London East Asia Film Festival 2021 – the official press release

LEAFF today officially revealed its 2021 programme, with eight Korean movies in its schedule including Yoon Jae-keun’s 2021 thriller Spritwalker as the closing gala. Here’s the list of Korean films. THE PRAYER (간호중, 2020) Dir. Min Kyu-dong (Official Selection) AREUM MARRIED (박강아름 결혼하다, 2019) Dir. Areum Parkkang (Documentary) INTRODUCTION (인트로덕션, 2021) Dir. Hong Sang-soo (Official […]

Festival Film review: Spirit’s Homecoming

With the signing of the Comfort Women “deal” between Japan and South Korea in December 2015 – a deal signed without consulting the victims themselves – the issue of the wartime sex slaves once again came to the fore. While the inter-governmental negotiators were reaching the final stages of their deal-making, Cho Jung-rae’s long-term project […]