Kim Ki-young

The second in the KCC’s Rebels with a Cause season: The Sea Knows (현해탄은 알고 있다) Director: Kim Ki-young (1961, 119 mins) Cast: Woon-ha Kim, Sang-sa Lee, Ye-chun Lee 26 July 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Includes conversation between Danielle Capretti and Dr Mark Morris. In 1944, Japan is conscripting Koreans into the […]

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Brief review: Kim Ki-young – The Soil

by Philip Gowman 2 April 2018
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I’m not sure quite how to assess Kim Ki-young’s adaptation of Yi Kwang-su’s 500-page serial novel The Soil (흙, 1932-3). At 125 minutes, it doesn’t sound particularly long. But as we got up from our seats at the KCC last Thursday at around 9:15pm, it felt much later – maybe around 10:30pm. And that wasn’t […]

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Screening: Kim Ki-young’s The Soil

by Events Editor 8 March 2018
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This year the KCC’s first film screenings are adaptations of Korean novels. We start the season with Kim Ki-young’s adaptation of Yi Kwang-su’s 1932 novel 흙, variously known as The Soil, Earth or Peasants. Kim Ki-young: The Soil (흙 – 1978) Cast: Lee Hwa-si, Kim Jeong-cheol, Yeom Bok-soon, Nam Sung-hoon Thu 29 March 2018, 19:00 […]

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Kim Hong-joon: Two or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young

by Events Editor 31 January 2018
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Kim Hong-joon knows many more than two or three things about Kim Ki-young. Do not miss this talk. Two or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young, with Kim Hong-joon Thursday 22 February, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Register via Eventbrite The 5th of February marks the 20th anniversary […]

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A class apart: why Im Sang-soo loses to Kim Ki-young in the battle of The Housemaids

by Hong Nguyen 16 January 2012
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What really intrigued me about Kim Ki-young’s original Housemaid (1960) was when I read that the female audience were so incensed by the seducing housemaid’s character, that they stood up in cinema auditoriums and shouted: “Kill the wench!” I can’t help but think that a female watching Im Sang-soo’s 2010 remake would remark: “nice house.” […]

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Event news: Kim Ki-young’s Insect Woman screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 26 November 2011
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Having had some classic film from Lee Man-hee during this year’s festival, we now have the treat of Kim Ki-young’s Insect Woman (1972) on 1 December. It’s unfortunate that we have to choose between this and an interesting talk at the Japan Foundation. But this is Kim Ki-young, and the film is said to be […]

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Kim Ki-young’s debut film restored

by Philip Gowman 28 May 2011
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Kim Ki-young’s 1955 directorial debut “The Boxes of Death” found its way back to the big screen in Seoul, after being lost for more than a half-century. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2… Keywords: Directors: Kim Ki-young

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It’s finally happened: Housemaid on DVD

by Philip Gowman 30 July 2009
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It had to happen eventually. It’s been at the top of every Korean film buff’s most-wanted DVD release for longer than we can all remember. They’ve been working on polishing up the print and subtitles for rather too long. Versions of the film have been available at film festivals for a while – we saw […]

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Aimless bullet, scary housemaid and Korea’s modern history

by Philip Gowman 17 November 2008
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Two classic films from Korean cinema’s golden age provided a fascinating compare-and-contrast exercise last Monday night at the Barbican.

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The wait is over

by Philip Gowman 3 July 2008
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At least in part. No student of Korean film can call his or her education complete until they’ve seen some films by Kim Ki-Young. Until now, none of the films have been available on DVD. Alas, no Housemaid yet, but this new four-film boxed set includes Goryeojang (a.k.a. Burying Old Alive) (1963), Chungnyeo (a.k.a. The […]

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Book review: Kim Hong-joon: Kim Ki-young

by Philip Gowman 22 May 2007
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Kim Ki-young, Ed Kim Hong-joon KOFIC Korean Film Directors Series Seoul Selection, 2007 KOFIC’s enterprise in bringing out this series is greatly to be welcomed. This current instalment is particularly welcome as English-language materials on Kim Ki-young are few and far between. (Chris Berry’s web project, House of Kim Ki-young, seems to be out of […]

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Kim Ki-young retrospective in Paris

by Events Editor 22 December 2006

I’m afraid I’ve let you all down. There’s been a feast of film in Paris for the last few weeks at the Cinematheque: a retrospective of the great Kim Ki-young. It ends on Christmas Eve. One of the highlights would have been a round table on Kim, which included Bong Joon-ho, on 2 December. I […]

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