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Excavator screens at the East End Film Festival

Yay! It’s that new word I learned at the Ansan Street Arts Festival last year, coming round again as the title of a movie, receiving its UK premiere as part of the East End Film Festival. Bizarrely, imdb and hancinema have the English title as Fork Lane. Poclain => 포크레인 => Fork Lane… Don’t you just love it when transliterations just don’t work out?

Excavator (포크레인)

Dir Lee Ju-hyoung (2017, 92mins)
Sunday 22 April, 5:15pm | Book tickets
Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6LA |

Excavator (포크레인)

Collective guilt and accountability for the past are at the heart of this profoundly sensitive and moving human drama.

Twenty years after his participation in the brutal suppression of the 1980 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju, Kim Gang-il, an ex-paratrooper, now drives a mechanical digger.

When one day Kim makes a troubling discovery, he sets out on his excavator to visit his former superiors one by one, demanding an answer to a simple question: Why did you send us there?

Filmmaker Ju-hyoung Lee is expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.
With the support of the Korean Cultural Centre.

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