The award-winning Korean documentary Non-Fiction Diary is screening at the East End Film Festival at the Barbican on 15 June, with Q&A:
Non-Fiction Diary (Jung Yoon-suk, 2013)
+ Q&A with director Jung Yoon-suk and Cinematographer Heo Chul-nyung
East End Film Festival, 4pm, 15 June, The Barbican
An exploration of the traumatic events that shook Korea in the mid 1990s, Non-Fiction Diary is one of the year’s most powerful documentaries. When a notorious group of serial killers were apprehended in 1994, it was revealed that not only had they killed 6 people, but also that they had forced one of their hostages to participate in the murders. Non-Fiction Diary is about much more than one shocking case though, with director Yoon-suk Jung using his film to connect this traumatic event with forces in Korean society in the aftermath of military rule and recent industrialisation. Connecting the case with other seemingly disparate events, this is an insightful and unmissable film about recent Korean history.
Screening supported by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Asiana Airlines. Tickets available from the Barbican website here: