Korean Film Nights 2018:
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.
With introduction by Dr. Mark Morris
Heo Sung, the son of a revered revolutionary leader is rescued from a life of rural poverty in order to study Law in Seoul. Passing the bar exam, the young man rises to become head of the household he once served when he marries the homeowner’s fickle daughter, Jeong-son. Typical of director Kim Ki-young’s female characters, Jeong-son is shown as being both stubborn and neurotic, yet also progressive with an attitude utterly unique in Korean cinema of the time. When Heo Sung returns to the village of his youth and finds the poor farmers suffering abuse at the hands of the Japanese occupiers, the ideological young lawyer commits to staying in the village to help. This neglect angers a wife already unhappy at being married to a ‘yokel’ and the increasingly bitter relationship threatens to destroy both their lives.
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
Booking details: https://www.filmhousecinema.co...
London Korean Film Festival 2017
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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