Barefoot Ki-bong at the KCC

News of this month’s first film screening at the KCC:

Film title: Barefoot Ki-bong, 2006, 100mins
Director: Kwon Su-kyung
Cast: Shin Hyeon-jun, Kim Su-mi
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, The Korean Cultural Centre, Grand Buildings, The Strand, London WC2N 5BW
Time: Thursday, 13th May, 7:00pm

Last week was Children’s Day (5 May) and Parents’ Day (8 May) in Korea. Celebrating a month of family, we are introducing a family film Barefoot Ki-bong which is based on a true story of a filial son.


Ki-bong who suffered from a fever when he was a child, is commonly called a ‘fool’. The village people call him ‘Barefoot Ki-bong’ because he runs barefoot with the food he has begged for to serve his mother before it gets cold. Running is Ki-bong’s greatest skill. It is his mother that Ki-bong loves the most. Ki-bong decides to take part in the ‘National Amateur Half Marathon’ in order to buy artificial teeth for his mother with the prize money, and works hard looking forward to the day of the race. Mr.Baek, the head of the village, volunteers to be Ki-bong’s trainer. The village people realise what family and love between family members mean to them when they see Ki-bong, who is considered a non-entity working hard for the competition. The village is changed by the efforts of Ki-bong and Mr. Baek. (KMDB)

Booking is required, please RSVP to or call 020 7004 2600
Admission is free.

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