Director: Kim Hyun-joo
Cast: Kim Seo-young, Lee Ha-nee, Kwon Yul
Cert U, 80mins, 2016
Thirteen-year-old Hyunjuli has been cast in the very uninspiring role of a tree in a traditional children’s musical about to be staged at Changdeok Palace. A shy and dreamy girl, she nevertheless dreams of the spotlight and feels ridiculous standing at the back of the chorus. Hyunjuli finally gets to take centre stage during the dress rehearsal, when she’s sucked into a fantasy world after picking up a tag dropped by a run-away Rat God who was also looking to escape relative obscurity. Finding herself trapped in the Moonlight Palace, Hyunjuli must uncover the conspiracy led by the mysterious Lady Blossom and find a way to get home again whilst also helping her new friend Mr. Squirrel to do the same in this beautifully animated fantasy adventure from first-time director Kim Hyun-joo.
Phoenix, 28 Oct 2017 12:00 pm
Director: Park Jung-oh
Cast: An Yeongmi, Lee So-eun, Kim Min-jung
Cert U, 72mins, 2018
Franky and Friends are back for another exciting adventure in the Fairytale Kingdom! Teaching kids the perils of wastefulness, this big screen version of the popular TV cartoon follows Franky and Friends on an adventure to save the Tree of Life after he and the two buddies he lives with, Kwon and Pong, create havoc by asking for more food than they can eat. Trying to ensure they get more of Doo’s delicious cooking, they’ve been secretly burying the leftovers in the forest but get a shock when strange mushrooms start growing outside causing the local insects to increase to giant size and eat all the food in sight. Franky might be about to starve if he can’t defeat the evil witch who wants to harness the Tree of Life for her own ends! Charming, family-friendly fun.
Phoenix, 04 Nov 2017 12:00 pm