Special Focus on Korean Noir Forum

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This very special event is composed of two panels, the first of which brings together two exciting guests. Eddie Muller, the ‘Czar of Noir’, will first sketch out the history and key elements of film noir while renowned film critic and programmer Huh Moonyung will present a number of key Korean films whose 'noirness' has generated critical debate. Following on from these introductions, curator, critic and filmmaker Ehsan Khoshbakht will moderate the discussion, interrogating the relationship between film noir and ‘Korean noir’.

In the second panel we will hear more from two Korean film directors whose work was included in the special noir programme this year: Lee Doo-yong (The Last Witness) and Oh Seung-uk (Kilimanjaro, Green Fish). Lee will talk us through his understanding of how Korea’s complex history relates to Korean noir film-making. We look forward to deepening our knowledge of Korean noir through sharing a conversation with two directors who have lived through different eras of Korean cinema. The discussion will be moderated by film critic Huh Moonyung.

Regent Street Cinema, 05 Nov 2017 2:30 pm

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