‘M’ is the second of Lee Myung-se’s films at the KCC this month

Last week Lee Myung-se’s Nowhere to Hide got the KCC’s New Year film season off to a barnstorming start. This week we move on to M (2007), which was not so well received. “M is a film filled with gorgeous imagery, flights of fancy, and bursts of color,” says Darcy Pacquet in his review over at Koreanfilm.org. “But sadly, due to runaway ambition, miscalculation, or perhaps some other reason, M took a wrong turn and never made it home.”

Judge for yourself this Thursday, and then ask the director himself what he was trying to do, at the Q&A in two weeks time.

M

M Poster7pm, Thursday 12th January

Director: Lee Myung-se
Cast: Kang Dong-won, Lee Yeon-hee, Kong Hyo-jin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Certificate: 15 (South Korea)
Running Time: 110 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 of the KCCUK website and click the booking button of the film you wish to RSVP for. Admission is free.

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

The Film

The Korean Film Night: Year of the 12 Directors

The KCCUK Film Night has now been extended to four screenings per month, with the final screening of the month taking place at cinema venues across London and featuring special Q&A screenings with Korea’s leading Film Directors.

We kick off this extra special year with a look at the work of Director Lee Myung-se with three screenings at the KCCUK (Tickets Free: Booking Required) followed by the final screening of the month featuring a Q&A with the Director himself (Details + Ticket Prices to follow).

The Screening/Q+A on January 26th with Director LEE will be hosted Dr. Daniel Martin.

M Synopsis

A prominent up-and-coming author Min-woo readies his new much anticipated follow-up novel while suffering from frequent nightmares and hallucinations. This unexplainable condition affects both his personal and professional life. Soon he can’t differentiate reality from fantasy and continues to have feelings of being chased. His own paranoia leads him to a cafe in a dark, unassuming alley and encounters a charming young woman named Mimi. Min-woo starts to wonder how he and this girl in front of him are connected and traces long-forgotten memories of his first love.

For more information please visit:
www.kccuk.org.uk

One thought on “‘M’ is the second of Lee Myung-se’s films at the KCC this month

  1. A brief comment: the film totally met expectations. And those expectations were: a baffling plot, but lots of style in the visuals. In this case the reviews available elsewhere on the web, particularly Darcy’s review linked above, say all there is to say.

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