Later this year Lee Yoon-ki will be one of the KCCUK’s featured directors. Lee is known for his quiet, slow-burn dramas since his debut This Charming Girl in 2004. Come Rain Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다) is his latest, starring Hyun Bin (in one of his last roles before his national service) and Lim Soo-jung (who starred opposite Rain in Park Chan-wook’s I’m a Cyborg). It was included in Darcy Paquet’s list of top films of 2011 and received a Golden Bear nomination at the 2011 Berlinale.
If you can’t wait until August to see it at the KCC, catch it at the Cine Lumiere, South Kensington, (17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT) this Saturday as part of the Asia House Pan Asian Film Festival.
Book online at the Institut Francais website
Come Rain, Come Shine
Director: Lee Yoon-Ki
Actors: Hyun Bin and Lim Soo-jung
South Korea, 2011, 105 mins
17 Mar 2012
14.00 Cine Lumiere
In this brilliantly crafted drama, a woman nonchalantly announces to her husband that she is leaving him for another man. On the day she is due to move out of their home, they both appear emotionless. All is seemingly normal, from their conversations about pasta recipes to booking a table at their favourite restaurant, until a torrential rain storm strikes. Stranded in their own home, the landscape of their final day together is mapped out as past memories begin to flood back. Their achingly tense yet minimal dialogue is punctuated by a series of interruptions – the phone rings, a cat appears, neighbours show up looking for their cat – as the couple begin to face their dawning reality.
Official Selections & Awards:
Berlinale 2011 – Golden Bear Nomination
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2011
Busan International Film Festival 2011
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.