Thanks to Andrew Heskins at Easternkicks for passing on the news. Update: In addition to the BAFTA lecture noted below, preview screenings are taking place in Curzon Mayfair and Richmond, with guest appearances from the director and / or Song Kang-ho, 9 – 12 December. Some tickets still left on the Curzon website. There’s also a screening at the BFI on 11 December with director Q+A, and another sold-out screening at the Barbican the same evening.
BAFTA Lecture Series: Bong Joon-ho
Thursday 12 December 2019, 6:15pm
Curzon Mayfair | Book tickets
Taking place at Curzon cinemas in Mayfair and Soho, 2019 is the tenth year of BAFTAs annual series. The Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.
Bong Joon-ho is one of the most distinctive voices in filmmaking today. Working in both English language and his native Korean, his films embrace genre conventions while playing with the form.
Already the most successful Palme d’Or winning film, his latest feature Parasite is coming to amaze UK audiences in February 2020. Ahead of its release, this is a rare chance to hear the director talk about playing with genre conventions and making films outside your home territory and tongue.
Created by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jeremy Brock, the series is supported by JJ Charitable Trust.