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London Korean Film Festival 2023: the detailed schedule

The KCC yesterday announced the detailed schedule for this year’s London Korean Film Festival. The table below is updated whenever we spot changes on or the various venue websites and it’s best to check those primary sources to be sure of final details (we find sometimes that screening times can sometimes change after initial announcement).

Note that while the official dates of the festival are 2 – 16 November, which is when the opening and closing galas are screening, there’s a late straggler which will be screening on 21 Nov.

London Korean Film Festival 2023

Date: Thursday 2 November - Tuesday 21 November 2023
Various venues

Tickets: Various | Ticket links below
LKFF2023 logo

Here’s one-page listing of all the films at the 2023 London Korean Film Festival. Click on the various links to go to the relevant page on the festival website for plot summaries and ticket details.

Time Title Strand
BFI = BFI Southbank | ICA = Institute of Contemporary Arts | PHC = Picturehouse Central | GC = Garden Cinema | CL = Ciné Lumière | Gen = Genesis Cinema | Rio = Rio Cinema | Rmix = Rich Mix
Thursday 2 November
6:00pm BFI A Normal Family + Q&A (보통의 가족, 2023, 116 mins)
Dir: Hur Jin-ho
Cast: Sul Kyung-gu, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Hee-ae, Claudia Kim
Opening gala
Friday 3 November
6:00pm PHC One Fine Spring Day + Q&A (봄날은 간다, 2001, 113 mins)
Dir: Hur Jin-ho
Cast: Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Young-ae
Special Screenings
Saturday 4 November
6:30pm Rmix Open the Door (오픈 더 도어, 2022, 72 mins)
Dir: Chang Hang-jun
Cast: Lee Soon-won, Seo Young-joo, Kim Soo-jin
Cinema Now
8:15pm BFI Phantom (유령, 2022, 133 mins)
Dir: Lee Hae-young
Cast: Sul Kyung-gu, Lee Hanee, Park So-dam, Park Hae-soo, Seo Hyun-woo
Cinema Now
Sunday 5 November
3:20pm GC KAFA Shorts: A Midsummer’s Fantasia KAFA Focus
  • 2001 Imagine (2001 이매진, Dir: Jang Joon-hwan, 1994, 31 mins)
  • Scissors (가위, Dir: Lee Gi-cheol, 1998, 15 mins)
  • The Distance Between Us (윤리거리규칙, Dir: Lee Junggon, 2016, 27 mins)
  • Hz (헤르츠, Dir: Bong Joon-young, 2016, 11 mins)
  • Giant’ Room (거인의 방 animation, Dir: Kim Si-jin, 2012, 11 mins)
  • Love Glitch (사랑의 방식, Dir: Lee Kwang-ho, 2019, 26 mins)
5:00pm PHC I Haven’t Done Anything (좋.댓.구, 2023, 80 mins)
Dir: Park Sang-min
Cast: Oh Tae-kyung, Kim Jae-heung, Maeng Sang-yeoul, Choi Bo-min, Park Ji-hoon
Cinema Now
6:00pm GC Tinker Ticker (들개, 2013, 102 mins)
Dir: Kim Jung-hoon
Cast: Byun Yo-han, Park Jeong-min, Lim Ji-su
KAFA Focus
6:00pm BFI Innocent Witness (증인, 2018, 129 mins)
Dir: Lee Han
Cast: Jung Woo-sung, Kim Hyang-gi, Lee Kyu-hyung
Tuesday 7 November
8:30pm Rmix KAFA Shorts KAFA Focus
  • Container (컨테이너, Dir: Kim Se-in, 2018, 27 mins)
  • Don’t Step Out of the House (남매의 집, Dir: Jo Sung-hee, 2008, 43 mins)
  • La (라, Dir: Lee Soo-yeon, 1998, 26 mins)
  • High School Girls (여고생이다, Dir: Park Ji-Wan, 2008, 16 mins
  • My Small Doll House (나의 작은 인형상자, Dir: Jung Yu-mi, 2006, 8 mins)
Wednesday 8 November
6:30pm ICA Soulmate (소울메이트, 2020, 124 mins)
