2017 Festival Dates Announced!
The London Korean Film Festival will return in October for its 12th fantastic year!
Running from 26 October - 19 November, we'll be bringing the biggest and best Korean films to venues across London and around the UK as we present a diverse lineup consisting of the year's biggest hits, including many UK & European Premieres, as well as our Special Focus, classic cinema, documentary and more.
Keep an eye on this site for all upcoming announcements...
LKFF2017 Teaser Screening #6: A TAXI DRIVER
UK Premiere - Monday 14 August, 6:30pm, Picturehouse Central
It’s 1980, and the political climate of South Korea is tense. Just one year earlier the country’s authoritarian president was assassinated and the military seized power through a coup d’état. Now, democracy movements that were once firmly suppressed are on the rise, but a tragic event that will change the course of the country’s history looms on the horizon.
Oblivious to all of this is taxi driver Man-seob (Song Kang-ho, The Age of Shadows, The Host). Struggling to raise his daughter on a meagre salary, Man-seob jumps at the chance to take a mysterious foreigner on a trip from Seoul down to the southern city of Gwangju. His passenger, it turns out, is a German journalist (Thomas Kretschmann, Avengers: Age of Ultron) with a secret agenda to investigate the strange rumours emanating from the far-flung town…
For more info and booking details click here.
Korean Film Nights 2017
Patchworks: Unwrapping My Korean Cinema
Korean Film Nights continues...
Patchworks: Unwrapping My Korean Cinema is the final season of 2017’s Korean Film Nights. The title is a play on Kim hong-joon’s My Korean Cinema (2002–2006), an 8-episode essay film that explored the director’s relationship with the history of Korean cinema.
With each of the 8 episodes tackling a separate facet of the history of Korean cinema, our programme will focus on two episodes within the film: Smoking Women & For the March of Fools. Our programme of six Thursday night screenings will then be further separated into two mini-strands of three nights each. These two mini-strands will be comprised of five features and a short film programme in which My Korean Cinema will be cinematically ‘unwrapped’.
All screenings take place at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and are free to attend (booking required)
Click here to see the full lineup.
27 July, 7pm | KCCUK
Shorts Night: Women Now
This night of six short films illustrates how the experiences of women in Korea have changed since the 1930s as shown in Kim hong-joon’s film, Smoking Women. Made by a mix of men, women, expats and emigres, the programme presents an image of the ‘millennial woman’: one who is finally in charge of her own destiny.
Booking details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...