Love without Boundaries: Oasis

One of LKL’s films of the noughties screens as the final movie in the Love without Boundaries season. Oasis (오아시스) Director: Lee Chang-dong (2002, 132 mins) Cast: Moon So-ri, Sul Kyung-gu, Ahn Nae-sang Thursday 8 August 2019, 7pm @KCCUK | Book here Jong-du (Sul Kyung-gu, Memoir of a Murderer), introduced to the viewer as he […]

Love without Boundaries: Wanee & Junah

This film has been on my to-watch list for around 15 years. Finally I might get to see it. Wanee & Junah Director: Kim Yong Gyun (2001, 114 mins) Cast: Kim Hee-sun, Joo Jin-mo, Cho Seung-woo, Choi Gang-hee, Kim Soo-jin Thursday 1 August 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here Wanee is a disenchanted animator […]

Love without Boundaries: The Hand of Fate

The third film in the KCC’s Love without Boundaries season is a classic Han Hyeong-mo movie: The Hand of Fate (운명의 손) Director: Han Hyeong-mo (1954, 85 mins) Cast: Yoon In-ja, Lee Hyang, Joo Seon-tae Thursday 18 July 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here The opening scenes of The Hand of Fate reveal the […]

Love without Boundaries: No Regret

Leesong Hee-il’s White Night trilogy was the highlight of the 2013 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Here’s an opportunity to see an earlier film: No Regret (후회하지 않아) Director: Leesong Hee-il (2006, 114mins) Cast: Kim Nam-gil, Lee Yeong-hoon, Kim Jung-hwa, Cho Hyun-chul Thursday 11 July 2019 7:00 pm | Book here At 18, Su-min […]

Love without Boundaries: A Girl At My Door

The first screening in the Love without Boundaries season was the hit of the 2014 festivals: A Girl at my Door (도희야) Director: July Jung (2014, 119 mins) Cast: Bae Doona, Kim Sae Ron, Song Sae Byuk Thursday 4 July 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve your seat Following a personal scandal which disgraces her […]

Home Truths season: My Mother and her Guest

The final screening in the current Home Truths season is Shin Sang-ok’s classic weepie My Mother and her Guest. We loved it when it screened at the LKFF twelve years ago. My Mother and her Guest (사랑방 손님과 어머니) Director: Shin Sang-ok (1961, 102mins) Cast: Choi Eun-hee, Jeon Young-sun, Kim Jin-gyu, Han Eun-jin, Do Kum-bong […]

Home Truths season: Woman of Fire

The fifth screening in the Home Truths season brings one of Kim Ki-young’s remakes of his classic Housemaid. Woman of Fire (화녀) Director: Kim Ki-young (1971, 98mins) Cast: Youn Yuh-jung, Jeon Gye-hyeon, Nam Koong Won 13 June 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve your seat Woman of Fire sees Kim Ki-young remake his stunning classic […]

Home Truths season: Lies

This X-rated movie was one of the first Korean films LKL’s editor saw, when it had a theatrical release in London in the early noughties. It doesn’t get screened often and it’s worth catching to see one of Jang Sunwoo’s more controversial films. Lies (거짓말) Dir: Jang Sunwoo (2000, 112 mins) Cast: Lee Sang-hyeon, Kim […]

Home Truths season: The Room Nearby

The third screening in the Home Truths season look like an interesting one: The Room Nearby (그녀들의 방) Director: Ko Tae-Jeong (2009, 106 mins) Cast: Jung Yu-mi, Ye Soo-jung, Heo Eun-kyoung, Sin Jin-hui, Paik Soo-jang Thursday 30 May 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book seat on Eventbrite Private tutor Eon-ju is living rent-free in a […]

Home Truths season: An Affair

One of the first Korean movies I saw, and still in my top 10. An Affair (정사) Director: E J-Yong (1998, 108mins) Cast: Lee Mi-sook, Lee Jung-jae, Song Young-chang, Kim Min Thursday 9 May 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve seat on Eventbrite Architect’s-wife Seo-hyun (Lee Mi-sook), is constrained and muted by domestic life, when […]

Home Truths season: The World of Us

Yoon Ga-eun’s debut feature The World of Us, which was one of the quiet hits of LEAFF’s 2016 Stories of Women strand, opens the latest season of screenings at the KCC. Paul Quinn on Hangul Celluloid is a big fan of the movie: see his review here. The World of Us (우리들) Director: Yoon Ga-eun […]

Movie review: E J-Yong – My Brilliant Life

A feelgood Korean drama which the main character has a fatal and incurable disease, and who is writing an account for the benefit of loved ones when he is gone? Been there, done that. Well, not exactly: when the director is E J-Yong and the movie is an adaptation of a Kim Aeran novel, you […]

KCC Screening: Black Republic

The final screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Black Republic (그들도 우리처럼) Director: Park Kwang-Su (1990, 102 mins) Cast: Moon Sung-keun, Park Joong-hoon, Shim Hye-jin, Hwang Hae Thursday 23 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Opening on a pitch black screen, we begin to hear a voice: it is the words […]

KCC Screening: Mandala

The fifth screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Mandala (만다라) Director: Im Kwon-taek (1981, 112 mins) Cast: Ahn Sung-Ki, Jeon Moo-song, Bang Hee, Gi Jeong-su Thursday, 16 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Set in contemporary Korea, Mandala follows two rather different characters: Pob-un, a young Buddhist monk who has decided […]

KCC Screening: Barefooted Young

The fourth screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Barefooted Young (맨발의 청춘) With introduction by Emily Steele Director: Kim Ki-duk (1964, 115 mins) Cast: Shin Seong-il, Um Aeng-ran, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Yea-chun Thursday 9 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Adolescent films first gained widespread popularity in Korea during the 1960s; […]