Actor Cha Seung Won and director John Lee arrive this week to attend the Hawaii International Film Festival’s closing-night screening of "Into the Fire" Friday at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres.
The film is based on a true Korean War story, and as this year is the conflict’s 60th anniversary, HIFF has invited 30 Korean War veterans to the screening.
Also appearing at the festival will be actress Soo Ae, who is well known for her roles in films and popular TV series such as "Emperor of the Sea."
For details visit hiff.org or call 792-1577.
THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSES
"I Am Legend"
Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: A couple barges into Go Jin-bae’s law office and starts an argument. Trying to stop the fight, Seol-hee gets between them, but Mr. Go saves her by calling her his office manager. Reluctant about getting a job with Mr. Go, Seol-hee asks Hwa-ja for help.
Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Seol-hee collapses on the street from exhaustion. Tae-hyun and Ji-wook both find out she’s in an emergency room and rush to her side. Tae-hyun tells Ji-wook to stay out Seol-hee’s life so she can start fresh.
Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Sung-jae feels that life is good again. Ha-yong is late for her mother-in-law’s memorial service, causing friction in the family. In-soo and Sun-ok are upset when they find out that Jong-min is working part time instead of studying. Sae-hee goes to Gun-hee’s apartment to take care of him when he’s sick and finds pictures of Ji-yong on Gun-hee’s computer.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Yong-sil feels betrayed by Woo-jin. When Jong-soon tells Sung-jae that Ji-yong is seeing a young man, he tells her that it’s none of her business. Sae-hee tells Gun-hee to end it with Ji-yong before their parents find out and are hurt a second time. Sung-jae asks Ji-yong what Gun-hee means to her. She tells him that Gun-hee’s everything Sung-jae never was. Sae-hee asks Ji-yong to end it with Gun-hee.
"My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox"
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Chapoong gets mad when he finds out about Daewoong being hurt. Daewoong, however, tells Chapoong not to worry. Miho suddenly feels an extreme pain in her heart, then one of her tails disappears. Dongju tells Miho that she has to endure the pain eight more times in order to become human and that the pain will get worse.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Miho decides to leave Daewoong and packs up. Daewoong yells at Hyein and tells her to stay out of Miho’s business. Daewoong calls Miho, worried when it starts to rain. Miho goes to Hyein and tells her the truth about the marble. Hyein tells Miho she needs to do something in return if she wants to ask a favor.
"Life Is Beautiful"
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Min-jae tells Jihye her father had wanted to see her at his deathbed, but she turned him down because Jihye is pregnant. Jihye tells her mom the decision wasn’t for her to make, and storms out. Gyungsu tells Taesep his father said he’s decided to respect his lifestyle.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Minjae calls Jihye’s aunt to tell her to take extra care of Jihye. Jihye’s aunt gives Jihye a letter and picture of her father. Jihye cries when she reads the last letter from her father. Jihye comes back home and feels sudden pain in her stomach.
Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. He can be reached at 521-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.