LEAFF 2015

I always look forward to long-haul flights as an opportunity to catch up on all the movies I should have been watching over the past year. And having just returned from an ultra-long-haul holiday, I can heartily recommend Singapore Airlines in-flight entertainment. My only complaint is that there was too much to watch: if the […]

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Festival Film Review: Hong Won-chan’s The Office at LEAFF

by Philip Gowman 27 October 2015
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The Office was the second of two Korean films to screen at the 0th edition of the London East Asia Film Festival, and came with strong credentials. Though a debut feature by Hong Won-chan, he was the scriptwriter for the well received Yellow Sea and even better received The Chaser. And the movie was Official […]

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Festival Film Review: Ryoo Seung-wan’s Veteran

by Philip Gowman 24 October 2015
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It really didn’t feel like a new film festival. We were opening in a venue that felt familiar, a lot of the faces front of house and on stage were known to the audience, there were plenty of photographers and TV cameras as well as a red carpet outside, and the bar upstairs was full […]

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Event news: Ryoo Seung-wan talking East Asian cinema with Chris Fujiwara

by Events Editor 22 October 2015
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As part of the London East Asian Film Festival, director Ryoo Seung-wan will be discussing Asian cinema with Chris Fujiwara. Director Ryoo is over for the screening (with Q+A) of his hit film Veteran which opens the festival on 23 October. And remember that there’s another Korean film screening at the festival: Hong Won-chan’s Office, […]

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London East Asia Film Festival – the line up looks really rather good!

by Events Editor 16 October 2015
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It is pretty ambitious to try to sneak in an extra London film festival in between the well established BFI London Film Festival, anchored in the first weeks of October, and the early November London Korean Film Festival. But that’s what is happening with the London East Asian Film Festival. And when you consider that […]

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Welcome to the London East Asia Film Festival

by Events Editor 24 September 2015
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Note: If you are looking for details of the 2016 London East Asia Film Festival, click here. This article as about the 2015 festival. A new Film Fest is coming to town. Slotting neatly in between the BFI London Film Festival and the KCCUK’s London Korean Film Festival, the initial edition of the London East […]

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