A special exhibition of film posters as part of LKFF

To mark its 10th anniversary, the London Korean Film Festival presents a special exhibition of film posters from the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) at Picturehouse Central Gallery Space. Each poster was created as part of the KOFA’s programme of screenings and retrospectives showcasing its broad collection of Korean cinema. The exhibition is ongoing until 14th […]

A couple of changes to the LKFF schedule

There has been a couple of changes to the LKFF schedule in respect of movies starring Hwang Jung-min, the featured actor this year. Out go Waikiki Brothers (2001) and Moby Dick (2011) and in come The Unjust (2010) and New World (2013). The scheduling of The Unjust on Tuesday 3 November makes excellent sense as […]

The LKFF schedule in calendar format

Good news folks: Moon So-ri is coming to London again and will be participating in the Q&A at the closing gala Love And… (in which she stars with Ahn Sung-ki and Park Hae-il). And more good news. As last year, I’ve put the detailed film listing into a calendar format to help you plan your […]

London Korean Film Festival 2015 – the press release

Here’s the initial press release of the tenth London Korean Film Festival organised by the KCCUK. Looking forward to it already. Visit the official website, koreanfilm.co.uk for the latest details. The 10th London Korean Film Festival Announces 2015 Programme 21 September 2015. The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF), which runs from 2-14 November and this […]

Film Review: The Man From Nowhere

Colette Balmain reviews the opening film of LKFF 2010 The Man From Nowhere (아저씨- Ajeossi) (Lee Jeong-beom, 2010) Cha Tae-sik (Won Bin), is a man shrouded in mystery, a loner who runs a small pawnshop and who is positioned on the margins of society. His only meaningful relationship is with the young girl, So-mi (Kim […]

Mother reveals Bong’s perversity

LKL reports from the screening of Mother at the Bong Joon-ho retrospective at the British Film Institute on 14 November, with Q&A chaired by Tony Rayns. In a world obsessed with celebrity, youth and beauty, only a director of the stature of Bong Joon-ho could have got away with it. The big name star, Won […]

Good, bad or weird?

Now the festival is over, perhaps it’s time to set down some thoughts on the lead film, Kim Ji-woon’s Manchurian western. This was one of the most hotly anticipated films in recent years, on a par with Lady Vengeance and Secret Sunshine. Kim Ji-woon has built up an enviable track record with his past films. […]