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Han Gong-ju

Han Gong-ju

Dir. Lee Su-jin

Norwich Cinema City


Monday 17th November 20:30

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Neighbours

Neighbours

Dir. Son tae-gyum, Shin Sojeong, Kim Hee-jin

Odeon Covent Garden


Monday 10th November 18:30

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The Fake

The Fake

Dir. Yeon Sang-ho

Odeon Covent Garden


Tuesday 11th November 14:00

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A Hard Day

A Hard Day

Dir. Kim Dong-yoon

London Odeon West End


Sunday 9th November 14:00

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Korean film
The London Korean Film Festival
Welcome to the official website
of The London Korean Film Festival

Wrapped for Another Year

The 9th London Korean Film Festival has officially come to an end! We would like to thank everyone who came along to our festival, in and outside of London and we look forward to see you all next year for our 10 year anniversary.

 

The 9th London Korean Film Festival programme

 

6th – 21st November 2014

 

For the Opening Gala, we present <Kundo : Age of the Rampant> on Thursday, 6th November at Odeon West End. Directed by Yoon Jong of <The Unforgiven>, <Nameless Gangster> with his intention of making an action blockbuster that makes your hear reacts first. This film portrait a Robin Hood-like righteous outlaw called ‘Kundo’ of Joseon dynasty going after corrupt officials in the period. At the Opening Gala, we will be joined by Director Yoon as well as Actor Gang Dong Won, who played the main role as a cold-blooded yet a sympathetic villain, Jo Yoon. 

 

For our Closing Gala, we present <Revivre>, the 102nd film by Im Kwon-taek on Saturday, 15th November at Odeon West End.

 

This film, according to Director IM, is a adaptation of a novel by Korean author Kim Hoon and through this film he wanted to step further as it contemplates the fundamental questions of life, death and sexuality. Especially, Director Im wanted to reveal the pain and love embedded in one’s heart through. And ultimately feel ‘we all live like that’. This film starrs by Actor Ahn Sungki, a Korea’s Most Beloved Actor through ‘meticulously calculated performances, detailed preparation and the confidence to continuously reinvent himself through roles’. Actor Ahn will be joined at the Closing Gala Premiere of <Revivre> and talks with UK audience.

 

Please check out many more of exciting titles on www.koreanfilm.co.uk.

 

We truly look forward to seeing you all at the London Korean Film Festival 2014.

 

Date

Time

Contents

Director

Venues

Thur 6 Nov

7pm

Opening Gala: Kundo: Age of the Rampant (??)
Q & A with director Yoon Jongbin , actor Gang Dong Won and producer Han Jae Duk

Yoon Jongbin

Odeon West End

Fri 7 Nov

6pm

Pieta (???)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon West End

6:30pm

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (??)
Q & A director Yoon Jongbin , actor Gang Dong Won and producer Han Jae Duk

Yoon Jong-bin

Odeon Kingston

8:20pm

A Girl at My Door (???)
Q & A with director July Jung, producer Lee Jun Dong and BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

July Jung

Odeon West End

Sat 8 Nov

1:30pm

Hwayi: A Monster Boy (??)
Q & A with producer Lee Jun Dong

Jang Joon-Hwan

Odeon West End

2pm 

Hill of Freedom (??? ??)

Hong Sang-Soo

Odeon Covent Garden

4pm

Han Gong-ju (???)
Q & A with BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

Lee Su-jin

Odeon Covent Garden

5pm

Poetry (?)
Q & A with producer Lee Jun Dong

Lee Changdong

Odeon West End

7:30pm 

Alive (??)

Park Jungbum

Odeon Covent Garden

8pm

Obsessed (????)

Kim Dae-woo

Odeon Kingston

8:40pm

Man in Love (??? ??? ?)

Han Dong-wook

Odeon West End

Sun 9 Nov

2pm

The Target (??)

Yoon Hong-seung

Odeon Covent Garden

2pm

A Hard Day (??? ??)

Kim Seong-hun

Odeon West End

 4:30pm

10 Minutes (10?)
Introduction by BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

Lee Yong-seung

Odeon Covent Garden

5pm

One on One (???)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon West End

7pm

Pascha (???)

Ahn Seon-kyoung

Odeon Covent Garden

8pm

Obsessed (????)

Kim Dae-woo

Odeon West End

Mon 10 Nov

6:30pm

Neighbors (?? ?? ???)

Son Tae-gyum, Shin Sojeong, Kim Hee-jin

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

Moment to Remember (????? ???)

Lee Jae-han (John H. Lee)

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Manshin (??)
Q & A with director Park Chan Kyung

Park Chan Kyung

Odeon Covent Garden

Tue 11 Nov

6:30pm

Bitter, Sweet, Seoul  (????)
Q & A with director PARKing CHANce

PARKing CHANce

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

Crocodile (??)

Kim Ki-duk

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Under the Sky of Seoul (??? ???)
Introduction by Dr. Mark Morris

Lee Hyung-pyo

Odeon Covent Garden

Wed 12 Nov

6:30pm

The King of Jokgu (???)

