April events 2015

Diving Bell - still
A still from Diving Bell – screening on 16 April

Here are the events I know of for April, though I’ve probably missed some. Let me know which.

Film

  • The controversial film Diving Bell / The Truth Shall not Sink with Sewol will be screening at the Raindance Centre on 16 April, the first anniversary of the tragedy.
  • The KCCUK is featuring Hong Sang-soo’s early films this month: The Day a Pig Fell in the Well on 16 April and The Power of Kangwon Province on 30 April. The screening on 16 April is preceded by a talk by Tony Rayns at 7pm (note that unlike previous months, the talk is before the first screening of the month, not the second one)
  • Two TV Drama pilot episodes will be screened on 2 April at the KCC: Kill Me, Heal Me and Good Doctor
  • SOAS hosts a week of screenings of film adaptations of Korean novels and short stories, 20-24 April: Pharmacist Kim’s Daughters (Yu Hyun-mok / Park Kyung-ni), A Dwarf launches a Ball (Lee Won-se / Cho Se-hui), Deep Blue Night (Bae Chang-ho / Choi In-ho), Our Twisted Hero (Park Jong won / Yi Mun-yol), and Chunhyang (Im Kwon-taek / Pansori Chunhyangga).

Exhibitions

Music

Talks etc

  • Victor Cha gives a talk entitled The Human Condition and Theories of Unification in Korea at SOAS on 7 April. Registration required.
  • This month’s Korean literature discussion at the KCC features Park Min-gyu’s Pavane for a Dead Princess on 29 April. That gives me the impetus to polish off my 90%-written review, which will be up on LKL shortly.
  • LTI Korea, the Korea Publishers Association and other organisations will be flying the flag at the London Book Fair, 14-16 April
  • The application period is open for the new season of language classes at the KCC. Their classes on various aspects of Korean culture have already started, and the talk on fermented food at Le Cordon Bleu on 21 April is sure to be popular.
  • The 12th Sewol “Stay Put” protest is in Trafalgar Square on 18 April

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