LKFF 2007

Han Hyeong-mo: Madame Freedom (1956) Round 2 of the Korean classic film double bill… In Shin Sang-ok’s 1961 film which formed the first part of the double bill on 5 November, a widow cannot talk to a man outside her family, and is expected to obey her mother-in-law. Admittedly, the film is set in the […]

{ 2 comments }

Brief Encounter with Chopin – Shin Sang-ok’s My Mother and Her Guest

by Philip Gowman 12 November 2007
Thumbnail image for Brief Encounter with Chopin – Shin Sang-ok’s My Mother and Her Guest

Shin Sang-ok: My Mother and Her Guest (1961) It was a shame to see two of the most interesting films in the London Korean Film Festival — My Mother and Her Guest and Madame Freedom — so sparsely attended. The Barbican had generously allocated its largest screen (capacity 286) in anticipation of enthusiastic interest — […]

Read the full article →

The Korean Film Festival roadshow

by Events Editor 30 October 2007

This year the Korean Film Festival is not just showing in London. Selected highlights will also be showing in Warwick and Oxford. In addition, Park Chan-wook will be seeing some of the sights of Middle England, as he will be accompanying the tour, giving a talk on I’m a Cyborg at both locations. The festival […]

Read the full article →

A look at the London Korean Film Festival 2007 programme

by Philip Gowman 11 October 2007

Not to be confused with the excellent range of Korean films on offer at the 51st BFI London Film Festival in late October, this is the second London Korean Film Festival to be organised by the Korean Cultural Centre and the Korean Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA). Last year they sprung it on us at […]

Read the full article →

London Korean Film Festival 2007 programme details

by Events Editor 10 October 2007
Thumbnail image for London Korean Film Festival 2007 programme details

Here’s the running order. Some commentary to follow tomorrow. Breath (숨) (12A) (2007) Dir Kim Ki-duk (김기덕) 84 min / Opening Gala Special Preview 19:30 / Introduced by special guest Ambassador Dr. Cho Yoon-Je of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea 2 Nov 07 / 19:30 / Cinema 1 The latest film from the […]

Read the full article →