Moon Byung-ran

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

The Warrior (??)

Kim Sung-su

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Night Flight (?? ??)

Lee Song-hee-il

Odeon Covent Garden

Thur 13 Nov

6:30pm

I am Not a Hairdresser (? ???? ???)
There is no Forest (
??
)
Faces (
???
)
Deaf and Wind (
????? ??)

Lee Hyung-suk
Kim Na-kyung
Kim Minjun
Hwang Kyu-il

Odeon Covent Garden

6:30pm

Haemoo (??)

Shim Sung-bo

Odeon West End

6:30pm

The Youth (?? ?? ??)
Concert by Super Junior, Q & A with Super Junior

Kim Jin-moo, Park Ga-hee,
Ju Seong-su, Jung Won-sik 

Odeon West End

8pm

Gyeongju (??)

Zhang Lu

Odeon Covent Garden

9:20pm

Man on High heels (???)

Jang Jin

Odeon West End

Fri 14 Nov

6:30pm

Moebius (????)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon Covent Garden

7:00pm

Cold Eyes (????)
Q & A with actor Jung Woo Sung

Jo Ui-seok, Kim Byung-seo

Odeon West End

8:30pm

The Dinner (??)

Kim Dong-hyun

Odeon Covent Garden

Sat 15 Nov

12:40pm

The Divine Move (????) +
The Killer Behind, the old Man (
???? ??
)
Q & A with actor Jung Woo Sung

Jo Bum-gu
Jung Woo Sung

Odeon West End

7:00pm 

Closing Gala: Revivre (??)
Q & A with actor Ahn Sungki

Im Kwontaek

Odeon West End

Sun 16 Nov

5:30pm

Hill of Freedom (??? ??)

Hong Sang-Soo

Norwich Cinema City

Mon 17 Nov

8:30pm

Han Gong-ju (???)

Lee Su-jin

Norwich Cinema City

Tue 18 Nov

7pm

Poetry (?)

Lee Changdong

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Wed 19 Nov

7pm

A Girl at my Door (???)

July Jung

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Thur 20 Nov

5:30pm

Manshin (??)

Park Chan-kyong

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Fri 21 Nov

8:15pm

Revivre (??)

Im Kwontaek

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

LKFF2014 Thank You

 

We wanted to thank you all for your support to make our London programme a resounding success! Many audience members have sent us comments on the delightful meeting with the graceful and generous actor Ahn Sungki at our Closing Gala event. Thank you.

Now, as you know, our festival is on tour - having started in Norwich (16-17 Nov), moving to Hebden Bridge (18-19 Nov) and concluding in Aberystwyth (20-21 Nov).

We will keep you posted with our tour. Look forward to receiving your further reviews on our festival.

The 9th London Korean Film Festival programme

 

6th – 21st November 2014

 

For the Opening Gala, we present <Kundo : Age of the Rampant> on Thursday, 6th November at Odeon West End. Directed by Yoon Jong of <The Unforgiven>, <Nameless Gangster> with his intention of making an action blockbuster that makes your hear reacts first. This film portrait a Robin Hood-like righteous outlaw called ‘Kundo’ of Joseon dynasty going after corrupt officials in the period. At the Opening Gala, we will be joined by Director Yoon as well as Actor Gang Dong Won, who played the main role as a cold-blooded yet a sympathetic villain, Jo Yoon. 

 

For our Closing Gala, we present <Revivre>, the 102nd film by Im Kwon-taek on Saturday, 15th November at Odeon West End.

 

This film, according to Director IM, is a adaptation of a novel by Korean author Kim Hoon and through this film he wanted to step further as it contemplates the fundamental questions of life, death and sexuality. Especially, Director Im wanted to reveal the pain and love embedded in one’s heart through. And ultimately feel ‘we all live like that’. This film starrs by Actor Ahn Sungki, a Korea’s Most Beloved Actor through ‘meticulously calculated performances, detailed preparation and the confidence to continuously reinvent himself through roles’. Actor Ahn will be joined at the Closing Gala Premiere of <Revivre> and talks with UK audience.

 

Please check out many more of exciting titles on www.koreanfilm.co.uk.

 

We truly look forward to seeing you all at the London Korean Film Festival 2014.

 

Date

Time

Contents

Director

Venues

Thur 6 Nov

7pm

Opening Gala: Kundo: Age of the Rampant (??)
Q & A with director Yoon Jongbin , actor Gang Dong Won and producer Han Jae Duk

Yoon Jongbin

Odeon West End

Fri 7 Nov

6pm

Pieta (???)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon West End

6:30pm

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (??)
Q & A director Yoon Jongbin , actor Gang Dong Won and producer Han Jae Duk

Yoon Jong-bin

Odeon Kingston

8:20pm

A Girl at My Door (???)
Q & A with director July Jung, producer Lee Jun Dong and BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

July Jung

Odeon West End

Sat 8 Nov

1:30pm

Hwayi: A Monster Boy (??)
Q & A with producer Lee Jun Dong

Jang Joon-Hwan

Odeon West End

2pm 

Hill of Freedom (??? ??)

