This year the Korean Film Festival is not just showing in London. Selected highlights will also be showing in Warwick and Oxford.
In addition, Park Chan-wook will be seeing some of the sights of Middle England, as he will be accompanying the tour, giving a talk on I’m a Cyborg at both locations.
The festival comes to the Warwick Art Centre, 9-11 November, where the running order also includes a talk by Korean film expert Julian Stringer:
Fri 9 Nov
6.15pm | War of the Flower (15)
Sat 10 Nov
11am | Film Talk with Julian Stringer
South Korean cinema has recently risen to global prominence as the latest ‘new cinema’ to attract the attention of international audiences. This illustrated talk by Julian Stringer (University of Nottingham) explains how this success came about and details the most important characteristics of New Korean Cinema. It also places these developments in historical context, tracing the emergence of celebrated contemporary directors such as Im Kwon-taek, Kim Ki-duk, and Park Chan-wook in light of the South Korean film industry’s varied fortunes across the post-war period.
12.30pm | Break for Lunch
1.30pm | Family Ties (12A)
6.30pm | I’m a Cyborg But That’s OK (12A) including screentalk wiâ€ h Park Chan-wook
Sun 11 Nov
7.30pm | The King and The Clown (15)
In Oxford, the venue is the Odeon Cinema, George Street,Â OX1 2BL, and the screenings are 12-14 November. Here the screenings are free, but it’s first come first served, with tickets available 30 minutes before the screening. Keep checking the festival’s official site for confirmation of the afternoon talk at St Anthony’s, provisionally scheduled for 4pm on Tuesday 13th.
Mon 12 Nov
7:00pm | I’m a Cyborg But That’s OK (12A) with Park Chan-wook screentalk to follow film.
Tue 13 Nov
4:00pm | Korean cinema discussion at Nissan Institute Theatre, St Anthony’s College (TBC)
7:00pm | War of the Flower (15)
Wed 14 Nov
7:00pm | The King and The Clown (15) Â
The Festival website is up and running, and sports the first public appearance of the Korean Cultural Centre’s branding.