Totally Thames this year is partnering with two organisations with Korean connections to provide some Korean cultural content for the river festival.
Firstly, there’s Korean British Cultural Exchange, who organise the Kingston Korean Harvest Festival, who are bringing a community dance project to Kingston’s market square and to the Scoop outside City Hall on 14 and 15 September respectively.
And there’s the London East Asia Film Festival, who as part of their 2019 programming that celebrates 100 years of Korean cinema are having the following screening combined with a Thames cruise:
K-Cinema 100 screening: The Host (괴물)
Director: Bong Joon-ho (2006, 120 min) | Korean with English subtitles
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Go Ah-sung
Friday 6th September, 6:30pm – 10pm
Tickets: £20 including Eventbrite fee | Book tickets
Top deck of the boat on the Thames
Tower Millennium Pier | near Traitor’s Gate Tower Of London | London EC3N 4DT
SYNOPSIS : In 2000, an American military pathologist orders his assistant to dump 200 bottles of formaldehyde down a drain leading into the Han River in Seoul.
In 2006, a slow-witted young man named Park Gang-du runs a small snack-bar in a park near the River with his father. While Gang-du is delivering food to some customers, a huge creature emerges from the Han River and begins attacking people. The creatures captures Gang-du’s daughter and he attempts to rescue her…
The Host will be screened on the top deck of a boat after a cruise along the River Thames at sunset.
6:30pm Arrival at pier for boarding @Tower Millenium Pier
7:00pm Departure & Cruise with food & drinks
(cruise around the River Thames, to see Tower Bridge, Westminster and more!)
7:45pm Film starts (moored at Tower Bridge)
9:45pm Film ends @Tower Millenium Pier
K-CINEMA 100 brings films to special venues around London’s landmarks that match the genre or narrative of the film with the venue.
You can find LKL’s comments / review of The Host here.