Hong Sang-Soo

Odeon Covent Garden

4pm

Han Gong-ju (???)
Q & A with BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

Lee Su-jin

Odeon Covent Garden

5pm

Poetry (?)
Q & A with producer Lee Jun Dong

Lee Changdong

Odeon West End

7:30pm 

Alive (??)

Park Jungbum

Odeon Covent Garden

8pm

Obsessed (????)

Kim Dae-woo

Odeon Kingston

8:40pm

Man in Love (??? ??? ?)

Han Dong-wook

Odeon West End

Sun 9 Nov

2pm

The Target (??)

Yoon Hong-seung

Odeon Covent Garden

2pm

A Hard Day (??? ??)

Kim Seong-hun

Odeon West End

 4:30pm

10 Minutes (10?)
Introduction by BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

Lee Yong-seung

Odeon Covent Garden

5pm

One on One (???)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon West End

7pm

Pascha (???)

Ahn Seon-kyoung

Odeon Covent Garden

8pm

Obsessed (????)

Kim Dae-woo

Odeon West End

Mon 10 Nov

6:30pm

Neighbors (?? ?? ???)

Son Tae-gyum, Shin Sojeong, Kim Hee-jin

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

Moment to Remember (????? ???)

Lee Jae-han (John H. Lee)

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Manshin (??)
Q & A with director Park Chan Kyung

Park Chan Kyung

Odeon Covent Garden

Tue 11 Nov

6:30pm

Bitter, Sweet, Seoul  (????)
Q & A with director PARKing CHANce

PARKing CHANce

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

Crocodile (??)

Kim Ki-duk

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Under the Sky of Seoul (??? ???)
Introduction by Dr. Mark Morris

Lee Hyung-pyo

Odeon Covent Garden

Wed 12 Nov

6:30pm

The King of Jokgu (???)

Moon Byung-ran

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

The Warrior (??)

Kim Sung-su

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Night Flight (?? ??)

Lee Song-hee-il

Odeon Covent Garden

Thur 13 Nov

6:30pm

I am Not a Hairdresser (? ???? ???)
There is no Forest (
??
)
Faces (
???
)
Deaf and Wind (
????? ??)

Lee Hyung-suk
Kim Na-kyung
Kim Minjun
Hwang Kyu-il

Odeon Covent Garden

6:30pm

Haemoo (??)

Shim Sung-bo

Odeon West End

6:30pm

The Youth (?? ?? ??)
Concert by Super Junior, Q & A with Super Junior

Kim Jin-moo, Park Ga-hee,
Ju Seong-su, Jung Won-sik 

Odeon West End

8pm

Gyeongju (??)

Zhang Lu

Odeon Covent Garden

9:20pm

Man on High heels (???)

Jang Jin

Odeon West End

Fri 14 Nov

6:30pm

Moebius (????)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon Covent Garden

7:00pm

Cold Eyes (????)
Q & A with actor Jung Woo Sung

Jo Ui-seok, Kim Byung-seo

Odeon West End

8:30pm

The Dinner (??)

Kim Dong-hyun

Odeon Covent Garden

Sat 15 Nov

12:40pm

The Divine Move (????) +
The Killer Behind, the old Man (
???? ??
)
Q & A with actor Jung Woo Sung

Jo Bum-gu
Jung Woo Sung

Odeon West End

7:00pm 

Closing Gala: Revivre (??)
Q & A with actor Ahn Sungki

Im Kwontaek

Odeon West End

Sun 16 Nov

5:30pm

Hill of Freedom (??? ??)

Hong Sang-Soo

Norwich Cinema City

Mon 17 Nov

8:30pm

Han Gong-ju (???)

Lee Su-jin

Norwich Cinema City

Tue 18 Nov

7pm

Poetry (?)

Lee Changdong

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Wed 19 Nov

7pm

A Girl at my Door (???)

July Jung

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Thur 20 Nov

5:30pm

Manshin (??)

Park Chan-kyong

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Fri 21 Nov

8:15pm

Revivre (??)

Im Kwontaek

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The London Korean Film Festival Program

 

The London Korean Film Festival 2014 Trailer Lands!

 

 

9th London Korean Film Festival Tickets for Sale.

 

Tickets for London Korean Film Festival Odeon West End screenigngs are available for sale including our Opening Gala KUNDO and THE YOUTH (with the DONGHAE & EUNHYUK concert!)

 

Please search either each film title or KFF which will show you our festival films that are available.

 

You can buy tickets via the link (Odeon website) below.

http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/london_west_end/139/


Notice:

Unfortunately there were some errors in our leaflet regarding the venues for the following screenings. Please see below for the correct information. 

