Terracotta Festival

I realise I’m a bit late posting this: I see from my traffic statistics that people are googling for this year’s Korean offerings, only to come up with my posts from prior years. So here are the three Korean films at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival this year, all of them very appealing in […]

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The Berlin File – so slick it’s really rather dull

by Philip Gowman 17 July 2013
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A plot which involves a dodgy international arms deal, a secret multibillion dollar bank account belonging to the extended family of Kim Jong-il and a power struggle in the wake of Kim Jong-un’s succession. A list of characters which includes operatives from the CIA, Mossad, and both North and South Korean security agencies, plus would-be […]

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The 2013 Terracotta Far East Film Festival line-up

by Saharial 15 May 2013
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Three Korean films including the hit thriller The Berlin File are included in the line-up for this year’s Terracotta Festival. Saharial reviews the schedule. It’s that fantastic time of the year again when the Terracotta Film Festival hits London, and the line up announced last week is really exciting, especially when tied in with the […]

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Kim Jeong-hoon’s A Petty Romance: a pleasant way to spend two hours

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2012
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A Petty Romance (쩨쩨한 로맨스, 2010) is one of those gentle romantic comedies which Korea seems to do so well. Charming, easy-going, and despite the story line – the composition of an adult manga – not particularly risqué. Written and directed by first-timer Kim Jeong-hoon it’s nothing to rave about but it’s a very pleasant […]

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Saharial at the Terracotta Festival: Dancing Queen

by Saharial 23 April 2012
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This second film of the Korean Breakfast Club double bill was a comedy with a little more social punch, dealing with gender roles in Korean society, politics and show business. The story focuses on Jung-Hwa (Uhm Jung Hwa), once known as the Madonna of Shinchon, who once dreamed of being a singer before marrying her […]

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Saharial at the Terracotta Festival: Couples

by Saharial 21 April 2012
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Couples (Jeong Yong-Ki, S. Korea, 2011) is not an easy storyline to explain, but that is perhaps one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. A remake of the film Stranger of Mine (Ken Uchida, Japan 2005), the main action takes place during one day as we follow the story of several couples and […]

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Saharial at the Terracotta Festival: Arirang

by Saharial 15 April 2012
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Finally! I had been hoping to see this along with a Q&A at the London Korean Film Festival last year, but it never materialised much to my disappointment. Kim Ki-duk, despite a rather misogynistic approach on occasion to his female characters on film, is one of the Korean directors whose work I really enjoy. Ever […]

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Saharial at the Terracotta Festival: My Way

by Saharial 14 April 2012
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My Way, directed by Kang Je-gyu (Taegukgi) and with a pan Asian cast was the selected opening night film for the Terracotta Asian Film Festival. And whilst the top class cast of Jang Dong-gun (Taegukgi, Friend), Joe Odagiri (Azumi, Shinobi) and Fan Bingbing (Shaolin, Flashpoint) sounded very promising, I had heard from some of my […]

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Korean Film at the Terracotta Festival

by Events Editor 8 April 2012
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The Terracotta Far East Film Festival gets more exciting every year. For K-film followers, there are four UK premieres plus two short horror films. And of course there’s plenty of non-Korean stuff as well. For those who come along to watch the double bill at the Korean Breakfast Club on Sunday morning, there will be […]

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Booking is now open for the Terracotta Far East Film Festival

by Events Editor 21 March 2012
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The Terracotta Far East Film Festival gets more exciting every year. For K-film followers, there are four UK premieres plus two short horror films. And of course there’s plenty of non-Korean stuff as well. For those who come along to watch the double bill at the Korean Breakfast Club on Sunday morning, there will be […]

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3rd Terracotta Festival, 5-8 May

by Events Editor 24 April 2011
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Two Korean films are included in the Terracotta Festival: Man of Vendetta 파괴된 사나이, Friday 6th May 19.35. A thriller directed by Woo Min-Ho about Pastor Ju Young-su (Kim Myung-Min), a man of rock solid faith whose life is shattered when his 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped. He seeks God with desperate prayers for her safe […]

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“Antique” to screen at Terracotta Film Fest

by Events Editor 1 May 2010
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Now in its second year, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is 6-9 May 2010. The there’s loads of great films to see, and the Korean interest is provided by Antique on Saturday 8 May 2010 at 13:15 at the Prince Charles Cinema. LKL’s Saharial called it “a delicious slice of feel-good cinema“: Screening: Saturday […]

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Korean film at the Terracotta film festival

by Events Editor 7 May 2009
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The new kid on the block when it comes to Asian film is Terracotta. They launched themselves last November by securing the rights to Im Pil-sung’s horror film Hansel and Gretel (which screens at the KCC later this month – 28 May), and they’re making a splash at the Prince Charles this month with the […]

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