Lee Yoon-ki

Lee Yoon-ki (이윤기) This Charming Girl (여자, 정혜, 2004, 99 mins). Review by Robert Cottingham. You know how people talk about reality TV, even though there is nothing ‘real’ about it? Well, if you wanted to see actual reality, the sheer day-to-day mundane-ness of the average person’s life, then this film is the closest you […]

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Come Rain Come Shine: beautifully restrained or just a little bit wet?

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2012
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There is a narrow dividing line between a movie which paints a delicate, nuanced portrait of characters who have subtle and restrained emotions, and a movie in which you want to just punch everyone in the face for being so wet. Come Rain, Come Shine is a movie which is on that dividing line, perhaps […]

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Come Rain Come Shine + director Q&A at the Apollo Piccadilly

by Events Editor 26 August 2012
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Rounding off Lee Yoon-ki month this Thursday is his most recent film: Come Rain, Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다, 2011) Director: Lee Yoon-ki Running Time: 105 min Screening Date: 6.30pm August 30, 2012 Theatre: Apollo Cinema Piccadilly LEE Yoon-Ki is a Director who has established a name for himself in both domestic and international markets […]

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Lee Yoon-ki’s My Dear Enemy screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 23 August 2012
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There are still seats available for Lee Yoon-ki’s My Dear Enemy (2008) this evening, which comes with LKL’s recommendation. And that’s not just because Cannes best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon is in it. My Dear Enemy (멋진 하루) Director: Lee Yoon-ki Running Time: 123 mins Screening Date: 7pm, 23 August, 2012 Theatre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK […]

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Lee Yoon-ki’s Love Talk captures the drifting, rootless nature of an immigrant community

by Philip Gowman 22 August 2012
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Lee Yoon-ki is a director who divides opinion. He is known for his delicate, nuanced character portraits which delight many an art-house enthusiast but which for those who like things to happen in their movies are a big turnoff. Love Talk will appeal to those who are in between. Love Talk (2006) is Lee’s second […]

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Love Talk screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 15 August 2012
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After all the hectic activity of the Olymic fortnight it’s time for something more restful. Lee Yoon-ki is a director that divides opinion, but on balance his delicate and restrained portraits have more admirers than detractors, as was evidenced by the packed house last week for This Charming Girl. Those who like something to happen […]

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Lee Yoon-ki’s “Come Rain, Come Shine” at the Pan Asian Film Festival

by Events Editor 15 March 2012
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Later this year Lee Yoon-ki will be one of the KCCUK’s featured directors. Lee is known for his quiet, slow-burn dramas since his debut This Charming Girl in 2004. Come Rain Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다) is his latest, starring Hyun Bin (in one of his last roles before his national service) and Lim Soo-jung […]

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One year, 12 directors, 59 films, 12 Q&As. What could be better?

by Events Editor 16 February 2012
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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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