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Screening: Hyperbolae of Youth

LEAFF’s #KCinema100 series, a celebration of the centenary of Korean cinema, starts on Friday with Director Han Hyeong-Mo’s HYPERBOLAE OF YOUTH (1956), one of Korea’s earliest comedies.

The screening is at London’s historic Cinema Museum, once home to the great Charlie Chaplin. The screening will be followed by a reception with Korean food and soju in partnership with HiteJinro.

Hyperbolae of Youth (청춘쌍곡선)

Dir: Han Hyeong-Mo (1956, 94 min)
Cast: Hwang Hae, Jee Hak-Ja, Lee Bin-Hwa, Yang Hun, Yang Seok-Cheon, Kim Hee-Gap, Bok Hye-Suk, Jee Bang-Yeol, Ko Seon-Ae, Kyeong Yoon-Su
Friday 22 March 2019, 19:00 – 22:00
The Cinema Museum | The Master’s House | 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) | London SE11 4TH |
Doors from 6pm, screening at 7pm | Book tickets

Hyperbolae of Youth


Myeong-ho (Hwang Hae), a middle school teacher who had grown up in poverty, and Bu-nam (Yang Hun), the first son of the president of a trading company, attend the same university. A doctor suggests that Bu-nam, who is sick due to overeating, and Myeong-ho, who suffers from malnutrition, should switch life styles for two weeks. While living in each other’s house, they fall in love with each other’s younger sister and get married at a joint wedding ceremony.

This screening is organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Korean cinema in partnership with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korean Film Archive, and HiteJinro.

4 thoughts on “Screening: Hyperbolae of Youth

  1. It’s worth seeing just for the musical number by a group of (I think 3) nurses early on in the film.

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