The Korean Film Archive


As commemorating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Korean Film Archive introduces 20 films restored by digital preservation out of 78 movies produced in 1961.

100+ Free South Korean Films

The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 national feature films. The Korean Film Archive or called Korean Federation of Film Archives and KOFA is the sole film archive in South Korea with nationwide coverage. It was founded in Seoul in 1974 as a non-profit organization.
Taboo-violating movies — the reputation for extremity that Korean cinema embeds.
Director of the Korean Film Archive, Kim Hong-joon recommends 10 classic Korean films.

Though the film industry has been suffering a slump lately due to the pandemic, South Korean films have grabbed more international attention than ever before. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019) was met with great praise across the globe, and Youn Yeo-jung, in Minari (Lee Isaac Chung, 2021), showed her remarkable performance to international audiences. However, certainly the fame and success did not come overnight.
7 Korean films from the director Bong Joon-ho

Some of Classic Films Available
The March of Fools (Babodeul-ui haengjin) (1975)
Sopyonje (Seopyeonje) (1993) Restoration Ver
The Sea Knows ( Hyeonhaetaneun Algo Itda) (1961)
The Empty Dream ( Chunmong) (1965)
Aimless Bullet ( Obaltan) (1961) Restoration
Hyperbolae of Youth ( Cheongchunssanggogseon ) (1956)
Confession of an Actress ( Eoneu Yeobaeu-ui Gobaek ) (1967)
School Excursion (Suhag Yeohaeng) (1969)
Under the Sky of Seoul ( Seoul-ui Jibungmit ) (1961) Restoration Version

KOFA YouTube Channel



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