KCC Film Club

Take Care of My Cat at the KCC

by Events Editor 2 September 2011
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Take Care of My Cat is commonly included in critics’ choices of the top Korean films of the decade. Fans of actress Bae Doo-na need not hesitate. Title: Take Care of My Cat (2000) Director: Jeong Jae-eun Running Time: 112mins Screening Date: 7pm, 8 September, 2011 Number of Seats: 130 Theatre: Multi Purpose Hall, KCCUK […]

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Bae Chang-ho’s The Trip at the KCC

by Events Editor 19 April 2011
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A special screening of a film set in that favourite of honeymoon destinations, Jeju Island. The Trip 7pm, Thursday 21st April Director: Bae Chang-ho Cast: Park Joo-hee, Oh Yeong-sook, Kim Yu-mi, Park Sang-gyoo Genre: Drama Certificate: 15 (South Korea) Running Time: 147 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, […]

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Regular screenings of films shot in Jeju-do at the KCC

by Events Editor 31 March 2011
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If you’ve been to an event at the KCC over the past couple of weeks, you’re bound to have come away with a little brochure publicising the undoubted merits of Jeju-do and its strong claims to being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. I popped in to the KCC yesterday afternoon on […]

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Forbidden Quest at the KCC

by Events Editor 21 February 2011
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The KCC’s period drama season comes to a close this Thursday with Forbidden Quest starring Shiri star Han Suk-gyu. If you turn up early, you can also try on some hanbok and have your picture taken. FORBIDDEN QUEST (2006) 7pm, Thursday 24th February Director: KIM Dae-woo Cast: KIM Min-jeong, HAN Seok-kyu Genre: Period Drama/ Melodrama/ […]

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Duellist the first film of 2011 at the KCC

by Events Editor 25 January 2011
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The theme for January and February at the KCC is period drama, and kicks off this Thursday with Lee Myung-se’s visually stylish romp The Duelist (형사). THE 62nd KOREAN FILM NIGHT At the Korean Cultural Centre UK Duelist (2005) 7pm, Thursday 27th January Director: Lee Myung-se Cast: Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won Genre:Period Drama Certificate: 12 […]

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Choi Min-sik season: Crying Fist screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 20 December 2010
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The KCC wraps up its Choi Min-sik season on Thursday with Crying Fist, the last screening of the year. 7pm, Thursday 23rd December Director: Ryoo Seung-wan Cast: Choi Min-sik, Ryoo Seung-bum Genre: Drama Certificate: 12 (South Korea) Running Time: 134 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N […]

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Choi Min-sik season: A Quiet Family screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 24 November 2010
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After seeing how unoriginal Kim Ji-woon can be when presented with someone else’s script (did ANYONE think that I saw the Devil was worth two hours of your life?), it’s a relief to be reminded that when he writes his own stuff he’s on sparkling form. This Thursday sees the start of a Choi Min-sik […]

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Walking in Another’s Shoes: Handphone to screen at the KCC

by Events Editor 10 October 2010
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The 57th film screening at the KCC is Handphone – 14 October: Title: Handphone (2009) Director: Kim Han-min Genre: Thriller Certification: 18 Running Time: 137mins Date & Time: THURS 14th October 2010, 7:00pm Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK Admission Free, Booking required info@kccuk.org.uk / 0207 004 2600 Synopsis A talent manager, Yoon Jin-ah, is readying a […]

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Chasing Money: The Scam screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 6 September 2010
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We’re now on to the 55th free screening at the KCC. This week, it’s: The Scam 7pm, Thursday 9th September Director: Lee Ho-jae Cast: Park Yong-ha, Kim Min-jeong Genre: Action / Crime Certificate: 15 (South Korea) Running Time: 114 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW […]

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Jang Sun-woo Variations with Tony Rayns at the KCC

by Events Editor 18 August 2010
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The Jang Sun-woo season continues tomorrow at the KCC with the Jang Sun-woo Variations, followed by Q&A with Tony Rayns. Details below: The Jang Sun-woo Variations 7pm, Thursday 19th August Director: Tony Rayns Cast: Jang Sun-woo Genre: Documentary Certificate: Not rated Running Time: 118 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings […]

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The Avatamsaka Sutra: more Buddhist-themed film at the KCC

by Events Editor 17 April 2010
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Sometimes known as “Passage to Buddha”, The Avatamsaka Sutra (1993) from director Jang Sun-woo continues the Buddhist theme at the KCC this month. Tony Rayns explains: Hwa-om-kyung is the Korean name of the Avatamsaka Sutra, a Buddhist scripture from the 5th century BC. Ko Un’s novel of the same title is an imagined biography of […]

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February is classic film month at the KCC

by Events Editor 2 February 2009
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Details of four classic film screenings: Hyperbola of Youth, Petty Middle Manager, Iodo and The Last Witness.

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Barking Dogs screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 25 November 2008
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Details of this week’s film screening at the cultural centre

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Tale of Two Sisters at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 6 August 2008
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This week’s screening at the KCC is Kim Ji-woon’s (김지운) stylish suspense / horror flick Tale of Two Sisters (2003). (7 August, 7pm) Kim’s filmography is varied and of a high quality. He started with comedy – the macabre Quiet Family (1998) and the hugely fun Foul King (2000), and now seems to be in […]

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Alienation and industrialisation in Green Fish

by Matthew Jackson 13 July 2008
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Matthew Jackson encounters Lee Chang Dong for the first time “Good, but gruelling” was Jason Bechervaise’s summary of the film for me in the lift in on the way up to the screening of ‘Green Fish’ at the Cultural Centre on Thursday night. I later learned this film had been the subject of his dissertation, […]

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Lee Chang Dong featured at KCC

by Philip Gowman 9 July 2008
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The theme for this month’s films at the KCC film club is Director Lee Chang Dong (right). A few weeks ago we had Im Sang-soo at the KCC talking about his “modern Korean history trilogy”; and the recent KOFIC book on Im says: Im Sang Soo is practically the only director now making films that […]

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War Stories: Taegukgi and Welcome to Dongmakgol screen at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 10 June 2008
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The Korean War started in June 1950, and the Korean Cultural Centre has selected the War as the theme for the two films to be screened there this month. The first, on 12 June, is Taegukgi (태극기 휘날리며, also known as Brotherhood, or even Brotherhood of War), by Kang Je gyu (2004), while later in […]

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