Petty Romance screens at the Genesis Cinema

This Thursday you have a choice of K-film. Lee Yoon-ki’s Come Rain Come Shine at the Apollo Piccadilly with a director Q&A afterwards.

Or this.

Having already seen the former at the Asia House festival earlier this year, I’m definitely going to be at the Genesis.

Genesis Auteurnative: Terracotta Distribution presents Petty Romance

Thu, 30th Aug 2012, 7pm
Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ

Distributor of quality Asian cinema, Terracotta promotes Far East films in the UK via the annual Terracotta Film Festival, a monthly free film club, and frequent exclusive screenings. Joey Leung, Terracotta’s Managing Director, has a great passion for Asian film and has chosen to screen Korean comedy Petty Romance, which uses an innovative technique of mixing adult manwha animation into this unconventional and hilarious rom-com.

PETTY ROMANCE

A film by Kim Jeong-hoon, starring: Lee Sun-kyun (Oki’s Movie, Paju, Night and Day, Coffee Prince), Choi Kang-hee (My Scary Girl, Whispering Corridors), Oh Jung-se, Ryu Hyun-kyung

Korea / 2010 / 118 Mins / In Korean with English subtitles

Petty Romance

Jeong Bae (Lee Sun-kyun) is at a career dead end. No one likes his manwha comics and one publisher even used his painstakingly hand-drawn submission as scrap paper. His friends encourage him to find a writer – his drawings are good, but his stories suck.

Da Rim (Choi Kang-hee) is a proud modern city girl, writing relationship advice columns in a magazine, but fired for over-embellishing. With no new job, and the prospect of being kicked out of her brother’s flat, she answers a job ad for a comic writer.

And so the stage is set for the unlikely pairing of these two characters who constantly clash, yet somehow they seem to hit on a winning formula when they commit their fantasies to ink. Will the result of the relationship be strong enough to finish the work and win the top comic prize of $100,000?

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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