Sun 9 Nov, 4:30pm 10 minutes (Dir. Lee Seungyong) / Odeon Covent Garden

Tue 11 Nov, 8:30pm Under the Sky of Seoul (Dir. Lee Hyungpyo) / Odeon Convent Garden

 

Notice:

We are excited to host K-FOCUS: ACTOR JUNG WOO-SUNG and welcome him in London. Within this strand, there have been some changes with the programme and screening schedule.

 

The originally planned screening of The Divine Move + The Killer Behind, the Old Man + Q&A with Jung Woo-sung on 15 Nov (12:40pm) has been replaced with the screening of Haemoo (1pm)And, we can no longer screen The Divine Move due to an unforeseen complication with its distribution company. Apologies for this change. 

 

We are still showing The Killer Behind, the Old Man (directed by Jung Woo-sung) with Cold Eyes on 14 November at 7pm, which will be followed by Q&A with Jung Woo-sung.                                                                        

 

Hope many of you can come enjoy remaining films with and by Jung Woo-sung!

 

 

 

 

The 9th London Korean Film Festival programme

 

6th – 21st November 2014

 

For the Opening Gala, we present <Kundo : Age of the Rampant> on Thursday, 6th November at Odeon West End. Directed by Yoon Jong of <The Unforgiven>, <Nameless Gangster> with his intention of making an action blockbuster that makes your hear reacts first. This film portrait a Robin Hood-like righteous outlaw called ‘Kundo’ of Joseon dynasty going after corrupt officials in the period. At the Opening Gala, we will be joined by Director Yoon as well as Actor Gang Dong Won, who played the main role as a cold-blooded yet a sympathetic villain, Jo Yoon. 

 

For our Closing Gala, we present <Revivre>, the 102nd film by Im Kwon-taek on Saturday, 15th November at Odeon West End.

 

This film, according to Director IM, is a adaptation of a novel by Korean author Kim Hoon and through this film he wanted to step further as it contemplates the fundamental questions of life, death and sexuality. Especially, Director Im wanted to reveal the pain and love embedded in one’s heart through. And ultimately feel ‘we all live like that’. This film starrs by Actor Ahn Sungki, a Korea’s Most Beloved Actor through ‘meticulously calculated performances, detailed preparation and the confidence to continuously reinvent himself through roles’. Actor Ahn will be joined at the Closing Gala Premiere of <Revivre> and talks with UK audience.

 

Please check out many more of exciting titles on www.koreanfilm.co.uk.

 

We truly look forward to seeing you all at the London Korean Film Festival 2014.

 

Date

Time

Contents

Director

Venues

Thur 6 Nov

7pm

Opening Gala: Kundo: Age of the Rampant (??)
Q & A with director Yoon Jongbin , actor Gang Dong Won and producer Han Jae Duk

Yoon Jongbin

Odeon West End

Fri 7 Nov

6pm

Pieta (???)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon West End

6:30pm

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (??)
Q & A director Yoon Jongbin , actor Gang Dong Won and producer Han Jae Duk

Yoon Jong-bin

Odeon Kingston

8:20pm

A Girl at My Door (???)
Q & A with director July Jung, producer Lee Jun Dong and BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

July Jung

Odeon West End

Sat 8 Nov

1:30pm

Hwayi: A Monster Boy (??)
Q & A with producer Lee Jun Dong

Jang Joon-Hwan

Odeon West End

2pm 

Hill of Freedom (??? ??)

Hong Sang-Soo

Odeon Covent Garden

4pm

Han Gong-ju (???)
Q & A with BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

Lee Su-jin

Odeon Covent Garden

5pm

Poetry (?)
Q & A with producer Lee Jun Dong

Lee Changdong

Odeon West End

7:30pm 

Alive (??)

Park Jungbum

Odeon Covent Garden

8pm

Obsessed (????)

Kim Dae-woo

Odeon Kingston

8:40pm

Man in Love (??? ??? ?)

Han Dong-wook

Odeon West End

Sun 9 Nov

2pm

The Target (??)

Yoon Hong-seung

Odeon Covent Garden

2pm

A Hard Day (??? ??)

Kim Seong-hun

Odeon West End

 4:30pm

10 Minutes (10?)
Introduction by BIFF's programmer Nam Dong Chul

Lee Yong-seung

Odeon Covent Garden

5pm

One on One (???)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon West End

7pm

Pascha (???)

Ahn Seon-kyoung

Odeon Covent Garden

8pm

Obsessed (????)

Kim Dae-woo

Odeon West End

Mon 10 Nov

6:30pm

Neighbors (?? ?? ???)

Son Tae-gyum, Shin Sojeong, Kim Hee-jin

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

Moment to Remember (????? ???)

Lee Jae-han (John H. Lee)

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Manshin (??)
Q & A with director Park Chan Kyung

Park Chan Kyung

Odeon Covent Garden

Tue 11 Nov

6:30pm

Bitter, Sweet, Seoul  (????)
Q & A with director PARKing CHANce

PARKing CHANce

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

Crocodile (??)

