Film

Last summer it was Kim Seong-hun’s Tunnel that got a UK release even while the movie was still topping the Korean box office. This year the summer blockbuster Battleship Island, released in Korea on 27 July, gets some London screenings just two weeks later, from 11 August. The film raked in $27 million in box […]

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6th LKFF 2017 Teaser: Jang Hoon’s Taxi Driver

by Events Editor 23 July 2017
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How did we manage to squeeze in six teasers this year? Anyway, the latest is possibly one of the most anticipated Korean movies of the year so far. Here’s hoping it lives up to expectation. Taxi Driver (택시 운전사) Director: Jang Hoon, 2017, 137mins Cast: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol UK Premiere […]

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Event news: the final three screenings in the Unwrapping My Korean Cinema series

by Events Editor 21 July 2017
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The second half of the “Patchworks: Unwrapping My Korean Cinema” season of screenings focuses on youth film and in particular the impact that the Ha Gil-jong movie The March of Fools had on film-maker Kim Hong-joon. Kim will be there for a Q+A after his La Vie en Rose, and he will also be giving […]

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An introduction to the July / August season of films at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 15 July 2017
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Kim Hong-joon’s My Korean Cinema, which screened as part of the documentary strand of the 2016 London Korean Film Festival, provides the inspiration and structure for the July / August season of films at the KCC, curated by students from the MA Film Programming and Curating course at Birkbeck. They provide the background below: Patchworks […]

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Event news: The Knitting Club screens at the KCC, 3 August

by Events Editor 15 July 2017
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The third in the current season of film screenings at the KCC is a 2016 documentary that presents Korean women as everything from victims of circumstance through to creators of their own destiny. The Knitting Club (야근 대신 뜨개질) Director: Park So-hyun (2016) 98 mins Event Date: 3 August, 7:00pm Location: KCCUK Booking: Free admission, […]

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Event news: Women Now — a night of short movies at the KCC

by Events Editor 30 June 2017
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The second event in the KCC’s “Patchworks: Unwrapping My Korean Cinema” season is an evening of short films: Shorts Night: Women Now Directors: Yann Kerloc’h | Minha Kim | Yun Joo Chang | Bang Woo-ri | Lee Su-jin | Nils Clauss Running Time: 88 mins / Eng Subs 27 July, 7:00pm Location: KCCUK Booking: Free […]

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Event news: Shin Sang-ok’s It’s not her sin screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 30 June 2017
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The first movie in the KCC’s new “Patchworks: Unwrapping My Korean Cinema” season is a classic Shin Sang-ok film from 1959: It’s not her sin (그 여자의 죄가 아니다) Director: Shin Sang-ok (1959) 104 mins Event Date: 20 July, 7:00pm Location: KCCUK Booking: Free admission, booking essential. To reserve your place, please RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk […]

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Okja to screen in London cinema for 2 days

by Events Editor 23 June 2017
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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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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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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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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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