The next film to feature at the KCC is Family Ties, also known as Birth of a Family (가족의 탄생), starring one of my favourite actresses, the talented Moon So-ri (below right).
Mi-ra, who runs a small snack food restaurant, has a trouble-maker brother, Hyung-chul. After being discharged from the military, he goes missing. After five years Hyung-chul suddenly comes back home accompanied by a middle-aged woman, Mu-sin. He gives a bunch of flowers to Mi-ra and introduces Mu-sin as his wife, even though they have not had a wedding ceremony. Mu-sin looks at least 20 years older than Hyung-chul. From that moment, an eccentric family is born.
The screening is on 22 May at 7pm. As usual, pre-registration is required by emailing info at kccuk dot org dot uk or phoning 0207 004 2600.
For this screening, there’s the added incentive that the audience on the night will be entered into a prize draw to win a traditional Korean family photo.