London Korean Film Festival 2010

The London Korean Film Festival returns at its regular early November slot. With the Barbican cinemas out of action this year’s festival is a bit of a logistical nightmare, with screenings at the ICA, Odeon West End and the Apollo, but there’s more than enough film interest to compensate. One of the highlights of the festival is Im Sang-soo’s Housemaid remake. Director Im will be there to answer questions, and if the Q&A gets to be anywhere near as interesting as his last visit to London (transcript of his Q&A is here) it will be a good evening.

There’s less classic film this year, but we have a valuable retrospective of Jang Jin’s work. Again, Jang Jin will be there to answer questions. In fact, the organisers have pulled out all the stops in bringing over loads of directors for Q&A sessions this year. I heard a little rumour that originally an A-list actress was going to be booked for one of the gala screenings. But she said she wouldn’t travel anywhere without an army of flunkies. So the travel budget has wisely been spent on the directors instead.

The schedule below I think is now the final one. An earlier version of this post was incomplete because it did not have the benefit of the final LKFF press release.

Date Time Location Director Film
5 Nov 18:30 Odeon WE Lee Jeong-beom The Man From Nowhere (+ director Q&A)
6 Nov 18:00 Apollo Kim Ji-woon I Saw the Devil (+ director Q&A)
8 Nov 18:00 Apollo Jang Jin Guns & Talks (+ director Q&A)
8 Nov 20:45 Apollo Jang Jin Good Morning Mr President (+ director introduction)
9 Nov 18:00 Apollo Jang Jin Someone Special (+ director Q&A)
9 Nov 20:45 Apollo Jang Jin Murder Take One (+ director introduction)
10 Nov 18:15 ICA Kang Dae-gyu Harmony Book
10 Nov 19:30 ICA Various Mise-en-scène Short films 1 Book
10 Nov 20:45 ICA Kim Dae-woo The Servant Book
11 Nov 19:00 ICA Korean Cinema Talk with Tony Rayns & Others Book
11 Nov 19:30 ICA Various Mise-en-scène Short films 2 Book
11 Nov 20:45 ICA Jang Cheol-soo Bedevilled Book
12 Nov 18:15 ICA Jang Hun Secret Reunion Book
12 Nov 20:45 ICA Lee Jung-ho Bestseller Book
13 Nov 13:00 ICA An Jae-Hoon / Han Hye-Jin Green Days (+ Q&A with directors) Book
13 Nov 16:00 ICA Yi Sang-woo A Little Pond Book
13 Nov 17:00 ICA Kang Min-Ji and others Korean Short Animations Book
13 Nov 18:00 ICA Park Chan-ok Paju Book
13 Nov 20:30 ICA Kang Woo-suk Moss Book
14 Nov 13:30 ICA John H Lee 71 Into the Fire Book
14 Nov 16:00 ICA Lee Joon-ik Blades of Blood Book
14 Nov 18:30 ICA Im Sang-soo The Housemaid (+ Q&A with director) Book

Enjoy the shows.

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

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