London Korean Film Festival 2018 Documentary Fortnight:
Another World We Are Making
The London Korean Film Festival 2018 presents a very special series of screenings and events showcasing exemplary pieces of independent documentary filmmaking from Korea. Based around themes of social justice and political resistance, this unique documentary programme will see acclaimed directors Kim Dong Won and Song Yun-hyeok present their films across two weekends, joined by noted critic Nam In Young for a selection of panel discussions and in-depth conversations.
All screening & events are free and take place at Birkbeck Cinema and the Korean Cultural Centre UK from August 11 - 19.
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London Korean Film Festival 2018 Teaser Screenings:
Acclaimed director Hong Sangsoo returns with another humour-inflected, conversation-led drama, this time moving from the bars of Seoul to the backstreets and beaches of Cannes Film Festival.
Claire’s Camera sees The Handmaiden star Kim Min-hee take the role of a film-sales assistant abruptly dismissed from her job, right in the middle of the festival. Having been given only the vaguest reason for dismissal by her boss – a supposed lack of ‘honesty’ – the young woman is left to ruminate on her situation within the film-focused atmosphere of the French town. Enter noted actress Isabelle Huppert (Elle), a holidaying music teacher with a wandering eye and an instant camera that will come to connect the dots between the wronged assistant, her former boss, and the film director at the heart of the friction.
Regent Street Cinema, Monday 23 July 7pm
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Korean Film Nights 2018 Presents:
Rebels with a Cause
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 Film Nights continue in 2018 with our second season, Rebels with a Cause in which we focus on
determined individuals who have defied the cultural norms of their time,
foreshadowing a new direction for Korean society. Rebels can come
in all shapes and sizes - from persecuted persons fighting a battle for
freedom against tyrannical oppressors, to ordinary people who summon
the courage to depart from the norm. It is such individuals (whether
they be students, blue-collar workers, teachers, monks or soldiers) who
provide the focus for the current series.
All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required).
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The Sea Knows
Thursday 26 July 7pm, KCCUK
In 1944, Japan is conscripting Koreans into the Imperial Army. Students Arowoon and Inoue are forced to journey across the sea to Nagoya, where they face gross mistreatment from their sadistic Japanese superior, Mori. Nevertheless, they retain their defiant spirit in both word and deed. When Arowoon ventures outside the barracks, he encounters another side to Japan through a young woman called Hideko. Although she is Japanese, he defies convention, yet again, by falling in love with her. He finds solace in her tenderness and resolute devotion, despite the fierce opposition to their union. however, their ‘Romeo and Juliet’ story takes a terrifying turn when the war threatens not only their lives, but also that of their unborn child. Will fate grant this unconventional pair a happier ending than Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers?
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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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