LKFF 2017 Teaser Screening #3:
QUEEN OF WALKING
UK Premiere - Monday 22 May, 7:30pm, Regent Street Cinema
Hailed as one of the funniest comedies of the year, Queen of Walking sees motion-sickness afflicted student Man-bok join her school’s ace ‘race walking’ team, developing a passion for the sport and a zest for life. With the aid of a passionate homeroom teacher, the national competition is soon on the horizon, but how will the bus-averse student make the 70km trip…
Joining the film’s star Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) are a whole host of colourful supporting characters including Man-bok’s overly-emotional father, her no-nonsense mother, a hip-hop obsessed crush, and the fiery athletics team captain, Su-ji (Joo Hee-Park, The Silenced)... not to mention her bovine best-friend, Miss Cow, who narrates the film.
With Queen of Walking, director Baek Seung-hwa (Turn It Up to 11) has incorporated colourful animated effects, surreal flights-of-fantasy, and a fantastic cast into a delightfully quirky and hugely enjoyable comedy-drama.
For more info and booking details click here.
Korean Film Nights 2017
Korean Film Nights continues...
This year we've divided the programme into three distinct mini-seasons, each comprised of six films focused on a unique theme. What's more, we have invited special guest programmers to offer their selections for each season, along with a different guest speaker each week to offer insight into the film and on its importance in the wider context of Korean cinema.
This second season runs from April until June and will focus on stories of immigration in South Korean cinema, a theme that was chosen for its relevance in the world today.
Join us as we explore the stories of a North Korean defector, migrant workers hailing from a variety of countries including Burma, Vietnam and Bangladesh as well as second-generation Korean emigrants returning to the country their parents left behind.
All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required)
Click here to see the full lineup.
On Foreign Ground: Visions of Migration
Bandhobi is a story about the crossover between two different cultures and the friendship it can spark. As the title suggests, “female friend” in Bengali, the film follows the evolving relationship between Min-seo, a 17-year old rebellious Korean girl, and Karim, a 29-year old Muslim migrant worker from Bangladesh. This character-driven film subtly explores many areas of importance: racism, illegal immigration, family dynamics, the education system and working conditions with great sensitivity and realism.
Booking details: http://london.korean-culture.org/en/38/board/614/read/80679