Having now enjoyed three of Song Il-gon’s films this month, we now reach the KCC’s 100th screening, Song Il-gon’s Always, followed by Q & A with the director himself. At the Apollo Piccadilly, this evening at 6:30pm.
Song Il-gon: Always (오직 그대만) (2011)
Starring: So Ji-sub, Han Hyo-joo
Running Time: 105 min. (ENG Subs)
Screening Date: 6:30 pm, April 26, 2012
Theatre: Apollo Cinemas (Piccadilly)
Director and Script-writer SONG Il-Gon is one of those filmmakers that you’ve probably heard of but whose work almost certainly never seen. Born in 1971, Song studied Fine Arts in Seoul before relocating to Poland to train at their National Film Academy in Lodz. After creating award-winning short films Song moved on to full features. In the last decade he created 6 films as well as other smaller projects, all of which makes him one of the most prolific Directors of his generation. He was also the first Korean Director to receive an award from Cannes and has also proved popular at Festivals in Venice, Busan, Tokyo and Melbourne to name but a few.
Always opened the Busan International Film Festival in 2011 and has been presented at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and at the Hawaii International Film Festival. JEON Chanil BIFF programmer stated that “[Always] takes small steps towards the climax without excessive use of words and action. The director also adds to the film through the remarkable visuals and sound design, sensuous but not superficial.”
Chul-min is a man whose life hides a dark past. He works as a delivery man by day and a parking-lot attendant by night. One evening a chance encounter changes his life forever. He meets the partially sighted Jung-hwa whose optimism restores his faith in people and the world. As their friendship blooms Chul-min Seeks ways to finance the surgery that Jung-hwa desperately needs. Fighting for high stakes, can Chul-min’s return to the underworld be a success?
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Celebrate the Korean Film Night’s 100th Screening
26th April 2012, Apollo Cinemas, Piccadilly
With Director Song Il-Gon’s 2011 film ‘Always’ the KCCUK presents its 100th Korean Film Night and after the Q+A we will celebrate this milestone with a small reception.