Hurrah! For Freedom screens at the KCC

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 posterHurrah! For Freedom (1946)

7pm, Thursday 11th August

Director: Choi In-kyu
Cast: Jeon Chang-geun, Hwang Yeo-heui, Yu Gye-seon

Genre: Drama
Certificate: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 80 mins

Venue:
The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

RSVP:
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.

The Film

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.

For more information please visit:
www.koreanfilm.co.uk/film-nights-and-events
http://london.korean-culture.org

2 thoughts on “Hurrah! For Freedom screens at the KCC

  1. AS A HISTORY GRADUATE, AND SOMEONE OF ASIAN ORIGIN MYSELF, I FOUND THE SCREENING QUITE INTERESTING. THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE NURSE AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTER IS A CALL TO ARMS AND TO SACRIFICE THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED OFTEN BEFORE AND KNOW QUITE WELL. THE FILM IS OF INTEREST, BECAUSE IT FOCUSES QUITE HEAVILY ON THE ROLE OF THE WOMEN DURING THIS PERIOD. NATIONALISM (IN MY EXPERIENCE) IS USUALLY TOLD FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF MEN. THERE WAS A LOT OF LAUGHTER AT THE END OF THE FILM. SOME OF THE CONVERSATION IS A BIT CLICHED, BUT I STILL DON’T SEE WHAT IS SO FUNNY ABOUT THE STRUGGLE AGAINST COLONIAL RULE. SHOUVIK, LONDON.

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