August is the month when we remember Korea’s emergence from Japanese colonial rule on Independence Day, 15th August 1945. The first film to screen is as follows:
Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
7pm, Thursday 11th August
Director: Choi In-kyu
Cast: Jeon Chang-geun, Hwang Yeo-heui, Yu Gye-seon
Certificate: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 80 mins
The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
Booking is required, please visit the Film Night page on the KCCUK website and click the booking button of the film you wish to RSVP for. Admission is free.
August 1945, Nam-bu, a Japanese collaborator reveals the name of an independence activist, Han-jung, putting him in prison, Han-jung escapes and goes into hiding in a nurse’s house as he prepares to raise an armed uprising. One of his conspirators, Park is caught and jailed for possessing a bomb. Han-jung breaks Park out of jail and the two continue there plans to over throw the Japanese while dragging in their reluctant, nurse host.
The screening of this film is in celebration of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese with Hurrah! For Freedom being the first film produced after the Japanese colonisation. Korea’s Liberation Day is August 15th.
Please remember to add us on Twitter.com/koreanfilmfest and tweet us your review of the film to be in with a chance to win a fantastic Korean film DVD. To reserve your place please visit the KCCUK website here and click on the film you wish to book. Admission is free.
Please be advised that visitors cannot be admitted after 7.10pm.