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The London Korean Film Festival will launch its 13th edition on 1 November 2018 with the UK Premiere of director Jeon Go-woon's awarding winning debut feature, Microhabitat. On what is always a very special evening, we'll have director Jeon with us to talk about her film, take questions from the audience and help us celebrate the start of another fantastic festival.

Tickets to this event usually sell out, book early to avoid disappointment!

Microhabitat + Q+A with Director Jeon Go-woon

Miso (Lee Som), like many thirty-somethings, finds herself unprepared for the harsh economic realities of adulthood. Working as a housekeeper with low wages and zero job security, she struggles to pay the exorbitant rent on her cramped apartment. Miso’s spirited youth playing in a band seems a distant memory. The only modest pleasures she has left are smoking and drinking. When she can’t even afford these, Miso chooses to give up her home rather than her whisky. What might at first seem a callow choice becomes symbolic of her courageous stand for human dignity. Embarking on an odyssey through Seoul, Miso looks up her old bandmates in search of help. Writer-director Jeon has given us a potent heroine for our time in her graceful, wildly inventive debut feature tackling serious themes with style and humour. A truly original voice joins the front ranks of South Korean cinema.

Thursday 1 Nov, 6:30pm, Picturehouse Central

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