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).
Click here to see the full line-up.
Stumbling along rivers and roads in tattered, ill-fitting clothes, an unnamed girl trails a vulgar and violent man. refusing to leave his side no matter how much the man beats, berates, and sexually assaults her, the girl follows him home. the question of what led to the mental collapse and subsequent ruination of this once happy child provides the framework for a film that attempts to address the trauma of the gwangju Uprising on the psyche of the Korean people. Director Jang Sun–woo (Lies, 1999) uses impressionistic flashbacks, sometimes monochrome, sometimes in startling, child-like animation, to bring a dark memory of recent history onto the screen.
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Korean Noir at Edinburgh Filmhouse
Event: Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society
Date: 13 March - 10 April (every Tuesday)
Location: Edinburgh Filmhouse
For last year’s 12th edition, the London Korean Film Festival hosted an in-depth Special Focus on ‘Korean Noir’ which included films from the 1960s up until the present day.
This finely curated programme aimed to explore how Korea’s own brand of noir cinema might be understood as a distinct type of film which pays homage to the classic canon of 'Film Noir' whilst retaining its own unique style.
Five notable titles from the programme will be presented in Edinburgh as part of the Korea/UK season, providing audiences with the chance to explore the underbelly of Korean society through cinema’s darkest genre
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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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