A Century of Korean Cinema
The 14th London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) launched its full programme of films and events at Regent Street Cinema on Monday 16 September. The festival will be taking place from 1-14 November in London before embarking on the annual tour from 18-24 November. Our Special Focus, and much of this year’s festival programme, will highlight the historic milestone of 100-years of Korean cinema along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse set of strands; Cinema Now, Women's Voices, Documentary, Hidden Figures: Ha Gil-jong, Artist Video, Animation and Mise-en-scène Shorts.
The full LKFF programme will be on sale by Friday 20 September. In the meantime, you can view our lineup here.
Hidden Figures strand, Ha Gil-jong at Barbican Cinema
Barbican Cinema, 4 - 10 November
In the 1970s, Ha Gil-jong shook up Korean cinema, offering a thrillingly diverse series of features which critiqued the contemporary military dictatorship and put him in constant battle with film censors.
The three films in this programme, co-curated with the Barbican, embrace entirely different styles and genres – melodrama, comedy and horror – to comment and interrogate a troubled present.
Ha died at the tragically young age of 37, the same age as Fassbinder, with whom he has been compared, along with Vigo and Pasolini. We are delighted to show a selection of his work, very rarely screened in the UK, back on the big screen.
All film screenings are organised by the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK). For more information on the KCCUK and its many events, including film, music, visual arts, literature and more, please visit the website here.