In partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Google Korea, the Korean Film Archives has made 70 historic films with English subtitles available on YouTube. The channel is called the Korean Classic Film Theater and features films from 1940s to 1990s.

I have only heard of many of these films, but to be able to watch them for free in the convenience of my own computer is great. The Korean Classic Film Theater is just one of the many interesting projects that the Archives undertakes to preserve, document and disseminate Korean film. The organization is located in Sangam-dong, Mapo and has a branch facility in Busan. The Seoul facility is equipped with three theaters that regularly screen noteworthy films for free. The calendar of screenings and events is helpful.

The facility also includes a library with all films released in Korea available for individual/group viewing; magazines, journals, scenarios and other film paraphernalia also are available. Lastly, a film history museum and a cafe also can be found inside the archives building.

Korean Film Archives

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