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, […]

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% […]

London East Asia Film Festival 2020

Fingers crossed: it looks like we might see some more great Korean movies in a real cinema in a Central London location before the year’s out, thanks to the London East Asia Film Festival. The festival also includes films from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. I’m particularly looking forward to Beauty Water: having caught […]

Korean short animations at LIAF

Once again we are grateful to LKL Facebook Group member Jordan for letting us know about some Korean (and one zainichi) animations that will be available online for a short while. We reproduce his post below for the benefit of those who don’t frequent the LKL FB group: London International Animation Festival The London International […]

Peninsula to get UK theatrical release

Well, the BFI London Film Festival wasn’t interested in any Korean films, but all credit to Frightfest for securing the zombie blockbuster Peninsula to open their festival on 22 October. Here’s the press release from the FrightFest website; UPDATE: unfortunately, since the festival has moved online-only as the pandemic situation has worsened, Peninsula will no […]

Memories of Murder: one-off screening

Curzon Home Cinemas are reviving Bong Joon-ho’s first two features – Barking Dogs Never Bite and Memories of Murder – for home viewing. The latter will also be getting a screening at the Curzon Bloomsbury in a new 4K restoration. It may have a wider release, but at the time of writing there’s only one […]