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Shadow Flowers screens at Bertha Dochouse

Revealing a rarely discussed but strongly enforced law in South Korea, Shadow Flowers follows Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean woman, who finds herself trapped in South Korea, from where it is illegal to cross to the North. Desperate to return to her family and loved ones, Kim tried to smuggle herself out and even sought … [Read More]

In the Absence screens at ICA, with Q+A

Amid all the justified excitement about Parasite, let’s not forget that Korea has another film with an Oscar nomination this year. Its producer, Gary Byung-Seok Kam, is in town to answer your questions at a screening at the ICA this weekend. In the Absence Dir Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea / USA 2018, 29 min., Korean … [Read More]

Screening + Q+A: In the Absence

From the director / producer team that brought you Planet of Snail comes a documentary on the sinking of the Sewol: In the Absence (2018) with Gary Byung-Seok Kam (Producer) 6 February 2019, 7:15 – 8:30 PM SOAS | Brunei Gallery Room: BG01 | Online Registration required Grand Jury Award, DOC NYC 2018 Official selection, … [Read More]

Planet of Snail at the ICA

Hot on the heels of Arirang, the somewhat narcissistic documentary by Kim Ki-duk, comes the award-winning documentary Planet of Snail by Yi Seung-jun, which promises to be both moving and life-affirming. It was LKL’s film of the year last year, so we’re very glad to see that it’s got a UK release. Planet of Snail … [Read More]