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Jang Sun-woo Variations with Tony Rayns at the KCC

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

The Jang Sun-woo Variations poster7pm, 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 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

RSVP: Booking is required, please email [email protected] or call 020 7004 2600 to reserve your place. Admission is free.

The Film

We are delighted that director and film critic Tony Rayns will join us for a discussion and Q&A session following the film screening.

The third film in our Jang Sun-woo retrospective is the incredible documentary, The Jang Sun-woo Variations directed and introduced by film critic Tony Rayns. The film dissects each of Jang Sun-woo’s works from his earliest film Seoul Jesus to his current projects at the time of filming.

Considered a rebel in his home country and routinely censored Jang Sun-woo’s films delves into the social insecurities he sees in modern Korean society particularly with attitudes towards sex. At the heart of the filmmaking he is and always will be an activist, previously being jailed before involved in filmmaking, Jang Sun-woo still looks to make an undeniable statement, spitting in the face of authority.

All key players in Jang Sun-woo’s films are interviewed to help in delving into the mind of this very controversial director with the crowning jewel being extensive discussions with Jang Sun-woo himself. With so much controversy behind his films Tony Rayns also talks to the average Korean on the street to find how Jang Sun-woo’s films have affected the general public.

The screening will also contain a talk about the documentary and the works of Jang Sun-woo chaired by the film critic Tony Rayns. This is a treat for fans of Jang Sun-woo or Korean cinema.

Source: IMDB

We hope you will join us for this night, the third in our ‘Jang Sun-woo Variations’ theme running throughout August. To reserve your place please rsvp to [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7004 2600. Admission is free.

Please be advised that visitors cannot be admitted after 7.10pm.

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(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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