A great opportunity to meet a distinguished director coming up this month:
Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood
The Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS & KCL Department of Film Studies jointly present
A Screening and Conversation with Kim Soyoung, Filmmaker and Professor, Korean National University of the Arts
Venue: 1.04 Strand Building, King’s College London, the Strand
Time: 5.00 p.m. to approximately 8.00 p.m
Date: Friday 25 September 2015
Screening: Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood, 98′, South Korea 2014, Russian, Korean, Koryo with English subs, followed by a conversation with Professor Chris Berry, KCL, and clips from Professor Kim’s other recent films.
Migration and mobility often involve the most unusual suspects, as one can see in the documentary films of Academy member Kim Soyoung. Her documentary Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood tells of the tragic deportations of Soviet ethnic Koreans to Central Asia under Stalin in 1937, their resilience under the harshest of conditions, and their lives today in a world shaped by migration, repatriation, and the desire to simply stay put. In its striking mix of Russian, Koryo and Korean, the film shows the fragile cosmopolitanism of those always branded as second-class citizens.
Free, open to the public, no tickets required.