Brief review: Lee Seok-hoon’s Himalaya

What do Himalaya (Lee Seok-hoon, 2015), Possessed (Lee Yong-ju, 2009) and A Better Tomorrow (Song Hae-seong, 2012) have in common? They are all Korean films which I have gone to a screening room or theatre to watch but couldn’t be bothered to stay to the end. When you pop a DVD into the machine at […]

Event news: The Pirates screens at the KCC

The third screening of the year at the KCC. It would be rude to miss this one. The Pirates (해적: 바다로 간 산적) Dir Lee Seok Hoon (2014) 130 mins 25 February 2016, 7pm Register on the KCC website Just 15 days after the founding of the Kingdom of Joseon, an ambassadorial ship is carrying […]

Saharial at the Terracotta Festival: Dancing Queen

This second film of the Korean Breakfast Club double bill was a comedy with a little more social punch, dealing with gender roles in Korean society, politics and show business. The story focuses on Jung-Hwa (Uhm Jung Hwa), once known as the Madonna of Shinchon, who once dreamed of being a singer before marrying her […]