Korean Film Nights: In Transit

In a special collaboration with Bertha DocHouse and Birkbeck University, the KCCUK presents a journey into contemporary Korean documentary. Two of the screenings are online (free) and two at the Bertha Dochouse in Brunswick Square. We’re particularly looking forward to the opportunity of seeing the second instalment of Kim Soyoung’s Exile trilogy, having caught the […]

LKFF Summer Teaser screenings and discussion

The KCC’s exciting lineup of teaser screenings for the 2021 London Korean Film Festival starts on 17 June. Discover the best in contemporary Korean Cinema. Films showing are Hong Eui-jeong’s beautifully shot Voice of Silence – which screened at the Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year – action-packed Korean megahit Deliver Us From Evil and stylish […]

LKFF Teaser Screening: Deliver Us From Evil

The first London teaser screening of the year (though Sheffield beat us to it by one week). It’s nice that things gradually seem to be getting less abnormal… Deliver Us From Evil (다만 악에서 구하소서) Director: Hong Won-chan Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Choi Hee-seo Genesis Cinema, 24 Jun 2021 6:00 pm | […]

[Sheffield] LKFF Teaser Screening: Voice of Silence

It’s nice that the real-life teaser screenings have re-started. The Showroom Cinema in Sheffield hosts the first one this year, and the Genesis Cinema in London will follow with a different screening later this month. Voice of Silence (소리도 없이, 2020) Director: HONG Eui-jeong Cast: YOO Ah-in, YU Jae-myeong, MOON Seung-a, CHO Ha-seok Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, […]

Minari: a movie re-viewed

After my first viewing, I was wondering whether to recommend Minari to my friends and family. If I’d bought an expensive cinema ticket to see it then I would have only seen it once. However, I bought a ticket that licensed me to view it as many times as I wanted within a 24 hour […]

Assassins: the story of Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Thanks to Jason Verney for drawing our attention to this one. Available on demand / online for an unknown length of time, a documentary about the assassination of Kim Jong Nam. Details of where you can rent it can be found on the film’s website, www.assassins-film.co.uk Assassins Dir: Ryan White (2020, 1h 44m) Available online […]

Korean films at the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival

Disappointed that the BFI couldn’t find room for any Korean movies in their 2020 London Film Festival line-up? Well, Glasgow has stepped into the breach with a South Korean focus for their 2021 edition. Even better, they open the festival with the UK premiere of Lee Isaac Chung’s much talked-about Minari. The festival is 100% […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]