London Korean Film Festival 2018 Teaser Screenings:
Memoir of a Murderer
In his youth, Byung-su (Sul Kyung-gu, The Merciless, 1987: When the Day Comes) was a ruthless serial killer, but now he’s fallen prey to foes every bit as vicious as his younger self: old age and Alzheimer’s. Having long since given up his hobby of removing from society those he felt unworthy of life, the former murderer has settled into a quiet existence looking after a daughter (Seol-hyun, Gangnam Blues) who has no knowledge of his heinous crimes. While a diary helps Byung-su recall his colourful past, the present is becoming increasingly fractured as his memory fails. When a new murderer appears in town, a chance encounter sees the old killer quickly recognise one of his own kind, but when this new threat makes his daughter the next target, remembering has become a matter of life and death...
Regent Street Cinema, London, Monday 21 May 7pm
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Arts Picturehouse Cambridge, Monday 21 May 6pm
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Korean Film Nights 2018 Presents:
Korean Novels on Screen
The Korean Cultural Centre UK would like to welcome audiences once again to Korean Film Nights, our year-round programme of film screenings and talks. With the aim of fostering a deeper knowledge and appreciation of Korean cinema amongst London audiences through thematically curated strands, these screenings have presented everything from little-known classics to UK premieres of rare indie gems over the past 10-years.
Korean Novels on Screen is the first season of 2018’s Korean Film Nights and it will feature seven screenings focusing on stories adapted from novels that cover the key historical events
that have shaped modern Korea.
Along with the opportunity to watch the films, we'll be giving audiences the chance to borrow and read the books upon which the films are based on from the Korean Cultural Centre Library (Library details: http://london.korean-culture.o...).
All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required).
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Anti-government protests provide the stimulus for Im Sang-soo’s romantic drama that charts a love affair
across the years. in The Old Garden, we first meet
activist Hyun-woo as he’s released from prison after
a 17-year-stint. Years of cramped, often solitary,
confinement have seemingly taken their toll on Hyun-woo, who appears to find difficulty communicating
with his family, but in actuality the man’s mind is
in another place. Journeying back to the village where
he spent some time as a fugitive, he recalls the days
spent with Yoon-hee, a woman who gave him shelter
and companionship. While the time spent together was
curtailed by Hyun-woo’s commitment to his political
ideology, it seems Yoon-hee never forgot him, and
amongst the letters and diaries that recount the time
following his arrest, an even greater gift is waiting to
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London Korean Film Festival 2017: Highlights Video
The 12th London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) ran from 26 October – 19 November 2017 and featured multiple UK and International premieres, with a special focus on Korean Noir and included everything from Indie Firepower and Cinema Now to Women's Voices, Classics Revisited: Bae Chang-ho Retrospective, Documentaries, Artist Video, Animations, Mise-en-scène Shorts and a roster of very special guests in attendance.
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