Lee Myung-se

The KCC have announced their lineup for their much anticipated “Year of the Twelve Directors” – a season unimaginable a few years ago. A very simple concept: four films by the same director, each month giving a mini-retrospective, followed by a Q&A with the director. And a very well-balanced programme it is, featuring veteran directors […]

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Duellist + Lee Myung-se Q&A

by Events Editor 22 January 2012
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The KCC’s Lee Myung-se month comes to an end on Thursday 26 January with a Q&A with the director himself after a screening of The Duellist. Note that to accommodate extra people, the screening is at the Apollo – and needs to be booked via the Apollo box office rather than the KCC reception. Note […]

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‘M’ is the second of Lee Myung-se’s films at the KCC this month

by Events Editor 10 January 2012
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Last week Lee Myung-se’s Nowhere to Hide got the KCC’s New Year film season off to a barnstorming start. This week we move on to M (2007), which was not so well received. “M is a film filled with gorgeous imagery, flights of fancy, and bursts of color,” says Darcy Pacquet in his review over […]

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January is Lee Myung-se month at the KCC

by Events Editor 3 January 2012
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The KCCUK has made some exciting changes to its free film screenings for 2012: The KCCUK Film night has extended to four screenings per month, with special monthly Q&A screening featuring some of Korea’s leading directors. The KCCUK kick this special year off with a a look at director Lee Myung-se with four screenings of […]

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Duellist the first film of 2011 at the KCC

by Events Editor 25 January 2011
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The theme for January and February at the KCC is period drama, and kicks off this Thursday with Lee Myung-se’s visually stylish romp The Duelist (형사). THE 62nd KOREAN FILM NIGHT At the Korean Cultural Centre UK Duelist (2005) 7pm, Thursday 27th January Director: Lee Myung-se Cast: Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won Genre:Period Drama Certificate: 12 […]

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Times critic not impressed by Ha Ji-won

by Philip Gowman 11 March 2007
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The Duelist was released in cinemas on Friday. In a way, I wish I’d gone to see it in preference to Kim So-yong’s In Between Days as I was in the mood for something a bit unchallenging. I’ve yet to find anyone to say it’s a great film, but lots of people enjoy the visuals. […]

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