LKFF Summer Teaser screenings and discussion

The KCC’s exciting lineup of teaser screenings for the 2021 London Korean Film Festival starts on 17 June. Discover the best in contemporary Korean Cinema. Films showing are Hong Eui-jeong’s beautifully shot Voice of Silence – which screened at the Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year – action-packed Korean megahit Deliver Us From Evil and stylish 90s-set drama Samjin Company English Class.

There’s also an online discussion with director Hong Eui-jeong on 4 July. Even better, apart from the talk all the screenings are in real cinemas.

Samjin Company English Class (삼진그룹 영어토익반)

Director: Lee Jong-pil
Cast: Go Ah-sung, Esom, Park Hye-su
Screen on the Green | 83 Upper Street | Islington | London N1 0NP
Thursday 8 July 2021, 6pm | Book here

Samjin Company English Class

In mid ‘90s when sexual and academic discrimination was rampant, 3 young high school graduates, Ja-young, Yu-nah, Bo-ram, are pushed into menial positions by their company.

When a memo goes around announcing that obtaining a score of 600 in TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) could earn them a promotion, the trio enroll in English classes in hope of finally advancing their careers.

On a routine trip to a company factory, Ja-young discovers waste water being poured into a nearby river. She’s convinced that shady dealings are afoot, and together with her 2 friends, she goes on a daring hunt to find irrefutable evidence.

Voice of Silence (소리도 없이)

Director: HONG Eui-jeong
Cast: YOO Ah-in, YU Jae-myeong, MOON Seung-a, CHO Ha-seok
Saturday 3 July 2pm | Curzon Soho
Thursday 1 July 7:30pm | Edinburgh Filmhouse
Thursday 17 June 4:45pm | Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
Discussion with Hong Eui-jeong and Simon Ward: Sunday 4 July 12 noon | Register here

Voice of Silence

Sometimes good people do bad things. Chang-bok (Yoo Jae-myung) and Tae-in (Yoo Ah-in) run a humble business selling eggs. The bulk of their income comes from providing spotless crime scene clean-up services to the criminal fraternity. Then, they are asked to babysit a kidnap victim just until the ransom is paid. They reluctantly agree and Tae-in is left to care for Cho-hee (Moon Seung-ah), a bright, capable 11-year-old girl who is soon re-arranging his world. A beautifully shot, bittersweet crime caper with an award-winning performance from Burning’s Yoo Ah-in.

Hong Eui-jung

After studying film at London Film School, director Hong Eui-jung attracted international attention with her sci-fi short Habitat. The film had its World Premiere at Busan Film Festival 2018. Eui-jung went on to direct the award-winning Voice of Silence, selected for Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College at the screenplay stage. Voice of Silence stars Burning’s Yoo Ah-in, and was the number 1 film in Korea on the weekend of its release. It has gone on to play in numerous international festivals, including Glasgow International Film Festival in the UK.

Simon Ward

Simon Ward is a former film programmer at Institute of Contemporary Arts, co-founder of the Independent Cinema Office and owner of Palace Cinema since 2016.

Deliver Us From Evil (다만 악에서 구하소서)

Director: Hong Won-Chan
Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Choi Hee-seo
Thursday 24 June 5pm | Genesis Cinema, Stepney Green, London
Tuesday 22 June 7:30pm | Edinburgh Filmhouse

Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil is a lean, slick, and action-packed chase movie following a South Korean black ops agent turned killer-for-hire contracted to find the kidnapped daughter of a murdered ex-girlfriend.

When an ops agent turned killer-for-hire, In-nam (Jung-min Hwang, The Wailing), travels from Tokyo to Bangkok to find the kidnapped daughter of a murdered ex- girlfriend the brother of his last target is hot on his heels seeking vengeance. As an already dangerous game of cat and mouse takes a sinister turn it soon becomes clear that In-nam may be closer than he realises to the kidnapped girl. Also starring Jung-jae Lee (The Face Reader), Deliver Us From Evil was written and directed by Won-Chan Hong.

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