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An interesting collaboration between the KCC, Tate Modern and EXiS (the 10th Experimental Film And Video Festival In Seoul 2015) brings you a collection of Korean artist videos in a series of three two-hour screenings. Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now Tate Modern Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September 2015 Adult […]

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Event news: The Promised Land screens at the ICA

by Philip Gowman 22 August 2015
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Anna miyoung Kim continues her work looking at the hidden costs of economic development with a film screening of The Promised Land. The screening is free, but registration is essential via info@annaartproject.co.uk. The Promised Land Human Rights of Migrant Workers Köken Ergun | Kyongju Park | Santiago Sierra | Ekta Mittal and Yashiswini Raghunandan Wednesday […]

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Event news: Talk & See with Hwang Sun-mi

by Philip Gowman 13 August 2015
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A lovely book, and a charming film – though obviously the author prefers the original. Hwang Sun-mi will be on hand to discuss both this Sunday at a talk and screening. Talk & See with Hwang Sun-mi Sunday 16 August, 4pm £10 (Children free) Soho Hotel | 4 Richmond Mews | London W1D 3DH We […]

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Jang Jin is August’s featured director at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 11 August 2015
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I really rather like the two films for August. I’ll definitely give Guns and Talks a second viewing; and while a feelgood sporting romance is not the sort of thing that generally ticks my boxes, I amazed myself by enjoying Someone Special first time round, and I’m seriously considering giving it a re-watch, particularly as […]

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Kwak Kyung-taek is July’s featured director at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 8 July 2015
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July features the early films of Kwak Kyung-taek, best known for his 2001 movie Friend. The Doctor K (닥터 K, 1999) 9 July, 7pm, KCCUK Book here Cast: Cha In-pyo, Kim Hye-soo, Kim Ha-neul, Yu In-chon, Park Sang-myeon 107 mins, Cert. 15 A mysterious doctor has a very special gift that allows him to successfully […]

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Kwak Kyung-taek quizzed at the first LKFF on Typhoon, filming in Russia and more

by Saharial 29 June 2015
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Kwak Kyung-taek is July’s featured director at the KCC. This gives us the opportunity to resurrect from the archives Saharial’s transcription of a Q&A with the director following the UK premiere of his movie Typhoon, at the first of the KCCUK’s London Korean Film Festivals back in September 2006. Q: What drew you to the […]

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KWK Talk: The Vengeful Ghost in Korean cinema, with Colette Balmain, 6 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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Colette Balmain has made Asian Horror cinema – with particular reference to Korea and Japan – something of her speciality, and so her talk as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea comes highly recommended. This is the second of two talks that focus on particular aspects of contemporary Korean culture, the first being Deborah Smith’s literary […]

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Comfort Women: Listening To Their Voices — free screenings and discussion in Sheffield

by Philip Gowman 13 June 2015
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A series of documentary screenings and discussions on the subject of Comfort Women, spread over Friday evening and Saturday. Director Byun Young-joo will be present to discuss her work – the first two documentaries of her 낮은 목소리 trilogy will be screening. Director Kim Dong-won will also be present. Korean Cinema Stories: Comfort Women — […]

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Kim Tae-yong is June’s featured director at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 10 June 2015
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Two contrasting films from June’s featured director, Kim Tae-yong. The first screening, Family Ties, is preceded by at talk by Mark Morris. As always, registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk. Family Ties (가족의 탄생, 2006) 11 June, 7pm Director: Kim Tae-yong Cast: Moon So-ri, Ko Doo-sim, Uhm Tae-woong, Kong Hyo-jin, Bong Tae-gyu 113 mins / cert […]

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Free Screening of “Reiterations of Dissent”

by Philip Gowman 6 May 2015
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After the successful screening of the Sewol political documentary last month, there’s a screening this month on another contentious issue: the 4:3 Jeju Uprising: Reiterations of Dissent (거듭되는 항거) Dir Jane Jin Kaisen 2011 South Korea/Denmark, 59 minutes Language: Korean & English, Subtitles: English Free screening followed by a Skype discussion with the director 21 […]

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Im Kwon Taek’s Festival to screen at RCA Battersea

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2015
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The latest of the KCC’s screenings on university campuses is at the Royal College of Art’s Battersea site on 11 May: Im Kwon-taek: Festival (축제, 1996) + Introduction by Tony Rayns 11 May / 6:30pm / Royal College of Art’s Gorvy Lecture Theatre Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, Battersea SW11 4AN Cast: Han Eun-jin, […]

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Hur Jin-ho is May’s featured director at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 2 May 2015
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Christmas in August is one of the first Korean DVDs I bought, when I first got interested in Korean movies rather more years ago than I care to remember, back when the best “start here” was Darcy Paquet’s list of top ten movies of the 1990s. It’s a poignant film, but one of the things […]

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Great news: 94 “lost” films rediscovered

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2015
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I’m prepared to trust Im Kwon-taek’s judgement about the quality of his 14th film that is in the batch of lost films just donated to the Korean Film Archive – Battlefield and Mistress as a title doesn’t sound promising. He made similar comments about his early output when he spoke during his London retrospective back […]

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Ghosts of Jeju to get another London screening

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2015
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Eighteen months ago there was a screening of this documentary about the 4:3 incident also known as the Jeju Massacre. There’s now an opportunity to see it again at a deli in Deptford on 27 April as part of the Free Film Festival. Free event. No ticket required, but capacity is only 40 so get […]

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A week-long programme of films based on Korean novels at SOAS

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2015
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April is the month of the London Book Fair (14-16 April at Olympia). Last year Korea was the market focus, an honour assumed by Mexico this year. But the Korea Publishers Association, LTI Korea and other bodies will be attending to fly the flag for Korea. To remind us of the fun we had last […]

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Hong Sang-soo is April’s featured director at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 4 April 2015
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The month the KCC will be featuring two early films by Hong Sang-soo. Tony Rayns will be introducing The Day a Pig Fell in the Well on 16 April. As usual, reservation is required via the KCC website. Watch out for Song Kang-ho making his movie debut in a minor role in Hong’s first film. […]

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Screening: Diving Bell / The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol

by Philip Gowman 31 March 2015
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The controversial film that has been causing all the recent trouble at the Busan film festival is getting a welcome screening in London. It’s the same night as the screening of Hong Sang-soo’s first movie around the corner at the KCC, but you can catch that on DVD another time. And the 16th happens to […]

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