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The King of Jokgu

The King of Jokgu

Dir. Woo Moon-gi

Odeon Covent Garden


Wednesday 12th November 18:30

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10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Dir. Lee Yong-seung

London Odeon West End


Sunday 9th November 16:30

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Alive

Alive

Dir. Park Jung-bum

Odeon Covent Garden


Saturday 8th November 19:30

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Mise-en-scene Short Films 3

Mise-en-scene Short Films 3

Dir. Various

Korean Cultural Centre UK


Sunday 9th November 21:00

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2012 Festival news
Welcome to the website of the annual Korean Film Festival

2012 Festival News

 

Korean Cinema Forum 2012

7pm Friday 9th November at the Korean Cultural Centre UK

Free entry. Booking essential. To RSVP, click here.

 

The Korean Cinema Forum returns to the London Korean Film Festival 2012. This annual event provides audiences with the opportunity to discuss the history of Korean Cinema, its present and future with a selection of Asian Film specialists from the UK and Korea.

Joining the Korean Cinema Forum 2012 will be:

 

Tony Rayns

British born and based film critic, film festival programmer and occasional filmmaker has been writing about film for over forty years. Tony, one of the foremost experts in East Asian cinema, has worked over many varied publications with strong ties to the UK’s premier film magazine, Sight & Sound published by the BFI. He is heavily involved in programming a number of film festivals around the world including the London Film Festival and the Dragons & Tigers section of the Vancouver International Film Festival. As well as commentating and exhibiting Tony has also been involved in filmmaking with directing a documentary on Korean filmmaker Jang Sun-woo entitled The Jang Sun-woo Variations as well as co-writing San Tiao Ren with Cinematographer and director Christopher Doyle.

 

Dr. Mark Morris

A Lecturer within the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Dr. Morris is one of the UK’s leading specialists in Korean Cinema; he has been an adviser to the London Korean Film Festival for many years and has written widely on the development and growth of Korean cinema.

 

Dongjin Oh

Dong-Jin Oh is a chairman of Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF). He also is a famous film journalist and editor in Korea, working for Film 2.0, YTN, Yeonhap News, Munhwa Ilbo, nKINO among many others.

 

Youngjin Kim

He started his career as a journalist for Cine21 in 1995 and has worked on the editorial staff of Film 2.0. He currently lectures at the Culture & Art Department of MyongJi University and has written numerous books including Asia Cinema Today (2012) and Four Rookie Directors (2008).

 

Chan-il Jeon

Primarily a Korean based film critic, Jeon Chan-il, was appointed to the position of programmer of World Cinema for Asia’s largest film festival, Busan. He will be visiting the festival to discuss with UK distributors what can be done to help increase the presence of Korean film in the UK.

 

Jegy Ra

RA joined Hankook Ilbo, a Korean daily newspaper in 1999. He works as a film journalist and the Entertainment Team Leader on the Culture Desk. He writes a series of weekly movie columns, Cinemania and served on the jury of the 5th Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

 

Hae-ry Kim

She is a well-knwon film journalist and editor for Cine 21, a Korean weekly film magazine. She has written books on films such as Stopping the Film (2008) and Talk to Her (2008). In 2008, she served on the jury of International Film Festival Rotterdam.

 

Dr Choi Jin-hee 

A lecturer at King’s College London who specialises in East Asian cinema and the global film industry. She was originally educated at the Seoul National University gaining a BA and MA in Aesthetics before earning two Ph.Ds, one in Philosophy and another in Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in America.

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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