London Korean Film Festival 2018 Teaser Screenings:
Acclaimed director Hong Sangsoo returns with another humour-inflected, conversation-led drama, this time moving from the bars of Seoul to the backstreets and beaches of Cannes Film Festival.
Claire’s Camera sees The Handmaiden star Kim Min-hee take the role of a film-sales assistant abruptly dismissed from her job, right in the middle of the festival. Having been given only the vaguest reason for dismissal by her boss – a supposed lack of ‘honesty’ – the young woman is left to ruminate on her situation within the film-focused atmosphere of the French town. Enter noted actress Isabelle Huppert (Elle), a holidaying music teacher with a wandering eye and an instant camera that will come to connect the dots between the wronged assistant, her former boss, and the film director at the heart of the friction.
Regent Street Cinema, Monday 23 July 7pm
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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).
Click here to see the full line-up.
My Brilliant Life presents an idyllic image of youth and innocence as it recounts the first dream-like encounter of Mira and Dae-su at the tender age of 17. Falling in love, pregnancy and giving up on their future in order to raise their child may seem like an abrupt entry into the adult world, but it’s nothing compared to the experience that lies ahead for their son, Ahreum. While the parents (played by stars Song Hye-kyo and Gang Dong-won) are the very image of youth, Ahreum has Progeria syndrome, a condition that results in rapid aging and a variety of medical ailments. Ahreum fights for life with the aid of his loving parents, elderly best friend and neighbour Mr. Jang and the crew of a fundraising TV show documenting his life. Gentle humour underscores the drama throughout the film as the poetic words of the exceptional Ahreum narrate a message of life and love in the face of extreme difficulty.
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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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