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In the Absence screens at ICA, with Q+A

Amid all the justified excitement about Parasite, let’s not forget that Korea has another film with an Oscar nomination this year. Its producer, Gary Byung-Seok Kam, is in town to answer your questions at a screening at the ICA this weekend. In the Absence Dir Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea / USA 2018, 29 min., Korean … [Read More]

Remembering the Sewol – the campaign’s next phase

This month Remembering Sewol UK is moving from their regular location at Trafalgar Square, where they have had a monthly presence for over five years, to New Malden – London’s ‘Koreatown’. They will be providing leaflets, yellow ribbons and badges to the public and engage in conversation with those who are interested in or affected … [Read More]

Sewol Ferry Disaster 5th anniversary events

Remembering Sewol Disaster UK is commemorating the 5th anniversary of the tragedy with a series of events: The 60th ‘Stay Put’ Protest Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 12:30-14:00 in Trafalgar Square Screening of the documentary Crossroads (dir Neil P George) Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 16:00-18:30 at SOAS, room G3 Screening of Bucket List of … [Read More]

Sewol Disaster 5 Year Anniversary: Screening of Crossroads

The first of three screenings that commemorate the Sewol ferry victims, five years after the original tragedy. Crossroads Director: Neil P George UK 2018, 82mins, English language / Korean language with English subtitles. Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 16:00-18:30 Free public film screening at SOAS, Room G3 | Check the Facebook event page for updates … [Read More]

Two Koreans documentaries win at London International Filmmaker Festival

Koreans scored two successes at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema awards ceremony in London this evening. Producer and curator Stephanie Seungmin Kim collected the award for Best Director of a Foreign Language Documentary Film for ‘Sleepers in Venice’, which gives a behind-the-scenes story of the planning and installation of the collateral group exhibition … [Read More]

Screening + Q+A: In the Absence

From the director / producer team that brought you Planet of Snail comes a documentary on the sinking of the Sewol: In the Absence (2018) with Gary Byung-Seok Kam (Producer) 6 February 2019, 7:15 – 8:30 PM SOAS | Brunei Gallery Room: BG01 | Online Registration required Grand Jury Award, DOC NYC 2018 Official selection, … [Read More]

Exhibition visit: Lee Bul – Crashing. Pt 2 – Scale of Tongue

The most eye-catching work in Lee Bul’s Hayward Gallery exhibition is the giant inflatable zeppelin, its grid of rectangular silver panels echoing the grid of skylights in the Hayward’s newly refurbished upper floor. The work, entitled Willing to be Vulnerable, memorialises the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, when the giant airship, representing a possible future of … [Read More]

The Kim Aeran essay contest: so far, so good

I struggled with previous KLTI Essay Contests. With There a Petal Silently Falls, having read it three times, I still couldn’t find an angle into it, and although I wrote an essay it was a pretty uninspired offering. With Who Ate Up all the Shinga, I probably enjoyed the book more, but again couldn’t really connect … [Read More]