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Aimless Bullet

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Director: Yu Hyun-mok
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Choi Moo-ryong, Seo Ae-ja, Kim Hye-jeong
Cert 18, 112mins, 1961

Aimless Bullet is Yu Hyun-mok’s most exem­plary work and a key piece of Korean realist cinema. The film captures the collective anxiety of post-war Korea through clerk Cheol-ho and his family. A commercial failure upon its ini­tial release, it was soon banned by the military government, finally receiving its due recognition when presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1963. Since then the film has gained legendary status in Korea as a clas­sic awaiting rediscovery.

This screening will be introduced by Jason Wood-JIN.

Home, Manchester, 23 Nov 2019 1:15 pm

A Day Off

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Director: Lee Man-hee
Cast: Shin Seong-il, Ji Yun-seong, Kim Seong-ok, Kim Sun-cheol
Cert 15, 74mins, 1968

Seoul. Winter. Sunday. One fairly dodgy-looking young man, one pregnant young woman, and a pack of cigarettes. From this raw material Lee Man-hee, the most imaginative and visually inventive director of Korea’s 1960s and 70s, made a black-and-white masterpiece.

This screening will be introduced by Jason Wood-JIN.

Home, Manchester, 24 Nov 2019 3:30 pm