A review of May 18, a modern historical drama about Korea’s Tiananmen Square incident
Two classic films from Korean cinema’s golden age provided a fascinating compare-and-contrast exercise last Monday night at the Barbican.
It’s over for this year. From my own perspective, it’s been a great festival. I didn’t manage to get to all of the screenings, but I got to the ones I really wanted to. We had two top-notch films from Korea cinema’s golden age (The Housemaid and Obaltan / Aimless Bullet), a retrospective of one […]
A review of Kim Ji-woon’s kimchi western, The Good the Bad and the Weird
A report from the London Korean Film Festival, including the interview with Kim Ji-woon
A report on Lee Byung-hun’s visit to London, including the Q and A session with Tony Rayns.
Kim Ji-woon and Lee Byung-hun were brought to London to introduce the flagship film of the festival, The Good the Bad and the Weird.
The programme for the 2008 London Korean Film Festival has been announced. A great line-up with something for everyone. From the latest releases, there’s the biggest film of 2008 (The Good, the Bad and the Weird), plus one or two I’d forgotten about, but which with a bit of thought are obvious choices: last year’s […]