Kim Ki-duk

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Under the Sky of Seoul (??? ???)
Introduction by Dr. Mark Morris

Lee Hyung-pyo

Odeon Covent Garden

Wed 12 Nov

6:30pm

The King of Jokgu (???)

Moon Byung-ran

Odeon Covent Garden

7pm

The Warrior (??)

Kim Sung-su

Korea Cultural Centre UK

8:30pm

Night Flight (?? ??)

Lee Song-hee-il

Odeon Covent Garden

Thur 13 Nov

6:30pm

I am Not a Hairdresser (? ???? ???)
There is no Forest (
??
)
Faces (
???
)
Deaf and Wind (
????? ??)

Lee Hyung-suk
Kim Na-kyung
Kim Minjun
Hwang Kyu-il

Odeon Covent Garden

6:30pm

Haemoo (??)

Shim Sung-bo

Odeon West End

6:30pm

The Youth (?? ?? ??)
Concert by Super Junior, Q & A with Super Junior

Kim Jin-moo, Park Ga-hee,
Ju Seong-su, Jung Won-sik 

Odeon West End

8pm

Gyeongju (??)

Zhang Lu

Odeon Covent Garden

9:20pm

Man on High heels (???)

Jang Jin

Odeon West End

Fri 14 Nov

6:30pm

Moebius (????)

Kim Ki-duk

Odeon Covent Garden

7:00pm

Cold Eyes (????)
Q & A with actor Jung Woo Sung

Jo Ui-seok, Kim Byung-seo

Odeon West End

8:30pm

The Dinner (??)

Kim Dong-hyun

Odeon Covent Garden

Sat 15 Nov

12:40pm

The Divine Move (????) +
The Killer Behind, the old Man (
???? ??
)
Q & A with actor Jung Woo Sung

Jo Bum-gu
Jung Woo Sung

Odeon West End

7:00pm 

Closing Gala: Revivre (??)
Q & A with actor Ahn Sungki

Im Kwontaek

Odeon West End

Sun 16 Nov

5:30pm

Hill of Freedom (??? ??)

Hong Sang-Soo

Norwich Cinema City

Mon 17 Nov

8:30pm

Han Gong-ju (???)

Lee Su-jin

Norwich Cinema City

Tue 18 Nov

7pm

Poetry (?)

Lee Changdong

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Wed 19 Nov

7pm

A Girl at my Door (???)

July Jung

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Thur 20 Nov

5:30pm

Manshin (??)

Park Chan-kyong

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Fri 21 Nov

8:15pm

Revivre (??)

Im Kwontaek

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The 9th London Korean Film Festival

 

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) returns to the capital for the 9th annual edition, 6th -21st November. The 2014 programme gives audiences across the capital and select UK venues the very best of contemporary Korean Cinema from this year with over 50 screenings, including UK and European premieres of box office hits, critically acclaimed independent titles, and retrospective programmes spanning epic period action adventures, edge of your seat thrillers, romantic comedies, dramas, documentary and short films. The London Korean Film Festival also offers audiences unique access to the cream of Korean filmmaking talent including directors, producers, actors and programmers.

The Odeon West End, in the heart of cinema-going London, will be the main home for the 2014 London Korean Film Festival. Additional venues include Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Kingston and the Korean Cultural Centre. For fans of Korean cinema who are not in London, a selection of LKFF programme highlights will travel to Norwich, Hebden Bridge and Aberystwyth between 16th – 21st November.

The key strands for 2014 LKFF programme include:

BIFF’s Choice

K-Spotlight

K-Focus: Actor Jung Woo-sung

K-Focus: Producer Lee Jun-dong

K-Focus: Director Kim-Ki-duk

K-Actors

K-Classics

K-Shorts

The London Korean Film Festival's Opening Gala film is a box office and critical smash; KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT. Set in the mid-19th Century, in the last days of the corrupt Joseon Dynasty, KUNDO is a period action about a militia group of bandits – Kundo – who rise up against their unjust nobility stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Directed by Yoon Jong-bin (NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME) this film boasts cracking action scenes and sweeping vistas, starring Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER, NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME) and Kang Dong-won (MY BRILLIANT LIFE). In an interesting London link, the soundtrack for KUNDO by Cho Young Wuk (OLDBOY) was recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios by Sam Okell who mixed LORD OF THE RINGS. Director Yoon Jong-bin, lead actor Kang Dong-won and producer Han Jae-duk are confirmed to attend Opening Night.

Another highlight of this section includes Director Han Jae-rim (RULES OF DATING)’s elegant costume drama, THE FACE READER, staring Song Kang-ho (THE HOST, THIRST, SNOWPIERCER) and Lee Jung-jae (NEW WORLD, THE THIEVES) telling the story of the rise and fall of a young man from a disgraced noble family whose ability to read faces gets him caught up in the regal power struggle.

