This week’s film at the KCC is Castaway on the Moon, directed by Lee Hae-jun, a quirky romance from 2009. Love HK Film comments: “Even though it starts off slowly, Lee Hae-jun’s eccentric comedy about urban isolation delights and charms with its irreverent humor.”
A man named Kim jumps into the dark, quiet waters of the Han River. He wakes up and finds himself lying on strange ground, covered with sand. For a second, he thinks he is in heaven, but soon recognises that he simply drifted to a nameless island in the river. In one of the riverside apartment buildings, there’s a girl who hasn’t ventured out of her room for years. With her dishevelled hair and in the same old clothes she’s worn for years, she looks just like a castaway. Then one day, she catches sight of a man living alone on an island through her binoculars.
Day after day, his lonely but seemingly contented life triggers her curiosity and compels her to step out of her room after so many years. Kim’s extraordinary life becomes the inspiration for change in this girl’s lonely, detached life…
The usual details apply: Thursday 8 July, 7pm screening, admission free. But register in advance with the KCC by ringing +44 (0)20 7004 2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org