Jeong Ji-yeong

The KCC announces its first group of screenings for 2019 – three early movies from the Korean New Wave. It’s nice that they’ve got three screenings in January – a month that has been something of a cultural drought for the KCC in recent years. Shifting Landscape The release of Park Kwang-Su’s 1988 film Chil-su […]

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Screening: White Badge + Ahn Jung-hyo Q+A

by Events Editor 18 March 2018
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Jeong Ji-yeong’s adaptation of Ahn Jung-hyo’s Vietnam War novel is the third in the KCCUK’s Korean Novels on Screen season of screenings. Director Jeong came to London back in 2010 to talk about this movie. LKL’s write-up can be found here. White Badge (하얀전쟁) Director: Chung Ji-young (1992, 124 mins) Cast: Ahn Sung-ki, Lee Gyoung-young, […]

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White Badge: Korea and the Vietnamese War

by Philip Gowman 13 July 2010
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In a year that we remember the 60th anniversary of the first post-WW2 US military involvement in Asia, it was a great idea to invite Director Jeong Ji-yeong (정지영) to the UK. Jeong is known for a number of well-received films, including Nambugun, a film which gives a nuanced view of the Korean War from […]

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A surprise screening of ‘White Badge’ with Director Chung Ji-young

by Events Editor 26 April 2010
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As previously announced, Chung Ji-young had a retrospective last weekend at Cambridge. Director Chung has been persuaded to stay in the UK a bit longer. Accordingly, a surprise screening of ‘White Badge’ is taking place in the multi-purpose hall of the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with […]

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Korea at War: A Retrospective of Chung Ji-Young’s Films

by Events Editor 16 April 2010
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Details of a mini Korean film festival in Cambridge. Well worth going to. Friday 23 April & Saturday 24 April, 2010 Robinson College, Cambridge Korea at War: A Retrospective of Chung Ji-Young’s Films To mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, Robinson College is pleased to present a retrospective of films […]

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Fallen heroes – two contrasting Korean war films

by Philip Gowman 2 July 2009
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June last year at the KCC saw the screening of two contrasting Korean War films from the 21st century. This year we saw two contrasting films from the last century, with very different perspectives. Lee Man-hee’s The Marines who Never returned takes a heroic look at the South Korean forces as the allied troops move […]

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Nambugun – the first of two Korean War films this month at the KCC

by Events Editor 9 June 2009
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In the first of two films selected to mark the anniversary of the start of the Korean War on 25 June 1950, the KCC will be screening Jeong Ji-yeong’s Nambugun (North Korean Partisans in South Korea, 남부군) on Thursday 11 June, 7pm. The 1990 film, with screenplay by director Jang Sun-woo, stars Ahn Sung-ki and […]

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Korea’s least-known best films?

by Mark Morris 13 May 2009
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Mark Morris from Cambridge University’s Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies discusses two films shown at the Barbican on Sunday. The International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF) chose the Barbican Centre for its venue between 7-17 May. Two remarkable Korean films stood out among an eclectic mix of documentary and narrative films. The 1949 Hometown […]

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Two rare Korean Buddhist films at the Barbican

by Events Editor 30 April 2009
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Details of screenings of two fine Korean films as part of the International Buddhist Film Festival at London’s Barbican

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