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Book launch: Film Korea

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023, 7pm - 8:20pm
KCCUK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | Register on Eventbrite
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Join authors Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham to launch their new book, Film Korea, a guide to the vibrant world of Korean Cinema.

Michael and Jake will be sharing a short, live talk about the creation of the book, which explores 30 key feature films from the history of Korean Cinema.

This will be followed by a chance to purchase a copy of Film Korea, and have it signed by the authors.

About the book

From smash hits such as Parasite to cult favourites Oldboy, The Handmaiden and Train to Busan, Korean cinema is a hotbed of creative talent and the force behind the most exciting, captivating filmmaking in the world right now.

In this essential guide to the country’s cinematic story, Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham – authors and hosts of the hit podcast Ghibliotheque – guide you through the must-see films from a century of Korean movies.

Exploring 30 movies, from the breakout hits to deeper cuts, hidden gems and future classics, Film Korea is a gateway to everything you need to know about the world of Korean cinema, combining reviews and director biographies with recommended further viewing and a catalogue of beautiful film stills and movie posters.

About the authors

Michael Leader is a film writer, curator, and co-creator of the animation-focused podcast series Ghibliotheque. He is co-author of the books Ghibliotheque: The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli and the Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide. His writing has appeared in the pages of Sight and Sound and Little White Lies magazines, and from 2019 to 2022, he was Series Producer and Commissioning Editor of the BBC iPlayer short-form documentary series Inside Cinema and Inside Games. He lives in Sussex with his partner and a small child.

Jake Cunningham is a writer and producer working across film, audio, digital and print media. He co-created the acclaimed podcast Ghibliotheque and co-wrote the books Ghibliotheque: The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli and the Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide. He has analysed cinema through video essays for the BBC, Prime Video and Little White Lies and writes about film for Empire Magazine, The I, NME and more. In 2021 his first animated fiction film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. He lives in London with his wife and their small dog.

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