The festival will also screen a number of films especially selected by the Busan International Film Festival programmer Nam Dong-chul, including the multi-award winning feature debut from director Lee Su-jin, HANG GONG-JU, Lee Yong-seung’s debut feature drama 10 MINUTES, ALIVE and THE KING OF JOKGU. BIFF Programmer Nam Dong-chul will be attending the Festival.

K-Spotlight celebrates some of the films this year that have been lauded with critical acclaim at film festivals at home and abroad, including exciting feature debuts. Films selected include director Lu Zhang (DESERT DREAM, DOOMAN RIVER)’s exquisitely observed personal drama GYEONGJU, thrillers A HARD DAY and THE TARGET as well as Hong Sang-soo's latest feature HILL OF FREEDOM.

The Festival will also highlight three very different film professionals with Actor JUNG WOO-JUNG, Producer LEE JUN-DONG and Director KIM KI-DUK. A range and varied selection of each of the filmmakers work will be screened including thriller COLD EYES with Jung Woo-jung, A GIRL AT MY DOOR produced by Lee Jun-dong and Kim Ki-duk's latest award winning feature; ONE ON ONE.

These and a large amount of other awarding winning, emotional, daring and provocative films await this November.

The full London Korean Film Festival programme will be announced at the start of October.

Cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon Season

The Year of the Film Professionals 2014: Film Composer Cho Young Wuk

By following on from the success of our Screenwriter and Cinematographer retrospective’s, this summer we will be focusing on the fantastically talented composer, Cho Young Wuk. The KCCUK will screen six of his works including; The Contact, Dirty Carnival, The Concubine, Nameless Gangster, Glove and ending with a Q&A with the maestro with a screening of the popular Oldboy.

THE CONTACT

Thursday 10 July 7pm

At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

 

South Korea, 1997 / Director: Jang Yoon-hyun

Cast: Han Seok-gyu, Jeon Do-yeon

106min / Cert.15

 

Dong-hyun, a radio DJ, has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Lovelorn and scorned his mood is lifted when he receives a copy of a Velvet Underground LP thinking that it is a gift from his ex. Since it holds a special meaning for his demised relationship, he plays Pale Blue Eyes from the record. Meanwhile, listening on the radio, Soo-hyun, a home shopping telemarketer, becomes mesmerized by the song. Over the Internet she contacts Dong-hyun requesting that the song be played again. Dong-hyun obliges and replies, hoping that his mysterious listener is his ex-girlfriend or someone she knows.

 

 

A DIRTY CARNIVAL

Thursday 24 July 7pm

At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

 

South Korea, 2006 / Director: Yoo Ha

Cast: Jo In-seong, Kim Won-jin, Chun Ho-jin, Lee Bo-young

141min / Cert.18

 

A poor, small-time gangster, Byung-doo, barely supports his family off the meagre pay from his boss Sang-chul. To get the big payday that he needs, he takes a job, in secret, from the head of his gangster family, to kill a bothersome Public Attorney. Successful, Byung-doo starts to live the high life until more secret and violent jobs are left for him to undertake, leaving a deepening emotional impact on his family and self.  Can Byung-doo have everything without jeopardizing his and the lives of the people he loves the most?

 

 

THE CONCUBINE

Thursday 14 August 7pm

At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

 

South Korea, 2012 / Director: Kim Dae-sueng

Cast: Jo Yeo-jeong, Kim Dong-wook, Kim Min-jun

122min / Cert.18

 

Living a poverty stricken life, a father looks to save his daughter; Hwa-yeon, by offering her as a concubine to the King. Once inside the palace grounds, Hwa-yeon captures the love and lust of two men, Grand Prince Seong-won and a commoner; Kwon-yoo. The love triangle begins to turn sinister when the Queen mother involves herself as she attempts to overthrow the childless King.

 

 

NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME

Thursday 28 August 7pm

At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

 

South Korea, 2012 / Director: Yoon Jong-bin

Cast: Choi Min-sik, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong

133min / Cert.18

 

On the verge of losing his job, a corrupt customs agent, Ik-hyun, finds the motherland of drug stashes. Looking to take advantage of his find, Ik-hyun is put in contact with Busan’s top gangster, Hyung-bae. The two quickly form a close bond over a sense of a loose familial tie. Reaching the top of the crime mountain, cracks begin to show between the two, thanks to the greediness of Ik-bae.

 

 

Glove

Thursday 11 September 7pm

At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

 

South Korea, 2011 / Director: Kang Woo-suk

Cast: Jung Jae-young, Yoo Sun

144mins / Cert. 15

 

Sang-nam is a hot-tempered pro Baseball player who is sent to the countryside to coach a group of hearing impaired players after his most recent embarrassing run in with the press. At first he can’t imagine how to teach the team but he soon sees that they have real potential and looks to take them to the nationals. The more time he stays with the team, the more he begins to bond with them, particularly with the team’s manager, Ms Na.

