Park Kwang-su

The KCC announces its first group of screenings for 2019 – three early movies from the Korean New Wave. It’s nice that they’ve got three screenings in January – a month that has been something of a cultural drought for the KCC in recent years. Shifting Landscape The release of Park Kwang-Su’s 1988 film Chil-su […]

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Meet Mr Daddy, and Park Kwang-su, at the Apollo, 29 March.

by Events Editor 26 March 2012
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Park Kwang-su month wraps up with what seems to be a break from the past. Meet Mr Daddy (2007, also known as Shiny Day, 눈부신 날에) was his comeback film, eight years after Uprising. And judging by the trailer it’s a feelgood drama, completely unlike the more serious socially aware films of the 80s and […]

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A Single Spark at the KCC

by Events Editor 20 March 2012
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Park Kwang-su month continues at the KCC with the story of Jeon Tae-il. We’re back on an upward trajectory after last week’s Uprising. A Single Spark (1995) 7pm, 12th March 2012 Director: Park Kwang-su Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Hong Kyoung-in, Kim Bo-kyeong Genre: Political drama Certificate: 15 Running Time: 96 min Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre […]

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Park Kwangsu at the KCC #2: The Uprising

by Events Editor 15 March 2012
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The attractions of today’s second screening of Park Kwang-su month include Lee Jeong-jae in period costume and a brief glimpse of Shim Eun-ha dressed as one of Jeju Island’s famous diving women. But in general people find this particular movie as dull as ditchwater. The Uprising (1999) Director: Park Kwangsu Running Time: 110 mins Date: […]

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Park Kwang-su month kicks off with Chilsu and Mansu, 8 March

by Events Editor 5 March 2012
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The schedule for this month is as follows: 8th: Chilsu and Mansu (1988) 15th: The Uprising (1999) 22nd: A Single Spark (1995) 29th: Meet Mr Daddy (2007) (at the Apollo, with Q&A afterwards) For me, the film I’m most looking forward to out of all the films to be screened this year, at least for […]

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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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