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London Korean Film Festival 2020 – the detailed screening list

Update: the festival organisers have responded to the second Covid lockdown by pushing two of the theatrical screenings into December:

London Korean Film Festival 2020 banner LKFF20

Here’s the detailed list of screenings in the 2020 London Korean Film Festival. You can find the official press release here. Check for updates on the festival’s official website, The KCC has also provided a graphic which shows the schedule in detail. Click on the thumbnails below to launch a full-size version, or download a pdf version. Note that some of the online offerings will be available for a couple of weeks; at least one will be live-streamed and that’s your only chance; and some have a limited licence with a maximum number of viewers. These festivals always need a bit of brainwork to figure out what screenings you should prioritise!

Here’s a detailed list of the titles:

Director Title
Opening Gala
Kang Dae kyu Pawn (담보, 2019, 113 min)
Comedy, Drama
Cast: Sung Dong Il, Ha Ji Won, Kim Hiewon
Pawn will show at Curzon Soho on Thu 29th October at 7pm
Closing Gala
Kim Jinyu Bori (나는보리, 2018, 110 min)
Family, Drama
Cast: Kim Ahsong, Lee Lynha, Kwak Jinseock, Hur Jina
The closing gala will be online only.
Special Focus: Friends and Family
Kim Tae-yong Family Ties (가족의 탄생, 2006, 113 min)
Family, Drama
Cast: Moon So-ri, Ko Doo-sim, Uhm Tae-woong
Lee Joon-ik The Happy Life (즐거운 인생, 2007, 112 min)
Cast: Jung Jin-young, Kim Yoon-suk, Kim Sang-ho, Jang Keun-suk
The Happy Life will show in 35mm at Genesis Cinema on Thu 5th November at 6.20pm
Kang Yikwan Juvenile Offender (범죄소년, 2012, 107 min)
Cast: Lee Junghyun, Seo Youngju, Jun Yejin
Lee Jae-kyoo Intimate Strangers (완벽한 타인, 2018, 115 min)
Drama, Comedy
Cast: Yoo Hae-jin, Cho Jin-woong, Lee Seo-jin, Yum Jung-ah, Kim Ji-soo
Yoon Dan-bi Moving On (남매의 여름밤, 2019, 105 min)
Drama, Family
Cast: Choi Jung-un, Yang Heung-ju, Park Hyeon-yeong, Park Seung-jun, Kim Sang-dong
Cinema Now
Jung Gye-soo Vertigo (버티고, 2018, 114 min)
Romance, Drama
Cast: Chun Woo-hee, Yoo Teo, Jeong Jae-kwang
Vertigo will show at Everyman Screen On The Green on Sun 8th November at 5pm
Kim Joo-ho Jesters: The Game Changers (광대들: 풍문조작단, 2019, 108 min)
Period Drama
Cast: Cho Jin-woong, Son Hyun-joo, Park Hee-soon, Go Chang-seok, Kim Seul-ki
Jesters: The Game Changers will show at Rio Cinema on Sat 31st October at 3.30pm
Lee Hae Jun, Kim Byung Seo Ashfall (백두산, 2019, 128 min)
Disaster, Action, Drama
Cast: Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo, Ma Dong Seok, Jeon Hye Jin, Bae Su Zy
Ashfall will show at Genesis Cinema on Wed 11th November at 6.20pm
Jung Jinyoung Me and Me (사라진 시간, 2019, 105 min)
Mystery, Drama
Cast: Cho Jin-woong, Bae Soo-bin, Jeong Hae-gyun, Cha Soo-yeon
Me and Me will show at Everyman Screen On The Green on Wed 4th November at 6pm
Hong Sangsoo The Woman Who Ran (도망친 여자, 2019, 77 min)
Cast: Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Song Seonmi, Kim Saebyuk, Lee Eunmi, Kwon Haehyo, Shin Seokho
Women’s Voices
Lim Sun-ae An Old Lady (69세, 2019, 100 min)
Cast: Ye Su-jeong, Ki Joo-bong, Kim Jungyeong, Kim Tae Hun, Kim Joongki
