2018 Programme Line-up

The London Korean Film Festival 2018 will run from 1- 14 November in London before taking highlights around the country with the annual UK Tour. The festival will feature an in-depth Special Focus entitled A Slice of Everyday Life, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse set of strands; Cinema Now, Women's Voices, Indie Firepower, Contemporary Classics, Artists Video, Animation and Shorts. 

Information and booking for all films can be found by following the Programme Strand links below.



Programme Strands

Director Jeon Go-woon presents her wildly inventive debut feature Microhabitat at the LKFF 2018 Opening Gala on 1st November.

Dreamy doc/drama hybrid The Return closes the London leg of the Festival on 14th November with lead actress Karoline Sofie Lee on hand to discuss the film and its themes.

This year’s Special Focus: A Slice of Everyday Life aims to escape the overtly dramatic to uncover the profundity found in the day-to-day, showing that skilled filmmaking can reveal the significant emotional moments that affect all our lives. Includes classic screenings, brand new UK & European Premieres and an in-depth Forum with UK & Korean filmmakers and critics.

From the country’s biggest blockbusters to the latest works from its leading auteurs, Cinema Now highlights the best new cinema to have come out of Korea over the past year.

Women’s Voices is an exciting, taboo-breaking cinematic journey through issues that are gradually gaining momentum in terms of recognition and cultural awareness. Refreshingly candid, necessary and often playful, these are films to start conversations.

Asian Cinema expert Tony Rayns introduces the best new, independent Korean cinema, along with retrospective screenings from revered indie veteran Park Kiyong.

Acclaimed director Lee Myung-se (Nowhere to Hide, Duellist) journeys to the UK to present three early works from his 1990s ‘love trilogy’. Boasting a uniquely experimental visual style, these touching comic romances hint at the artistry to be employed in his later critically and commercially successful works.

A touching adaptation of a classic Korean short story and a colourful adventure that’s sure to entertain the littlest moviegoers makeup this year’s Animation strand.

Six short films from this year’s Mise-en-Scène Short Film Festival, including the winners of the festival’s Grand Prize and the Jury’s Special Award for Best Actor.

The London Korean Film Festival’s Artist Video strand – programmed and presented in partnership with LUX – brings the work of Korean artists working with the moving image to the UK.

From 16- 25th November we’ll be visiting: Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Manchester, and Nottingham. Find film and booking details here.