Jang Sun-woo

It’ll be good to get another chance to see this classic movie. Thanks to the KCC for programming it. A Petal (꽃잎) Director: Jang Sun-woo (1996, 101 mins) Cast: Moon Sung-keun, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Young-ran, Yoo Soon-chul Original novel by Choe Yun 10 May 2018 7:00 pm, KCCUK. Book via EventBrite Stumbling along rivers and […]

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Controversy in Korean Literature: Hailji on Road to the Racetrack

by Events Editor 30 October 2014
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What a great way to warm up for the London Korean Film Festival. Artist Talk: Think !n Literature Film Screening & Talk: Controversy in Korean Literature Wednesday 5 November │ 18:30-23:00 │ Korean Cultural Centre UK │ Speaker: Hailji, Author The Road to Racetrack RSVP to KCCUK on 0207 004 2600 or info@kccuk.org.uk We cordially […]

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Variations on Jang Sun-woo

by Philip Gowman 6 September 2010
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Tony Rayns tells us in his KOFIC book about Jang Sung-woo that he once interviewed the famous director naked in a jjimjilbang. Rayns’s documentary film about Jang, entitled the Jang Sung-woo Variations, is bookended by extracts from the interview, with Jang being given a relaxing back massage; and in between are other extracts of the […]

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Jang Sun-woo season: Lovers in Woomuk-baemi at the KCC

by Events Editor 20 August 2010
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The Jang Sun-woo season winds up on Thursday with one of koreanfilm.org’s top 10 films of the 1990s: Lovers in Woomukbaemi 7pm, Thursday 26th August Director: Jang Sun-woo Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Choi Myoung-gil Genre: Drama Certificate: 18 (South Korea) Running Time: 114 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, […]

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Jang Sun-woo Variations with Tony Rayns at the KCC

by Events Editor 18 August 2010
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The Jang Sun-woo season continues tomorrow at the KCC with the Jang Sun-woo Variations, followed by Q&A with Tony Rayns. Details below: The Jang Sun-woo Variations 7pm, Thursday 19th August Director: Tony Rayns Cast: Jang Sun-woo Genre: Documentary Certificate: Not rated Running Time: 118 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings […]

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Road to the Racetrack gets there before Hong Sang-soo

by Philip Gowman 13 August 2010
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Jang Sun-woo’s Road to the Racetrack: surprisingly entertaining for 140 minutes focusing on just two characters. Was their relationship just a fling, or is it for keeps? #. The film anticipates Hong Sang-soo’s output, and is more entertaining. Keywords: Directors: Jang Sun-woo

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Jang Sun-woo season at the KCC: full details

by Events Editor 10 August 2010
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Here’s the press release for the Jang Sun-woo season at the KCC this month. We’ve already had A Petal last week, and Road to the Racetrack is this week. Tony Rayns introduces his documentary on Jang the following week, while the another rarity, one of koreanfilm.org’s top 10 films of the 1990s, The Lovers of […]

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Jang Sun-woo season: Road to the Racetrack screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 10 August 2010
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August’s season of Jang Sung-woo films at the KCC continues this Thursday 12 August with Road to the Racetrack (1991): The Road to the Race Track 7pm, Thursday 12th August Director: Jang Sun-woo Cast: Kang Soo-yeon, Moon Sung-keun Genre: Drama Certificate: 18 (South Korea) Running Time: 140 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground […]

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Petal divides the audience

by Philip Gowman 5 August 2010
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Mixed reactions to Jang Sun-woo's Petal at the KCC last night, as part of the Jang Sun-woo month. Two people walked out, but some of us were crying. # Keywords: Titles: There a Petal Directors: Jang Sun-woo Other tags: Books on Screen

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Jang Sun-woo season: “A Petal” to screen at KCC

by Events Editor 4 August 2010
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Back in October 2008, a creative Korean traditional music group called Baramgot, led by composer-musician Won Il, gave a sparsely attended concert at St Giles Church Cripplegate. It was their first UK performance, and no-one knew quite what to expect. They blew us all away with their haunting, atmospheric music, and the concert was one […]

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The Avatamsaka Sutra: more Buddhist-themed film at the KCC

by Events Editor 17 April 2010
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Sometimes known as “Passage to Buddha”, The Avatamsaka Sutra (1993) from director Jang Sun-woo continues the Buddhist theme at the KCC this month. Tony Rayns explains: Hwa-om-kyung is the Korean name of the Avatamsaka Sutra, a Buddhist scripture from the 5th century BC. Ko Un’s novel of the same title is an imagined biography of […]

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