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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Treeless Mountain gets theatrical release

Treeless Mountain, one of the quiet successes of the London Korean Film Festival by director Kim So-yong, will be getting a UK theatrical release on 8 January 2010. Synopsis When their mother needs to leave in order to find their estranged father, seven-year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their … [Read More]

London Korean Film Festival 2009

The schedule is up on the Barbican website, and it’s a great range of the latest hits together with a retrospective of one of the classic directors. Text from the Barbican website, where you can also buy tickets: Thursday 5 Nov, 7pm: Park Chan-wook: Thirst, with introduction by the director. I think this is the … [Read More]

Kim So-yong: In Between Days

If you’re looking for some light entertainment to take your mind off things after a hard day at the office, So Yong Kim’s In Between Days is probably not for you. Like much non mainstream cinema, it demands effort from you. Plot-wise, there’s not much to report. It’s a teenage Korean girl growing up in … [Read More]

Kim Soyong at the Birds Eye View film festival

From the website of the Birds Eye View Film Festival, a festival of emerging woman filmmakers: In Between Days So Yong Kim, Canada/Korea, 2006, 85′ event total 95′ Subtitled Friday 9th March ICA CINEMA 2: 8.30PM Monday 12th March ICA CINEMA 2: 8.30PM “A slow-burning and memorable gem on the loneliness of a stranger in … [Read More]