London Korean Film Festival 2019 Teaser Screening - Svaha: The Sixth Finger
Svaha: The Sixth Finger
+ Introduction by Anton Bitel (Film Critic - Little White Lies, Sight & Sound)
Director: Jang Jae-hyun
Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Lee Jae-in, Yu Ji-tae, Jung Jin-young, Jin Sun-kyu, Lee David
Combining supernatural thrills and religious mystery, Svaha: The Sixth Finger follows Pastor Park (Lee Jung-jae, New World), a cynical investigator of South Korea’s many cults who stumbles upon the emergence of a new and secretive Buddhist sect, ‘Deer Mount’. When it’s discovered that cult adherent Na-han (Park Jung-min, Bleak Night) is committing terrible murders for some unknown purpose, Pastor Park and his team race to uncover the meaning of Deer Mount’s sinister scriptures. This task becomes even more pressing when the fanatical Na-han turns his attention to a young woman with her own secret, a twin sister who has been locked away since birth…
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Korean Film Nights 2019 Presents: Home Truths
From Kim Ki-young’s unforgettable 1960s classic The Housemaid to 2018’s London Korean Film Festival opener, Jeon Go-woon’s Microhabitat, Korean cinema has always had a dialogue with the home. Home Truths ventures into various on-screen Korean homes with a programme of carefully selected titles. We explore how Korean domestic space shapes on-screen identities, and how its architectural structure can reflect the social mores of a time. A house can reveal much about both its residents and the world outside its doors.
All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required)
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The Room Nearby - SOLD OUT
KCCUK, Thursday 30 May, 7pm
Private tutor Eon-ju (Jung Yu-mi, Train to Busan) is living rent-free in a tiny box-room of a goshiwon complex (a unique type of dormitory-style single housing, often as small as two-by-two metres) where she works part-time at the weekends. The only visitors allowed in this cramped space are the camera and us; with her well-being constantly under threat by her living conditions, Eon-ju is desperate to break out.
This screening is now sold-out, book now for Lies:
KCCUK, Thursday 6 June, 7pm
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London Korean Film Festival 2018
The London Korean Film Festival 2018 ran from 1- 14 November in London before taking highlights around the country with the annual UK Tour. The festival featured an in-depth Special Focus entitled A Slice of Everyday Life, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse set of strands; Cinema Now, Women's Voices, Indie Firepower, Contemporary Classics, Artists Video, Animation and Shorts.
You can see images from the 2018 festival here.
All film screenings are organised by the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK). For more information on the KCCUK and its many events, including film, music, visual arts, literature and more, please visit the website here.