Film & TV

So the rumours were true. Okja will be screened at a Curzon cinema, but unless you are a night owl or don’t have a daytime job you will have to take out a Netflix subscription and watch it on your TV. Okja Director: Bong Joon Ho Length: 131 min Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, An Seo […]

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5th LKFF 2017 Teaser: Lee Soo-yeon’s Bluebeard

by Events Editor 19 June 2017
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The next teaser for the London Korean Film Festival is a psychological thriller set in Hwaseong, site of a real-life string of serial killings from 1986 to 1991: Bluebeard (해빙) Director: Lee Soo-yeon, 2017, 117 mins Regent Street Cinema, 10 July 2017, 7:30pm Book tickets: www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bluebeard/ South Korea has become known for its gripping thrillers featuring […]

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Event news: the 4th LKFF Teaser is Han Jae-rim’s The King

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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After the gentle comedy that was Queen of Walking, it looks like the tempo will be picked up with the fourth LKFF teaser screening. Shame that it clashes with the conversation with Mike Breen about his new book… The King (더 킹) Director: Han Jae-rim (2016, 134 mins) Starring: Cho In-sung, Jung Woo-sung, Bae Seong-woo, […]

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Documentary screening: My Brothers and Sisters in the North

by Events Editor 13 May 2017
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I was unable to post about this earlier as I was travelling in Korea, but this documentary made by a South Korean / German film-maker is still screening near Russell Square, until 17 May: My Brothers and Sisters in the North Dir: Sung-Hyung Cho Germany / 2016 / 109min Bertha DocHouse Screen | Curzon Bloomsbury | The […]

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Event news: Baek Seung-hwa’s Queen of Walking is the 3rd LKFF Teaser

by Events Editor 30 April 2017
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The LKFF Teasers this year are showing the wide range of film genres in contemporary Korean cinema. This month, a comedy. Queen of Walking (걷기왕) Director: Baek Seung-Hwa Cast: Shim Eun-Kyung, Park Joo-Hee 2016, 93 mins 7pm, Monday 22 May, Regent Street Cinema | Book here Hailed as one of the funniest Korean comedies of […]

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Event news: Short films by UK based Korean directors

by Events Editor 23 April 2017
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All sorts of good things seem to happen at the Deptford Cinema. Don’t forget the screening of the Sewol documentary on Tuesday and The Journals of Musan on Wednesday, but tomorrow night, there’s this: Short films by UK based Korean directors Deptford Cinema | 39 Deptford Broadway | London SE8 4PQ | deptfordcinema.org Monday, April 24, 2017, […]

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Event news: Channel 4 documentary + discussion — North Korea’s Reality TV Stars

by Events Editor 17 April 2017
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This Wednesday’s talk at the Frontline Club, originally billed as focusing on the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, will now be an opportunity to preview and discuss the Channel 4 Unreported World documentary on the subject of the South Korean TV panel show starring North Korean migrants – “Now on My Way to Meet You” (이제 […]

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A reminder of Sewol 3rd anniversary events

by Events Editor 13 April 2017
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The Sewol ferry disaster took place three years ago, 16 April 2014. There are three ways you can mark the sad anniversary in London: The regular monthly silent protest will be held at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery, Easter Saturday, 2-4pm. The Remembering Sewol UK group has been holding this […]

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Korean Film Nights April – June 2017: On Foreign Ground

by Events Editor 10 April 2017
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The second season of films at the KCC this year has been curated by students from the Film Studies Programming and Curation MA programme at the National Film and Television School. The season is entitled On Foreign Ground: Visions of Migration, and focuses on stories of immigration in South Korean cinema, a theme that was […]

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Event news: Lee Eon-hee’s Missing is the 2nd LKFF Teaser

by Events Editor 30 March 2017
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Lee Eon-hee’s Missing is the second LKFF Teaser screening this year. Paul Quinn is enthusastic. Missing (미씽: 사라진 여자) 10 April 2017, 6:30pm Picturehouse Central Book tickets UK Premiere Director E Oni’s stylish thriller utilises powerful performances from her lead actresses to address a variety of topical issues affecting two women at very different ends […]

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Free screening: SEWOL documentary

by Events Editor 30 March 2017
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Three years ago on 16 April, the Sewol ferry sank and 304 passengers died. As one of the events to mark this sad anniversary, there’s another chance to watch the documentary by Ok-Hee Jeong, which was screened at Birkbeck in January. Details: 8 April 2017 at 14:00–16:00 Venue: Room B20, Birkbeck University of London main […]

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Event news: Fatal Intuition is the final movie in the K-horror series

by Events Editor 16 March 2017
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Colette Balmain’s season of horror movies and thrillers comes to an end on 23 March with Yun Jun-Hyeong’s Fatal Intuition. Colette will be giving an introduction. Fatal Intuition (그 놈이다) Director: Yun Jun-Hyeong, 2015 (109 mins) 23 March 2017, 7pm @KCCUK, Book here Synopsis Jang-woo (Joo Won) lives with his teenager sister, Eun-ji (Ryoo Hye-Young), […]

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Event news: Lee Hyun-ju’s Our Love Story screens at BFI Flare

by Events Editor 14 March 2017
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Coming up this week at BFI Flare, London’s LGBT film festival. It is expected that the director will make an appearance at one of the screenings. Our Love Story (연애담) Director Lee Hyun-ju (2016) Producer Kim Bo-ra With Lee Sang-hee, Ryu Sun-young South Korea 99min Friday 17 March 2017 14:00 NFT3 Buy tickets Saturday 18 March […]

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Event news: Zhang Lu’s A Quiet Dream is the first LKFF teaser screening

by Events Editor 13 March 2017
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Zhang Lu’s elusive Love And… was the brave choice to close the 2015 London Korean Film Festival. His latest feature is the first of the festival’s 2017 “teaser” screenings. A Quiet Dream (춘몽) Director Zhang Lu, 2016, 101 mins Cast: Han Yeri, Yang Ik-june, Park Jung-bum, Yoon Jong-bin Monday 20 March 2017, 7:30pm Regent Street […]

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Event news: Mourning Grave is the fifth in the K-Horror series

by Events Editor 13 March 2017
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The penultimate screening in the current K-Horror season will be introduced by Anton Bitel. Mourning Grave (소녀괴담) Director: Oh In-chun, 2014, 90mins 16 March 2017, 7pm @ KCCUK | Book here The directorial debut of Oh In-chun, Mourning Grave is a contemporary reinvention of the traditional Korean ghost story that is as much a romantic […]

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Free Lunchtime Screening of ‘Kung Fu Grandma’

by Events Editor 8 March 2017
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Notice of a free screening of Jeong-One Park’s documentary: Kung Fu Grandma Director / Editor / Cinematographer: Jeong-One Park 27 minutes 15 March at 12:15–13:15 Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square Hosted by Birkbeck International Documentary Society Synopsis Korogocho, Kenya. A slum district of acute poverty and violence. In recent years, the settlement’s older women have […]

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Event news: The Apology screens at Human Rights Watch film festival

by Events Editor 6 March 2017
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Human Rights Watch film festival will be screening The Apology, a documentary on the subject of women forced into sexual slavery in WWII. There will be two opportunities to see the film, both followed by a Q+A session with director Tiffany Hsiung. The Apology (2016) UK Premiere, with Q+A with Director Tiffany Hsiung Wednesday 15 […]

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