Leesong Hee-il

It was not so long ago that writing an article on queer cinema in Korea was a real struggle, for want of source material. Adam Hartzell does an excellent job in his 2002 Film Journal article Queer Pal for the Straight Gal, referencing films such as Wanee and Junah, Bungee Jump, Memento Mori and others. […]

{ 1 comment }

Lee Song Hee-il trilogy to screen at the BFI

by Events Editor 27 February 2013
Thumbnail image for Lee Song Hee-il trilogy to screen at the BFI

Last year at the London Korean Film Festival we were scheduled to see White Night by Lee Song Hee-il (이송희일), but at the last minute the film was pulled so that it could have its European debut at the Berlin Festival in 2013. But now in compensation we are to see the film, together with […]

Read the full article →

White Night pulled from LKFF 2012 programme

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2012
Thumbnail image for White Night pulled from LKFF 2012 programme

Sadly White Night (백야, LeeSong Hee-il 2012), the only queer-themed film on LKFF programme this year, has been pulled at the last minute. According to Otherwhere, the 70 minute feature was inspired by the real life case of a homophobic street assault. The film, which first showed at the Jeonju International Film Fest in April […]

Read the full article →