KCC Film Club

This Thursday is rather too busy: a Shin Sang-ok film, a concert at the Royal Asiatic Society, the opening night of Terracotta, and a couple of private views of Korean art exhibitions. Via Alualuna, here’s a synopsis of the film, which will be screened at 7pm on 6 June. Registering in advance (via the KCC […]

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Note the different venue for the 4th Jeon Kyu-hwan screening this month

by Events Editor 22 September 2012
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The Jeon Kyu-hwan month rounds off with From Seoul to Varanasi, followed by director Q&A. Note that this screening is at Vue West End / Leicester Square, not the more usual Apollo Piccadilly. From Seoul to Varanasi (바라나시) Director: Jeon Kyu-hwan Cast: Dong-hwan Yoon, Shin Ye-an, Nigel D’Sa Running Time: 98 mins (Cert 18, South […]

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Jeon Kyu-hwan’s Town Trilogy is complete with Dance Town, Thursday at the KCC

by Events Editor 14 September 2012
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If you didn’t manage to catch Dance Town at the London Korean Film Festival last year, now’s your chance – as part of this month’s Jeon Kyu-hwan retrospective at the KCC: Dance Town (댄스 타운, 2010) 7pm, 20th Sept 2012 Director: Jeon Kyu-hwan Cast: Rha Mi-ran, Seong-tae Oh. Genre: Drama Certificate: 18 (South Korea) Nobody […]

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Mozart Town screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 3 September 2012
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September’s director at the KCC is Jeon Kyu-hwan. Not a well-known director in this country, but I’m rather looking forward to these particular screenings. Mozart Town (모차르트 타운, 2008) 7pm, 6th Sept 2012 Director: Jeon Kyu-hwan Cast: Gbato Blaise, Yoo-rang Joo and Seong-tae Oh Genre: Drama Certificate: 18 (South Korea). Nobody under the age of […]

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Come Rain Come Shine + director Q&A at the Apollo Piccadilly

by Events Editor 26 August 2012
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Rounding off Lee Yoon-ki month this Thursday is his most recent film: Come Rain, Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다, 2011) Director: Lee Yoon-ki Running Time: 105 min Screening Date: 6.30pm August 30, 2012 Theatre: Apollo Cinema Piccadilly LEE Yoon-Ki is a Director who has established a name for himself in both domestic and international markets […]

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Lee Yoon-ki’s My Dear Enemy screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 23 August 2012
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There are still seats available for Lee Yoon-ki’s My Dear Enemy (2008) this evening, which comes with LKL’s recommendation. And that’s not just because Cannes best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon is in it. My Dear Enemy (멋진 하루) Director: Lee Yoon-ki Running Time: 123 mins Screening Date: 7pm, 23 August, 2012 Theatre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK […]

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Love Talk screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 15 August 2012
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After all the hectic activity of the Olymic fortnight it’s time for something more restful. Lee Yoon-ki is a director that divides opinion, but on balance his delicate and restrained portraits have more admirers than detractors, as was evidenced by the packed house last week for This Charming Girl. Those who like something to happen […]

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Lee Joon-ik’s Sunny screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 19 June 2012
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This month’s screenings at the KCC show what a versatile director Lee Joon-ik is. After the famous King and the Clown and the musical buddy movie The Happy Life comes Sunny, set in the Vietnam War era – 21 June at the KCC. Director: LEE Joon-ik Running Time: 126 mins (Eng subtitles) Screening Date: 7PM, […]

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Song Il-gon’s Always: a well-made melodrama and nothing more

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2012
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If Always had been made by any other director I would not have minded. I would not have gone to see it either. But as it was made by Song Il-gon, I went along, and was sorely disappointed. It’s not that it’s a bad film of its genre. It’s well made and moving. The lead […]

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KCC’s 100th screening: Song Il-gon at the Apollo Piccadilly

by Events Editor 26 April 2012
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Having now enjoyed three of Song Il-gon’s films this month, we now reach the KCC’s 100th screening, Song Il-gon’s Always, followed by Q & A with the director himself. At the Apollo Piccadilly, this evening at 6:30pm. Song Il-gon: Always (오직 그대만) (2011) Starring: So Ji-sub, Han Hyo-joo Running Time: 105 min. (ENG Subs) Screening […]

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Song Il-gon’s Dance of Time at the KCC

by Events Editor 18 April 2012
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Song Il-gon month continues this week with Dance of Time. It’s the KCC’s 99th screening. Which means of course that next week’s Song Il-gon at the Apollo it will be the 100th. Be sure to come. And from Dance of Time, expect more dancing by the sea. The first two films this month have been […]

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Feathers in the Wind – the second Song Il-gon film at the KCC

by Events Editor 7 April 2012
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Feathers in the Wind is probably the Song Il-gon film that has generated the most positive press. So, if you enjoyed last week’s Flower Island as much as I did, you’re going to love this one. Feathers in the Wind (2005) 7pm, 12th April 2012 Director: Song Il-gon Cast: Hyeong-seong Jang, Yong-cheol Kim, So-yeon Lee […]

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Song Il-gon month kicks off with Flower Island

by Events Editor 4 April 2012
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This month’s going to be good. Don’t miss the four screenings of Song Il-gon’s movies this month. Visit Otherwhere for a quick run-down of why. Director: Song Il-gon Title: Flower Island (꽃섬, 2001) Running Time: 126 min Screening Date: 7:00pm, April 05, 2012 Theatre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK Synopsis: On a winter day, three women with […]

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One year, 12 directors, 59 films, 12 Q&As. What could be better?

by Events Editor 16 February 2012
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The KCC have announced their lineup for their much anticipated “Year of the Twelve Directors” – a season unimaginable a few years ago. A very simple concept: four films by the same director, each month giving a mini-retrospective, followed by a Q&A with the director. And a very well-balanced programme it is, featuring veteran directors […]

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E J-yong is February’s Director at the KCC. First up, An Affair

by Events Editor 28 January 2012
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After January’s successful focus on Lee Myung-se, February brings another Lee: E J-yong, or Lee Jae-yong (이재용). We start with An Affair (정사, 1998), starring Lee Mi-sook and Lee Jung-jae. It was one of the first Korean films I ever saw, at the 2001 London Korean Film Festival, and got me hooked on the Korean […]

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Rolling Home With a Bull – September’s second evening screening at the KCC

by Events Editor 15 September 2011
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Continuing the theme of films by female directors, the second screening this month is by Yim Soon-rye: Title: Rolling Home With a Bull Director: Yim Soon-rye Running Time: 106 mins Screening Date: 7pm, September 22, 2011 Number of Seats: 125 Theatre: Multi-purpose Hall Synopsis Seon-ho is a bachelor poet who returns to farming in a […]

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Words on Screen: Celebrating Paju the Bookcity — September daytime screenings at the KCC

by Events Editor 13 September 2011
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You’ve read the book, now watch the film. September’s daytime screenings celebrate screen adaptations of books. And there are some classics. The schedule is as follows: Mondays 12 noon: The Old Garden. 3pm: The Old Potter Tuesdays 12 noon: My Sassy Girl. 3pm: He Was Cool Wednesdays 12 noon: Portrait of a Beauty. 3pm: A […]

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