 

 

OLDBOY + Q&A WITH CHO YOUNG WUK

Thursday 25 September 7pm

At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

 

South Korea, 2003 / Director: Park Chan-wook

Cast: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung

120min / Cert.18

 

Oh Dae-su is an average businessman, but after celebrating his daughter's birthday he finds himself kidnapped and held captive with no explanation. One morning he awakes to find himself set free, fifteen years have passed and the world has changed. He finds his wife has been murdered with him in the frame and his daughter adopted and taken out of the country. Seeking revenge, Oh Dae-su, with the help of a strange woman, Mido, looks to hunt down and kill those responsible.

 

RCM Masterclass with Cho Young Wuk

 

The Royal College of Music (RCM) looks forward to welcoming Cho Young Wuk on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 3pm in the Belle Shenkman Studio. In this masterclass, the film composer Cho will illustrate his approach to film music composition with example of his recent works. The event is moderated by Dr Vasco Hexel, leader of the RCM Masters Programme in Composition for Screen.

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The Year of the Film Professionals 2014: Chung Chung-hoon

During his brief stay in London Chung Chung-hoon participated in three additional workshop events hosted by the Met Film School, London Film School and London Film Academy. Thanks to the warm welcome and intellectual engagement, Chung very much enjoyed his time here discussing the process of taking a script to the screen and developing a visual narrative. He commented that he wished he had had more time to spend with the audience members and students. We hope that you enjoyed his visit as well. Please see below the remaining two screenings as part of the Chung Chung-hoon season.

 

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For the first quarter, we welcomed the screenwriter and director Park Hoon-jung, and he conducted a number of exciting events, including the Q&A session after the screening of New World and two additional screenwriting workshops at the National Film and Television School and London Film Academy. Following on the success of our first guest with one of - not just Korea’s but the worlds most inventive cinematographers, we introduce Chung Chung-hoon. The KCCUK will screen six works namely: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), Antarctic Journal (2005), I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006), Thirst (2009), Blades of Blood (2010) and Stoker (2013).

Cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon has been one of the Korean film industry’s most influential and visually inspiring voices over the last ten years. With many creative collaborative works with director Park Chan-wook, the cinematographer has been pivotal in propelling Korean film onto the global stage. A lover of great filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Simon Peckinpah as well as a strong admiration for photographers like Gregory Crewdson has helped to develop his stylistic mix of brutality and beauty.

 

Filmography 

 

Boulevard (2014)

The Doors (2013)

New World (2013)

Stoker (2013)

The Unjust (2010)

Slow Slow Quick Quick (2010)

Blades of Blood (2010)

Thirst (2009)

I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Ok (2006)

Dasepo Naughty Girls (2006)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Antarctic Journal (2005)

Three… Extremes (2004)

Oldboy (2003)

Gohae (2001)

Record (2000)

Yuri (1996)



KFN: Park Hoon-jung's Visit to London

The Park Hoon-jung season, the first of the KCCUK's 'The Year of the Film Professionals', ended with a amazing screening of New World(2013) at KCCUK followed by the Q&A with the talented screenwriter & director Park Hoon-jung. The KCCUK would like to thank the director Park and audiences who have joined us to show their continuing support for our film programme. Below are some pictures of the event.

Audiences queuing up for the New World + Q&A Screening

 

Park Hoon-jung singing his DVDs

Park Hoon-jung at the NFTS workshop

KFN: Park Hoon-jung posing for a photograph with a fan

KFN: A reception after the New World screening

KFN: New World with director's Q&A

KFN: New World with director's Q&A

Screenwriting Masterclass: Featuring Q&A with Park Hoon-jung

 

 The London Korean Film Festival 2014

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) returns to the capital for the 9th annual edition, 6th -21st November. The 2014 programme gives audiences across the capital and select UK venues the very best of contemporary Korean Cinema from this year with over 50 screenings, including UK and European premieres of box office hits, critically acclaimed independent titles, and retrospective programmes spanning epic period action adventures, edge of your seat thrillers, romantic comedies, dramas, documentary and short films. The London Korean Film Festival also offers audiences unique access to the cream of Korean filmmaking talent including directors, producers, actors and programmers.

The Odeon West End, in the heart of cinema-going London, will be the main home for the 2014 London Korean Film Festival. Additional venues include Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Kingston and the Korean Cultural Centre. For fans of Korean cinema who are not in London, a selection of LKFF programme highlights will travel to Norwich, Hebden Bridge and Aberystwyth between 16th – 21st November.

The key strands for 2014 LKFF programme include:

K-Period Drama

BIFF’s Choice

K-Spotlight

K-Focus: Actor Jung Woo-sung

K-Focus: Producer Lee Jun-dong

K-Focus: Director Kim-Ki-duk

K-Literature & Webtoon

K-Actors

K-Classics

K-Shorts

The London Korean Film Festival's Opening Gala film is a box office and critical smash; KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT. Set in the mid-19th Century, in the last days of the corrupt Joseon Dynasty, KUNDO is a period action about a militia group of bandits – Kundo – who rise up against their unjust nobility stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Directed by Yoon Jong-bin (NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME) this film boasts cracking action scenes and sweeping vistas, starring Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER, NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME) and Kang Dong-won (MY BRILLIANT LIFE). In an interesting London link, the soundtrack for KUNDO by Cho Young Wuk (OLDBOY) was recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios by Sam Okell who mixed LORD OF THE RINGS. Director Yoon Jong-bin, lead actor Kang Dong-won and producer Han Jae-duk are confirmed to attend Opening Night.