Dir: Min Yong-keun
Cast: Kim Da-mi, Jeon Sonee, Byeon Woo-seok
Cinema Now
8:00pm PHC Greenhouse (비닐하우스, 2022, 100 mins)
Dir: Lee Sol-hui
Cast: Kim Seo-hyung, Yang Jae-sung
Cinema Now
Thursday 8 November
6:30pm ICA Nocturne (녹턴, 2019, 97 mins)
Dir: Jeong Gwanjo
With: Eun Seongho, Eun Geongi, Son Minseo
Genre: Documentary
8:00pm PHC Hail to Hell + Q&A (지옥만세, 2022, 109 mins)
Dir: Lim Oh-jeong
Cast: Oh Woo-ri, Bang Hyo-rin, Jung Yi-ju, Park Sung-hoon
Cinema Now
Friday 10 November
3:30pm KCC KAFA Forum
with directors Lim Oh-jeong and Kim Min-ju
KAFA Focus
6:30pm ICA A Wing and a Prayer (동에 번쩍 서에 번쩍, 2022, 101 mins)
Dir: Lee Kwang-kuk
Cast: Yeo Seol-hee, Woo Hwa-jeong, Seo Ji-an
Indie Talent
8:00pm PHC Mother Land (엄마의 땅: 그리샤와 숲의 주인, 2023, 68 mins)
Dir: Park Jae-beom
Cast: Lee Yun-ji, Kim Seo-young, Kang Gil-woo, Kim Ye-eun
Genre: Stop-motion animation
KAFA Focus
Saturday 11 November
3:45pm Rio Women’s Voices Shorts + Q&A Women’s Voices
  • My Little Aunt (꼬마이모, Dir: An Sunyou, 2022, 28 mins)
  • A Room of Two Women’s Own (두 여자의 방, Dir: Joan Ji Yey Hui , 2022, 25 mins)
  • My Annoying Mother (엄마 극혐, Dir: Lee Hyeji, 2022, 30 mins)
  • How to Get Your Man Pregnant (안 할 이유 없는 임신, animation, dir: Noh Gyeongmu, 2023, 30 mins)
6:00pm PHC A Table for Two + Q&A (두 사람을 위한 식탁, 2022, 89 mins)
Dir: Kim Boram
Cast: Park Chae-young, Park Sang-ok
Genre: Documentary
Women’s Voices
8:20pm ICA A Wild Roomer (괴인, 2022, 136 mins)
Dir: Lee Jeong-hong
Cast: Park Gil-hong, Ahn Ju-min, Jeon-gil, Lee Gi-ppeum
Indie Talent
Sunday 12 November
2:30pm ICA Our Body (아워 바디, 2018, 95 mins)
Dir: Han Ka-ram
Cast: Choi Hee-seo, Ahn Ji-hye, Kim Jung-young, Noh Susanna, Lee Jae-in
KAFA Focus
3:45pm Rio Corydoras (코리도라스, 2021, 87 mins)
Dir: Ryu Hyung-seok
Cast: Park Dong-soo, Kim Jin-san
Genre: Documentary
6:10pm CL A Letter from Kyoto + Q&A (교토에서 온 편지, 2022, 102 mins)
Dir: Kim Min-ju
Cast: Han Seon-hwa, Cha Mi-kyeong, Han Chae-a, Song Ji-hyun
Indie Talent
Monday 13 November
6:30pm Rio Riceboy Sleeps (라이스보이 슬립스, 2022, 117 mins)
Dir: Anthony Shim
Cast: Choi Seung-yoon, Ethan Hwang, Dohyun Noel Hwang
Special Screenings
8:15pm CL Flowers of Mold (너를 줍다, 2022, 103 mins)
Dir: Shim Hye-jung
Cast: Kim Jae-kyung, Hyun Woo, Kim Ryul-ha, Kim Shin-young
Indie Talent
Tuesday 14 November
6:30pm Rio The Summer (그 여름, 2023, 61 mins)
Dir: Han Ji-won
Cast: Yoon Ah-yeong, Song Ha-rim
Genre: Animation
Women’s Voices
8:15pm CL INGtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls (잉투기, 2013, 98 mins)
Dir: Um Tae-hwa
Cast: Eom Tae-goo, Ryu Hye-young, Kwon Yul, Kim Joon-bae
KAFA Focus
Wednesday 15 November
6:30pm CL Walk Up (탑, 2022, 97 mins)
Dir: Hong Sangsoo
Cast: Kwon Haehyo, Lee Hyeyoung, Song Sunmi, Cho Yunhee, Park Miso, Shin Seokho
Cinema Now
Thursday 16 November
6:00pm BFI Dr. Cheon And The Lost Talisman (천박사 퇴마 연구소: 설경의 비밀, 2023, 98 mins)
Dir: Kim Seong-sik
Cast: Gang Dong-won, Huh Joon-ho, Esom, Lee Dong-hwi, Kim Jong-soo, Park Soi
Closing gala
Tuesday 21 November
6:20pm ICA My Lovely Angel + Q&A (내겐 너무 소중한 너, 2021, 100 mins)
Dir: Lee Chang-won, Kwon Sung-mo
Cast: Jin Goo, Jung Seo-yeon

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