspired by and responding to the resonance of each other’s featured collections, the curated line-up explores the creative intersections and juxtapositions between the preserved national, regional, and international film and moving image, offering perspectives on archival issues and concerns confronting contemporary archivists.

In the 2024 edition of RECIPROCAL, the Asian Film Archive (AFA) and the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) delve into the theme of voyages through cinematic storytelling. Six selected films from each archive’s extensive collection embark on different kinds of journeys from the tangible trails of physical expeditions, the intricate paths of cultural exploration, and profound personal discovery. 

Reciprocal 2024 will run from 5 – 21 July 2024 at Oldham Theatre. There will be an online talk with AFA’s Senior Archivist Tee Pao and KOFA programmer Young Jin Eric Choi about the programme on Thursday, 11 July, 7pm (SGT). 

Titles are listed according to chronological year of release

Korean Film Archive

Mist 안개 (1967, Kim Soo-Yong)
The Last Witness 최후의 증인 (1980, Lee Doo-Yong)
The Man With Three Coffins 나그네는 길에서도 쉬지 않는다 (1987, Lee Jang-Ho)
Sopyonje 서편제 (1993, Im Kwon-Taek)
Failan 파이란 (2001, Song Hae-Sung)
Waikiki Brothers 와이키키 브라더스 (2001, Yim Soon-Rye)

Asian Film Archive

The Passing of Sultan Mahmood Sultan Mahmood Mangkat Di-julang (1961, K.M. Basker)
The Road Less Travelled 轨道 (1997, Lim Suat Yen)
Death on a Full Moon Day Pura Handa Kaluwara (1997, Prasanna Vithanage)
Pinoy Sunday 台北星期天 (2009, Wi Ding-Ho)
The Carousel Never Stops Turning Mobil Bekas dan Kisah-kisah Dalam Putaran (2017, Ismail Basbeth)
Ramen Teh 情牵拉面茶 (2018, Eric Khoo)


About the Korean Film Archive

Established in 1974, the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) is the national film archive of the Republic of Korea and an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. A member of FIAF and SEAPAVAA, KOFA’s primary mission is to ensure the safe preservation of Korean cinema and to make its collection accessible through curated theatrical screenings, home video releases, online streaming platforms, museum exhibitions, and book publications. Information about the KOFA collection can be accessed through its online database KMDb.

Website: / YouTube: @KoreanFilm / Twitter: @film_archive / Instagram: @koreanfilmarchive

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