LKFF 2017 Second Teaser Screening:
UK Premiere - Monday 10 April, 6:30pm, Picturehouse Central
Director E Oni’s stylish thriller utilises powerful performances from her lead actresses to address a variety of topical issues affecting two women at very different ends of the social spectrum.
Returning home one day to find that her 18-month old son and trusted nanny have disappeared, a nightmare scenario begins to unfold for single-mother Ji-sun (Uhm Ji-won, The Silenced). With a custody battle for the child hanging over her head, going to the police is not an option. When it’s discovered that the nanny, Han-mae (Kong Hyo-jin, Crush and Blush), has lied about her identity, a desperate situation goes from bad to worse, and a frantic chase begins…
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Korean Film Nights 2017
Korean Film Nights continues...
This year we've divided the programme into three distinct mini-seasons, each comprised of six films focused on a unique theme. What's more, we have invited special guest programmers to offer their selections for each season, along with a different guest speaker each week to offer insight into the film and on its importance in the wider context of Korean cinema.
This second season runs from April until June and will focus on stories of immigration in South Korean cinema, a theme that was chosen for its relevance in the world today.
Join us as we explore the stories of a North Korean defector, migrant workers hailing from a variety of countries including Burma, Vietnam and Bangladesh as well as second-generation Korean emigrants returning to the country their parents left behind.
All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required)
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On Foreign Ground: Visions of Migration
In the industrial suburb of Masoek we find three foreign workers sharing a prefab hut built on their factory’s rooftop. This documentary offers a gaze into their lives, shifting its focus away from issues often associated with immigrants, taking a look at their personalities and everyday existence instead. Through very concise interviews, their plans and the challenges they face are slowly unveiled. We learn about the sacrifices they make for their families and their longing to return to a country that offers an uncertain future. We also witness both the camaraderie and the frictions that arise from living with strangers in such a confined space.
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