Song Il-gon

If Always had been made by any other director I would not have minded. I would not have gone to see it either. But as it was made by Song Il-gon, I went along, and was sorely disappointed. It’s not that it’s a bad film of its genre. It’s well made and moving. The lead […]

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KCC’s 100th screening: Song Il-gon at the Apollo Piccadilly

by Events Editor 26 April 2012
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Having now enjoyed three of Song Il-gon’s films this month, we now reach the KCC’s 100th screening, Song Il-gon’s Always, followed by Q & A with the director himself. At the Apollo Piccadilly, this evening at 6:30pm. Song Il-gon: Always (오직 그대만) (2011) Starring: So Ji-sub, Han Hyo-joo Running Time: 105 min. (ENG Subs) Screening […]

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Song Il-gon’s Feathers in the Wind: delicate and moving

by Philip Gowman 18 April 2012
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The second Song Il-gon screening this month lived up to my high expectations. Feathers in the Wind has many similarities Song Il-gon’s beautiful debut Flower Island but still contains plenty that provokes thought in its own right. Like Flower Island, the destination is a southern island – this time the real island of Udo off […]

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Song Il-gon’s Dance of Time at the KCC

by Events Editor 18 April 2012
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Song Il-gon month continues this week with Dance of Time. It’s the KCC’s 99th screening. Which means of course that next week’s Song Il-gon at the Apollo it will be the 100th. Be sure to come. And from Dance of Time, expect more dancing by the sea. The first two films this month have been […]

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Feathers in the Wind – the second Song Il-gon film at the KCC

by Events Editor 7 April 2012
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Feathers in the Wind is probably the Song Il-gon film that has generated the most positive press. So, if you enjoyed last week’s Flower Island as much as I did, you’re going to love this one. Feathers in the Wind (2005) 7pm, 12th April 2012 Director: Song Il-gon Cast: Hyeong-seong Jang, Yong-cheol Kim, So-yeon Lee […]

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Flower Island: beautiful, magical, weird

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2012
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Song Il-gon’s debut feature Flower Island. I didn’t have much of a clue what it was about. But it was beautiful, magical, and a little bit weird. Great performances from all concerned. Links: Full-length reviews at Otherwhere | Koreanfilm.org | Love HK Film Keywords: Directors: Song Il-gon Event tags: 12 Directors – Song Il-gon | […]

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Song Il-gon month kicks off with Flower Island

by Events Editor 4 April 2012
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This month’s going to be good. Don’t miss the four screenings of Song Il-gon’s movies this month. Visit Otherwhere for a quick run-down of why. Director: Song Il-gon Title: Flower Island (꽃섬, 2001) Running Time: 126 min Screening Date: 7:00pm, April 05, 2012 Theatre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK Synopsis: On a winter day, three women with […]

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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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