Christmas in August, Hur Jin-ho’s classic 1998 debut feature, screens at the Roxy

Christmas in August

It was one of the first Korean films I ever saw. Guided by Darcy Paquet’s list of top ten films of the 90, this was in my first ever batch of DVDs from YesAsia. And although you don’t see so much of Han Suk-kyu nowadays (and nothing of Shim Eun-ha) they were among the top stars of the time.

A classic restrained Korean weepie. The only thing that grates is Han Suk-kyu’s laugh, as he tries to remain cheerful in the face of… well, this is a K-melodrama, so someone has to die in the end, don’t they?

The Roxy is the perfect place to see it. Get there promptly and snuggle up on the sofa with your beloved, or grab a bottle of wine and some cheesy nachos and settle in for a nice gentle two hours.

Organised by the Asian Movies Meetup Group

Christmas in August

Monday, December 3, 2012
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Roxy Bar & Screen
128-132 Borough High Street
Borough
London, SE1 1LB

A classic Korean film starring Han Suk-kyu (Shiri, The President’s Last Bang) and Shim Eun-ha to bring a perfect festive close to 2012’s Asian Movies Meet Up.

Doors 7.30pm (note that there is a private hire event on before that)
Quiz 7.40pm (DVD prizes to be won!)
Film starts 7.50pm
Film ends 9.30pm

Bring a friend, or come along and make new ones.

No entry charge.

Drinks and food available to purchase at the bar.

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