London Korean Film Festival 2018 Teaser Screenings:
Be With You
The London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening series returns this year with the European Premiere of fantasy drama Be With You, based on Japanese author Takuji Ichikawa's bestselling novel of the same name. Lee Chang-hoon’s directorial debut takes us on a heart-wrenching journey deep into sunaebo, the type of pure and eternal love lying at the core of countless Korean and Japanese melodramas of the kind; yet is perhaps a concept less familiar to the Western eye.
While Woo-jin (So Ji-sub, Rough Cut) mourns the passing of his beloved wife Soo-a (Son Ye-jin, The Truth Beneath), their young son, seven-year-old Ji-ho, holds unfailingly onto his mother's vow to return when the next rainy season breaks. Ji-ho’s unflinching faith in his mother’s words prove not in vain; miraculously a year later the three are reunited on that promised first day of the rainy season. The woman who appears once again before Woo-jin and Ji-ho looks no different to the one lost to them just a year before. Yet Soo-a has no memory, not of the husband, nor the son whom she once treasured so dearly.
Picturehouse Central, Wednesday 25 April 9pm
Booking & Info: https://www.picturehouses.com/...
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.
+ Q&A with Author Ahn Junghyo
Between 1964 and 1973 South Korea, second only to the United States itself, dispatched the most troops of any nation to the Vietnam War. Renowned writer and translator Ahn Junghyo’s first novel and its subsequent film adaptation, White Badge, recounts a soldier's experience of the war as drawn from the novelist’s own personal experiences as a war correspondent during the conflict.
Join us as we bring author Ahn Junghyo from Korea for a special Q&A session following the film screening.
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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
Booking details: https://www.filmhousecinema.co...
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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