Teaser Screening Series

A newly initiated film programme to extend the work of the annual film festival. The teaser screenings brings the best of Korea’s recent films and screen them at local cinemas in London. Starting off with the inaugural event with The Throne (dir. Lee Joon-ik) in April, these special screenings take place every two month.

Following our second screening of The Priests on Thursday 2 June 2016 at Picturehouse Central, the third screening is coming soon with a feature film starring Hwang Jung-min.

For the third screening, we are presenting director Lee Seok-hoon’s first feature The Himalayas on Thursday 4 August 2016 at Regent Street Cinema. The Himalayas is based on a true account of the legendary mountaineer Um Hong-gil's mission to retrieve his compatriot Park Moon-Taek's body from the slopes of Everest. The performance of Hwang Jung-min (Ode to My Father) and Jung Woo (C'est Si Bon), each portraying Um Hong-gil and Park Moo-taek, not only brings the grandeur nature of Himalayas to the screen but also the emotions of the climbers and their magnitude.

Booking information here.

LKFF 2016 Teaser Screening of 'The Throne'

London Korean Film Festival 2016’s new programme entitled ‘London Korean Film Festival: Teaser Screening’ is a newly curated programme that extends our film festival activities from the usual slot in November with a series of Teaser Screenings that will bring the best of Korea’s recent films to London as we build up to the 2016 festival.

For the very first screening, we kicked off with Lee Joon-ik’s The Throne on Monday 18 April 2016 at the Regent Street Cinema. The Throne is a period drama based around true events that took place at Korea’s Royal Court and features some of Korea’s most popular and well-known actors including Song Gang-ho, Yu Ah-in, Moon Geun-young and as well as So Ji-sub.

For this special screening, Director Lee Joon-ik visited us in London to meet with fans to discuss this film and his long and illustrious career.

10th London Korean Film Festival Highlights

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) ran from 2-14 November 2015 celebrating its 10th anniversary. Boasting 52 films across features and shorts, a host of UK Premieres, retrospectives and newly introduced Emerging Directors and Documentary strands, the 2015 Festival offered UK audiences a fantastic opportunity to discover the very best in Korean cinema. We hope to see you again in November 2016!