LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #1: Winter’s Night

This looks like an interesting start to the KCC’s series of teaser screenings: Winter’s Night (겨울밤에) Director: Jang Woo-jin (2018, 98 mins) Starring: Yang Heung-ju, See Young-hwa Picturehouse Central, Monday 15th April 2019 | Book tickets Picturehouse Central welcomes back the London Korean Film Festival for a UK Premiere of Winter’s Night. One cold winter’s […]

Screening: Hyperbolae of Youth

LEAFF’s #KCinema100 series, a celebration of the centenary of Korean cinema, starts on Friday with Director Han Hyeong-Mo’s HYPERBOLAE OF YOUTH (1956), one of Korea’s earliest comedies. The screening is at London’s historic Cinema Museum, once home to the great Charlie Chaplin. The screening will be followed by a reception with Korean food and soju […]

4482-2019 – The Other Side of the Moon, @Bargehouse

The big group show of London-based Korean artists returns for its ninth iteration. Don’t miss it: it’s only there for a few days. 4482-2019: The Other Side of the Moon 28 March – 31 March 2019 Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH Open daily, 11am – 6pm, Admission free. 31 participating artists as well […]

Two Koreans documentaries win at London International Filmmaker Festival

Koreans scored two successes at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema awards ceremony in London this evening. Producer and curator Stephanie Seungmin Kim collected the award for Best Director of a Foreign Language Documentary Film for ‘Sleepers in Venice’, which gives a behind-the-scenes story of the planning and installation of the collateral group exhibition […]

Korean Crafts at Collect 2019

I always enjoy visiting Collect – and not just for the Korean exhibitors. Obviously, though, it’s the Korean galleries that attract my attention the most, and it’s good to see the Korean Craft and Design Foundation back for their sixth year. They always present a high quality selection of work; but for me the highlight […]

A look back at some of the films of 2018

A wide variety of genres was presented to the London audience this year, from the return of the romantic melodrama (Be With You) to big budget fantasy (Along with the Gods). We also saw #MeToo beginning to have an impact, not just in the themes of movies such as Land of Seonghye and Testimony but […]

Festival Film Review: The Return

I was as delighted as I was surprised when I saw that the London Korean Film Festival had selected The Return for its closing gala screening. The huge numbers of overseas adoptions from Korea is often a sidelined subject and understandably wouldn’t be a natural choice when showcasing Korean culture and arts. But the 2018 […]

Festival film review: This Charming Girl

Lee Yoon-ki (이윤기) This Charming Girl (여자, 정혜, 2004, 99 mins). Review by Robert Cottingham. You know how people talk about reality TV, even though there is nothing ‘real’ about it? Well, if you wanted to see actual reality, the sheer day-to-day mundane-ness of the average person’s life, then this film is the closest you […]

4482 2019: OPEN CALL for artists

Please find below the Call for Artists for Sasapari 4482 2019: 4482 2019: OPEN CALL for artists Exhibition: The Other side of the Moon 4482 is a multi-functional platform which exists to promote, integrate and celebrate new Korean Contemporary Art within the United Kingdom. The name was derived when it first began in 2007, the […]

Brief review: Comrade Kim goes Flying

The London East Asia Film Festival gives us the second chance this year to see Comrade Kim Goes Flying in the company of two of its directors, Nicholas Bonner and Anja Daelemans. The screening in March was in fact the UK premiere, which came almost six years after its international premiere in Toronto in early September […]