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Korean Film Nights: Seoul on Screen

We’ll update this post with screening times as and when the KCC announces them. However, all but the two most recent movies are available for free on YouTube, so you can watch them at home at your leisure. Links provided below.

Korean Film Nights: Seoul on Screen

Date: Thursday 9 March - Thursday 6 April 2023, 7pm
Venue:
KCCUK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | More information here
Still from The Day He Arrives

The Spring 2023 season of screenings at the KCC is a collaboration with the Korean Film Archive that brings a series of films, from the 1950s to this century, that feature South Korea’s capital as a setting.

The full programme note setting the context for the season as a whole can be found on the LKFF website. The following films are included:

The first screening is on 9 March:

My Dear Enemy (멋진 하루)

Dir: Lee Yoon-ki (2008, 123 mins)
Cast: Ha Jung-woo, Jeon Do-yeon
Thursday 9 March 2023, 7pm | Reserve here

My Dear Enemy

Jobless and single in her thirties, Hee-soo (Jeon Do-yeon) is miserable. On one fine day, she sets out to find Byoung-woon (Ha Jung-woo), her ex-boyfriend. It is not love that brings them together but $1,000 Hee-soo had lent to Byoung-woon a year ago. Byoung-woon is also penniless but surprisingly happy for he knows the girls who are willing to give him money. Afraid Byoung-woon may run off before clearing his debt, Hee-soo follows him as he visits many girls to borrow money, so the two ex-love birds set out on a one day journey to collect money, and memory.

The Day He Arrives (북촌방향)

Dir: Hong Sang-soo (2011, 79 mins)
Cast: Yu Jun-sang, Song Sun-mi, Kim Bo-kyung, Kim Sang-joong
Thursday 6 Apr 2023, 7pm | Reserve here

The Day He Arrives

Seongjun (Yu Jun-sang) heads to Seoul to meet a close friend who lives in the Bukchon area. When the friend doesn’t answer his calls, Seongjun wanders around Bukchon and runs into an actress he used to know. The two talk for a while, but soon part. He makes his way down to Insadong and drinks makgeolli (rice wine) by himself. Some film students at another table ask him to join them-Seongjun used to be a film director. He soon gets drunk and heads for his ex-girlfriend’s house.

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