An Old Lady will show at Everyman Screen On The Green on Tue 3rd November at 6pm
Kim Mi-jo Gull (갈매기, 2020, 75 min)
Cast: Jeong Ae-hwa, Kim Byungchoon, Lee Jang-you, Ko Seo-heui, Kim Ga-bin
Classics: Shaman Films
Byun Jang-ho Eul-Hwa (을화, 1979, 100 min)
Cast: Baek Il-seob, Kim Ji-mee, Yu Jang-hyeon, Jeong Ae-ran, Lee Soon-jae
Im Kwon-taek Divine Bow (신궁, 1979, 93 min)
Cast: Yoon Jeong-hee, Kim Hee-ra, Kim Man, Bang Hee, Hong Seong-min
Im Kwon-taek Daughter of Fire (불의 딸, 1983, 108 min)
Cast: Kim Hee-ra, Yoon Yang-ha, Bang Hee, Park Keun-hyong
Kim Soyoung Even Little Grass has its Own Name (작은 풀에도 이름이 있으니, 1990, 38 min)
Cast: Kim Jin-hee, Cha Sun-hee, Ahn Seok-hwan, Park Eun-kyung
Even Little Grass Has Its Own Name will show at Rio Cinema on Sat 7th November at 3.30pm (in double-bill with My Own Breathing)
Byun Young-joo My Own Breathing (낮은 목소리3-숨결, 1999, 96 min)
My Own Breathing will show at Rio Cinema on Sat 7th November at 3.30pm (in double-bill with Even Little Grass)
Kangyu Garam Itaewon (이태원, 2016, 94 min)
Cast: Sam Sook, Naki, Young Wha
Oh Sung-yoon, Lee Choon-baek Underdog (언더독, 2018, 102 min)
Cast: Do Kyung-soo, Park So-dam, Park Chul-min, Lee Joon-hyuk
Kim Boyoung The Levers (레버, 2018, 9 min)
Cast: Jung Seungpil, Kang Taeyoung
Kim Leeha Mascot (마스코트, 2019, 7 min)
Jeong Dahee Movements (움직임의 사전, 2019, 10 min)
Han Byung-a The End of the Universe (우주의 끝, 2020, 9 min)
Cast: Kim Joori, Choi Jain, Kim Youngki, Cho Sun
Bong Joon-ho
Bong Joon Ho Incoherence (지리멸렬, 1994, 30 min)
Drama, Comedy
Cast: Lim Sanghyo, Yoon Ilju, Shin Dong-whan, Kim Sunhwa, Kim Roi-ha
Bong Joon Ho Influenza (인플루엔자, 2004, 28 min)
Cast: Yoon Je-moon
Kang Dae-hee Some Light? (불 좀 주소, 2009, 7 min)
Cast: Ha Jin-soo, Bong Joon Ho
Mise-en-Scène Shorts
Lee Na-yeon, Cho Min-jae The Thread (실, 2020, 30 min)
Cast: Kim Myeong-seon, Danti Hu-hung, Na Min-kyung
Kim So-hyoung Before the Summer Passes (아마 늦은 여름이었을 거야, 2020, 26 min)
Cast: Kim Ja-young, Kanai Tamaki
Byun Sung-bin God’s Daughter Dances (신의 딸은 춤을 춘다, 2020, 25 min)
Cast: Choi Hae-jun, Kim Woo-kyum, Lim Ho-jun
Kim Jung-min The Long Night (긴 밤, 2020, 15 min)
Cast: Roh Sang-hyun, Kim Sang-won, Choi Eun-mi
Park Woo-gun Suspicion (서스피션, 2020, 25 min)
Cast: Park Ga-young, Hwang Sang-kyoung, Lim Hyung-tae
Kim So-hyoung Us, Day and Night (우리의 낮과 밤, 2020, 26 min)
Cast: Kim Woo-gyeom, Kim So-hyoung
Kim Do-yeon Hide and Seek (술래, 2020, 35 min)
Cast: Woo Yeon, Nam Mi-jung, Kim Ja-yeong, Kwak Jin-moo
Lee Kun-hwi Roof-Top Star OK, (탑스타, 2019, 29 min)
Cast: Kang Ji-goo, Kenny Kim, Kim Moo-nui, Kim Tae-hoon
Artist Video
Moojin Brothers Scriptures of the Wind (풍경, 2016, 20 min 57 sec)
Single Channel Video
Moojin Brothers The Trace of the Box – Now, Curiosity about the World (궤적 – 목하, 세계진문, 2018, 8 min 4 sec)
Single Channel Video
Moojin Brothers The Trace of the Box – A Better World (궤적 – 좋은 세상, 2017, 5 min 30 sec)
Single Channel Video
Seo Young Chang Who is Lea? (Lea 는 누구인가?, 2015, 3 min 30 sec)
Single Channel Video
Seo Young Chang Circle (서클, 2017, 7 min 58 sec)
Single Channel Video
Seo Young Chang A Globe in a Flat World (납작한 세계의 구체, 2016, 5 min 40 sec)
Single Channel Video
Seo Young Chang Your Delivery (유어 딜리버리, 2019, 7 min 19 sec)
Single Channel Video

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