Monday, September 10, 2012

The Embassyline


The Brazilian Embassy in Seoul and the Brazilian Cultural Center of Seoul National University will present six films from Brazil on Sept. 15 and 16 at the Raemian Gallery in downtown Seoul.

The opening film will be “Bossa Nova,” a romantic comedy set in Rio de Janeiro. The film depicts different couples in search for love, presented with the scenic landscape of the city and bossa nova music.

Other films include “The Year my Parents Went on Vacation,” “Elite Squad,” “Cinema, Aspirin and Vultures,” “Antonia” and “Behind the Sun.”

This is the second film screening by the embassy, and is to celebrate the 50th year of the Korean immigration to Brazil. The first Koreans arrived in Brazil in 1962. They were mostly agricultural immigrants, but very few settled in farm.

Film screening is free, but reservation is required. For reservation and more information about the films, call 02-880-4283 or visit the website

Brazil’s Independence Day: Brazilian Ambassador Edmundo Sussumu Fujita speaks during a reception celebrating Brazil’s Independence on Friday at his Seoul residence./ Korea Times photo by Kim Se-jeong

El Salvador

Painting exhibition: El Salvadoran Ambassador Hector Gonzalez Urrutia, left, and his wife Ana Maria, second from right, pose for a photo during the opening of the exhibition “Woven Identities” at the Art Space Loo in Seoul, Aug. 28. The exhibition featuring El Salvadoran painter Nicolas Shi runs until Sept. 14./ Courtesy of the El Salvadoran Embassy

Investment seminar: Ambassadors of the Pacific Alliance countries pose for a photo after an investment seminar at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Aug. 30. The Pacific Alliance formed on June 6 this year consists of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. From left are Kim Dae-yoo, chairman of the Latin America Committee of the Korean Federation of Industries; Eduardo Castaneda, charge d’affaires of the Peruvian Embassy in Seoul; Hernan Brantes, ambassador of Chile; Jaime Alberto Cabal, ambassador of Colombia; Martha Ortiz, ambassador of Mexico; Yoshihisa Ueda, representative for Asia at the Inter-American Development Bank; and Rafael Salaza, ambassador of Guatemala and the dean of the Latin American and Caribbean Group known as GRULAC. / Courtesy of the Colombian Embassy

KF Cultural Center’s 7th anniversary concert: German diplomats Ulrike Lebender, left, and Johannes Regenbrecht, right, perform during the Korea Foundation’s seventh anniversary gallery concert last Monday, Seoul. At center is pianist Park Jong-hwa. / Courtesy of Korea Foundation Cultural Center

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