London Korean Film Festival 2019 – the detailed schedule

Here’s the detailed schedule for the London screenings in the London Korean Film Festival. You can find the press release here. Check for updates on the festival’s official website, koreanfilm.co.uk. Time Venue Screening Friday 1 November 19:00 RSC The Seashore Village + Q&A Saturday 2 November 12:00 PNX Astro Gardener 14:00 RSC A Day Off […]

London Korean Film Festival 2019: the official press release

Here is today’s official press release that announces the line-up for the 2019 London Korean Film Festival: The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) has launched its full programme of films and events for the upcoming 14th edition, taking place from 1st-14th November in London before embarking on the annual tour 18th-24th November. The Special Focus, […]

Boat Screening of The Host by Bong Joon-ho

Totally Thames this year is partnering with two organisations with Korean connections to provide some Korean cultural content for the river festival. Firstly, there’s Korean British Cultural Exchange, who organise the Kingston Korean Harvest Festival, who are bringing a community dance project to Kingston’s market square and to the Scoop outside City Hall on 14 […]

BTS “Bring the Soul” movie screenings

Can’t get enough of the world’s biggest boy band? Their latest movie will be screening on 7 and 10 August at various venues. Check out www.bringthesoulthemovie.com for details. According to Variety, “Bring the Soul” is expected to be similar in theme to 2018’s “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” which was a mixture of BTS’ live […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #4: Ode to the Goose

The fourth teaser of the season: Ode to the Goose (군산: 거위를 노래하다) European Premiere Director: Zhang Lu (2018, 121 min) Cast: Park Hae-il, Moon Sori, Jung Jin-yung, Park So-dam Monday 19 August 2019, 6:20pm Picturehouse Central | Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly Circus | London W1D 7DH | www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picturehouse_Central Tickets £7.90 […]

LEAFF open air screenings in Leicester Square

LEAFF is constantly coming up with new ideas to keep audiences involved and engaged throughout the year. This summer, they are hosting a two-day event of free open air screenings in Leicester Square. Sunday 28 July will feature four Chinese language screenings. LKL readers will be more interested in the screenings on Saturday 27 July, […]

Love without Boundaries: Oasis

One of LKL’s films of the noughties screens as the final movie in the Love without Boundaries season. Oasis (오아시스) Director: Lee Chang-dong (2002, 132 mins) Cast: Moon So-ri, Sul Kyung-gu, Ahn Nae-sang Thursday 8 August 2019, 7pm @KCCUK | Book here Jong-du (Sul Kyung-gu, Memoir of a Murderer), introduced to the viewer as he […]

Love without Boundaries: Wanee & Junah

This film has been on my to-watch list for around 15 years. Finally I might get to see it. Wanee & Junah Director: Kim Yong Gyun (2001, 114 mins) Cast: Kim Hee-sun, Joo Jin-mo, Cho Seung-woo, Choi Gang-hee, Kim Soo-jin Thursday 1 August 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here Wanee is a disenchanted animator […]

Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night

Another chance to see Oh Suyeon’s Blind Alley, along with Leesong Hee-il’s first short and more: this evening should be good. Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night Birkbeck Cinema, Thursday 25 July 2019 6:30 pm | Book here While homosexuality in South Korea is not illegal – outside of specific regulations relating to the military – […]

Love without Boundaries: The Hand of Fate

The third film in the KCC’s Love without Boundaries season is a classic Han Hyeong-mo movie: The Hand of Fate (운명의 손) Director: Han Hyeong-mo (1954, 85 mins) Cast: Yoon In-ja, Lee Hyang, Joo Seon-tae Thursday 18 July 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here The opening scenes of The Hand of Fate reveal the […]

An introduction to the Love Without Boundaries season of screenings

The KCC have provided the following press release that introduces the second season of screenings this year. The first season this year, Home Truths, was a great selection of movies, and if possible Love without Boundaries is even better: Love Without Boundaries Korean Film Nights continue with a second season for 2019 ‘Love Without Boundaries’ […]

Love without Boundaries: No Regret

Leesong Hee-il’s White Night trilogy was the highlight of the 2013 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Here’s an opportunity to see an earlier film: No Regret (후회하지 않아) Director: Leesong Hee-il (2006, 114mins) Cast: Kim Nam-gil, Lee Yeong-hoon, Kim Jung-hwa, Cho Hyun-chul Thursday 11 July 2019 7:00 pm | Book here At 18, Su-min […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #3: Fengshui

Looking forward to this one, as I happened across the location at the centre of this movie in my Korea trip last year. Fengshui (명당) Director: Park Hee-gon (2018, 126 mins) Cast: Cho Seung-woo, Ji Sung, Kim Sung-kyun, Baek Yoon-sik, Moon Chae-won Monday 22 July 2019, 7pm @ Regent Street Cinema | Book tickets From […]

Screening: Daily Bread + 50 Years of Silence

On UN International Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict Day, SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society will have a special film event celebrating Jan Ruff O’Herne, a survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery, and human rights campaigner. Jan was inspired in 1991 by the Korean grandmothers to tell her story – and to tell her […]