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Portrait of a Beauty screens at the KCC

This week’s period drama at the KCC is Portrait of a Beauty:

Portrait of a BeautyTitle: Portrait of a Beauty (2008)

Director: Jeon Yun-soo
Genre: Period Melodrama
Certification: 18 (South Korea)
Running Time: 108mins
Date & Time: THURS 10th Feb 2010,7:00pm
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK
Admission Free, Booking required
[email protected] / 0207 004 2600


Born to a family of established court painters, seven-year-old Yun-jeong is a young girl gifted at painting. However, the pressure is on her brother to carry on the proud family tradition, as women aren’t allowed to become professional painters, is destroying her life. While her brother trains to take his place in the court, Yun-jeong helps him out by secretly painting for him. Her life is turned upside down when her brother kills himself. In order to preserve the family honour, she is forced to take her brother’s name and lives as a man.

Source: KOFIC

Portrait of a Beauty

Contains scenes of a racy nature

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Booking is required, please RSVP to [email protected] or call 020 7004 2600

Admission is free.

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