Kim Min-hee

Sometimes I just don’t have the time to marshal any thoughts about a movie after seeing it. Daily life takes over any before I know it I’ve watched another movie and the memory of the previous one is dimming fast. But as I’ve been on holiday for a few days away from the daily grind, […]

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LKFF 2018 Teaser Screening #4: Claire’s Camera

by Events Editor 29 June 2018
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The next LKFF teaser screening is Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera, which will be a complete contrast with this month’s 1987. Claire’s Camera (클레어의 카메라) Hong Sang-soo (2017, 69 mins) Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kim Min-hee, Chang Mi-hee, Jung Jin-young Monday 23 July 2018, 7pm | Regent Street Cinema | Book tickets Acclaimed director Hong Sangsoo returns […]

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Brief review: Park Chan-wook’s Handmaiden

by Philip Gowman 9 October 2016
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I’ll leave others to do the detailed review of Park Chan-wook’s Handmaiden (아가씨), which screened at the London Film Festival this week and which will return later in the month at the London East Asia Film Festival. Suffice it to say that it’s gorgeous-looking, both in terms of costume and interiors, great story-telling and totally […]

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Festival Film Reviews: the four Korean films at the BFI London Film Fest 2015

by Philip Gowman 17 October 2015
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It was a very pleasing selection of Korean films at the BFI London Film Festival this year. And for the first time that I can remember, I managed to get to all of them. Here are the verdicts.   The Assassination 암살, Dir Choi Dong-hoon, 2015. With a fantastic ensemble cast, including Jeon Ji-hyun as […]

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Festival Film Review: Behind the Camera — the Q&A of the feature of the documentary of the making of the …

by Philip Gowman 14 December 2013
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British cinema-goers are used to a short commercial before the main feature in which a film director is pitching his latest movie idea to some corporate suits whose only interest is that the film should promote a certain mobile phone network at every opportunity. So it’s not such a strange idea that a well-known Korean […]

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Reality and fiction intertwine in E J-yong’s deliciously amusing fake documentary Actresses

by Philip Gowman 27 February 2012
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“Which one did you think is the most beautiful?” It was one obvious conversation opener at the bar after the screening of E J-yong’s Actresses, in which six of Korea’s top actresses aged from their early 20s to their 60s, gather for a Vogue photoshoot in a film which its director calls “part reality show, […]

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