London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Documentary screening: Factory Complex

Drawing parallels across several decades, Factory Complex engages with the struggles and suffering of women workers in various industries across Korea and beyond. Beginning with Korean textile workers in the 1960s before taking us inside the textile industry in Cambodia today, the film confronts audiences, drawing on archival footage and testimonies of those who were present in … [Read More]

Documentary screening: Jang Yunmi’s Under Construction

Jang Yunmi’s award-winning first feature reflects on the routine of construction worker Sudeok. From a captivating, careful look, as he manufactures reinforcement bars, the film gradually uncovers the physical, emotional and mental impact of his forty-year career in construction. Jang’s compositions, as she delicately interlaces their discussions with her footage, explore the boundaries between the … [Read More]

Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joon

Organised by the KCC in conjunction with Birkbeck, and acting as a prelude to the Essay Film Festival 2020. Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joon Saturday 15 February 2020, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | Bloomsbury | London WC1H 0PD Admission free | Register on Eventbrite Filmmaker/programmer/academic … [Read More]

Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night

Another chance to see Oh Suyeon’s Blind Alley, along with Leesong Hee-il’s first short and more: this evening should be good. Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night Birkbeck Cinema, Thursday 25 July 2019 6:30 pm | Book here While homosexuality in South Korea is not illegal – outside of specific regulations relating to the military – … [Read More]

Another World We Are Making: a look at LKFF’s focus on Kim Dong-won

Almost inexplicably, when compared with previous documentary screenings, the KCC’s mini festival of Korean documentaries, spread over two weekends, was over-subscribed, with latecomers for one session needing to sit on the floor. The decision to break out the documentary strand from the main London Korean Film Festival has probably been vindicated, and the strategy of … [Read More]

Documentary fortnight day 1: A Slice Room, Sanggyedong Olympics + 6 Day Struggle at Myeongdong Cathedral

Day 1 of the London Korean Film Festival Summer Documentary Fortnight. All events free. A Slice Room (사람이 산다) + Conversation with Song Yun-hyeok and Nam In Young Director: Song Yun-hyeok (2016, 69 min) Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | London WC1H 0PD Saturday 11 Aug 2018 11:30 am | Book tickets followed by a lunch break. Korean … [Read More]