Korean Film Nights 2019 Season 1: Home Truths

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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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Next Screening:

My Mother And Her Guest 1

Mother and a Guest

KCCUK, Thursday 20 June, 7pm 

Precocious Ok-hee lives in a household of widowed women: her mother (played by one of 50s’ and 60s’ Korea’s biggest stars, Choi Eun-hee), grandmother and their housekeeper. When a charming friend of her late father arrives at the house as a guest, six-year-old Ok-hee casts her affections toward him, seeing him as the paternal influence sorely absent from her life at home. She quickly takes it upon herself to play cupid between the man and her mother. Featuring touching displays of cinematic yearning, Mother and a Guest reflects on the societal expectations of female fidelity and desire across the divides of generation.

Free Admission

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Korean Film Nights 2019 Season 2: Love Without Boundaries

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This year’s second season of Korean Film Nights, Love Without Boundaries, invites us to take an even deeper look into the Korean psyche and to open our hearts to love − the kind of love which thrives on the margins of society, that challenges our preconceptions, that shocks us with its intensity and amazes us with its capacity to forgive and transform.

All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required)

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First Screening:

A Girl At My Door First Choice

A Girl at My Door

KCCUK, Thursday 4 July, 7pm 

Following a personal scandal which disgraces her in the eyes of her colleagues, lesbian police officer Young-nam (Bae Doona, The Host) is stationed to a quiet provincial town in Yeosu as the new Police Chief. In a sleepy town beset by drunkenness, narrow-mindedness and corruption, she becomes the reluctant protector of Sun Do-hee (Kim Sae Ron, The Man from Nowhere) - a timid schoolgirl who harbours mysterious secrets and traumas of her own.

Free Admission

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June Teaser Screening, Svaha: The Sixth Finger - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the June Teaser Screening of Svaha: The Sixth Finger has been cancelled.

We will be announcing our next exciting Teaser Screening very soon.

London Korean Film Festival 2018

The London Korean Film Festival 2018 Highlight Video

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.

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