The Night Before the Strike + Q&A

Night Before The Strike Website
Film info

Director: Lee Eun and Lee Jae-gu and Chang Younhyun and Chang Dong-hong
Cast: Gang Neung-won, Go Dong-eop, Kim Dong-beom, Park Jong-cheol, Park Hong-gyu
Cert 12, 113mins, 1990

The Night Before the Strike was the second feature produced by Jangsangotmae - a film production collective established in 1987 to help create an alternative cinema in support of progressive social movements. Despite the film being banned, a series of unofficial screenings across the country meant that 300,000 people were able to see it, ironically making it one of the most-viewed independent films of the time. Originally shot on 16mm, the Korean film Archive restored it in 4K, and the film had an official theatrical release in Korea on May Day this year, 30 years after its initial clandestine showings.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Chang Younhyun.

ICA London, 03 Nov 2019 4:00 pm

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