Another highlight of this section includes Director Han Jae-rim (RULES OF DATING)’s elegant costume drama, THE FACE READER, staring Song Kang-ho (THE HOST, THIRST, SNOWPIERCER) and Lee Jung-jae (NEW WORLD, THE THIEVES) telling the story of the rise and fall of a young man from a disgraced noble family whose ability to read faces gets him caught up in the regal power struggle.

The festival will also screen a number of films especially selected by the Busan International Film Festival programmer Nam Dong-chul, including the multi-award winning feature debut from director Lee Su-jin, HANG GONG-JU, Lee Yong-seung’s debut feature drama 10 MINUTES, ALIVE and THE KING OF JOKGU. BIFF Programmer Nam Dong-chul will be attending the Festival.

K-Spotlight celebrates some of the films this year that have been lauded with critical acclaim at film festivals at home and abroad, including exciting feature debuts. Films selected include director Lu Zhang (DESERT DREAM, DOOMAN RIVER)’s exquisitely observed personal drama GYEONGJU, thrillers A HARD DAY and THE TARGET as well as Hong Sang-soo's latest feature HILL OF FREEDOM.

The Festival will also highlight three very different film professionals with Actor JUNG WOO-JUNG, Producer LEE JUN-DONG and Director KIM KI-DUK. A range and varied selection of each of the filmmakers work will be screened including thriller COLD EYES with Jung Woo-jung, A GIRL AT MY DOOR produced by Lee Jun-dong and Kim Ki-duk's latest award winning feature; ONE ON ONE.

These and a large amount of other awarding winning, emotional, daring and provocative films await this November.

The full London Korean Film Festival programme will be announced at the start of October.

The Year of Film Professionals

 

After the hugely successful Year of 12 Actors and the 2013 Year of 4 Actors the Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to present, The Year of Film Professionals. Each quarter of 2014 the KCCUK will highlight the work from various behind the camera professionals who make the Korean film industry great. First up is the screenwriter, Park Joon-jung. 

 

Feb-Mar '14

KFN: Park Hoon-jung

With only four films under his belt as a scriptwriter, two of which he directed, Park Hoon-jung has quickly made a name for himself. With his keen sense of film genre and knowing what makes a fantastic thriller, he has helped, as a writer, to bring Korean genre cinema back to the forefront of the world stage. Films included are; I Saw The Devil, The Unjust, The Showdown and New World with the latter featuring a Q&A from the writer; Park Hoon-jung.

 

 

 

Festival Highlights

 

Kundo: The Age of The Rampant

w/ Q & A dir Yoon Jong-bin , actor Gang Dong-won and producer Han Jae-duk


Thursday 6th November 19:00

London Odeon West End


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A Girl At My Door

A Girl At My Door & Dir Q&A w/ July Jung , Lee Jun-dong & Nam Dong-chul


Friday 7th November 20:20

London Odeon West End



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Hwayi: A Monster Boy

Hwayi: A Monster Boy + Q&A w/ Lee Jung-dong


Saturday 8th November 13:30

London Odeon West End


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Han Gong-ju

Han Gong-ju + Q&A w/ BIFF Programmer Nam Dong-chul


Saturday 8th November 16:00

Odeon Covent Garden


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Poetry

Poetry + Producer Lee Jun-dong


Saturday 8th November 17:00

London Odeon West End


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10 Minutes

10 Minutes + Introduction by BIFF's programmer Nam Dong-chul


Sunday 9th November 16:30

London Odeon West End


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One on One

One on One Introduction by Anton Bitel


Sunday 9th November 17:00

London Odeon West End


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Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits

Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits Q&A w/ Park Chan-kyong


Monday 10th November 20:30

Odeon Covent Garden


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Bitter, Sweet, Seoul

Bitter, Sweet, Seoul w/ Q&A w/ Park Chan-kyong


Tuesday 11th November 18:30

Odeon Covent Garden


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Under the Sky of Seoul

Under the Sky of Seoul + Introduction by Dr. Mark Morris


Tuesday 11th November 20:30

Odeon Covent Garden


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I'm not a hairdresser / There's no forest / Faces

I'm not a hairdresser / There's no forest / Faces


Thursday 13th November 18:30

Odeon Covent Garden


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Cold Eyes

Cold Eyes + Q & A with actor Jung Woo-sung


Friday 14th November 19:00

London Odeon West End


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Revivre

Closing Gala: Revivre + Q & A with actor Ahn Sungki


Saturday 15th November 19:00

London Odeon West End


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