Inauguration of the Korean film festival – The Hindu

Tamil Nadu and South Korea share a good relationship, says industry minister

Tamil Nadu and South Korea share a good relationship, says industry minister

The expansion of South Korean businesses and industries in the state is testimony to why Tamil Nadu presents an ideal environment for industry, culture, tourism and livelihoods, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. Industries Thangam Thennarasu, during the inauguration of the Korean Film Festival 2022. The film festival is organized by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation.

Delivering the inaugural speech, the minister explained how Tamil Nadu and South Korea share a beautiful relationship dating back 2,000 years when a Tamil princess married a South Korean king.

“Tamil Nadu currently has one of the largest communities of Korean expatriates in the country. It is an honor to also be part of the ongoing K-wave movement that has created such a significant impact on the music industry. , film and television across the world,” he said, speaking about the interest of young people in the state in K-pop, K-Dramas and movies. Highlighting the commonalities between Tamil Nadu and South Korea, he hopes shared business, economic and cultural growth will continue.

Young-Seup Kwon, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai, said that over the past two years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of K-pop and K-Dramas, as well as interest in Korean cosmetics, fashion and culture. whole world.

“Besides young fans, we have also seen people of all ages become fans of K-Dramas as well as movies. I hope this will continue and would like to encourage young students to also learn the Korean language and explore the opportunities to South Korea to continue their studies there,” he said.

While talking about the growing trade relationship between South Korea and Tamil Nadu, Mr. Young-Seup Kwon also said that he hopes for a direct flight between South Korea and Tamil Nadu soon so that people from there can experience the beauty of Tamil Nadu and all it has to offer.

Actor Poornima Bhagyaraj and B. Ramakrishnan, Vice President of ICAF also spoke at the inauguration.

The 2015 film Assassination was screened as the festival’s opening film. The festival will continue until June 23 at Rani Seethai Hall.

Gerald R. Schneider