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London Korean Film Festival 2021: Special Focus Announcement

Author: London Korean Film Festival

Posted: 17 December 2021

Category: General

After a mostly digital edition in 2020 the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is pleased to be returning to cinema screens across the UK’s capital for its 16th year, running from 4 – 19 November 2021. With the biggest programme dedicated to Korean cinema outside of the country itself, the festival is proud to present a rich and diverse line-up showcasing the year’s biggest box-office hits...
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Rolling Q&A with director Kwak Min-Seung

Author: admin

Posted: 16 November 2021

Category: General

An exclusive Q&A with the talented director of LKFF2021 film ‘Rolling’ Kwak Min-Seung. Moderated by Film Critic, University Lecturer and Translator Darcy Paquet. Rolling will be screening on 16 November at Everyman, Screen on The Green.
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Watch Documentary Youn Yuh-jung

Author: admin

Posted: 15 November 2021

Category: General

 In the wake of Youn Yuh-jung’s Academy Award, national broadcaster KBS put together this stylish tribute. It opens with a series of brief statements from acting and other colleagues present and past. Viewers of the film Canola (2016) may be surprised to see Kim Go-eun, the film’s older Hyeji, looking positively radiant; fans of Minari will meet a very different Han Ye-ri than the exhausted yo...
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Special Focus: Youn Yuh-jung Talk with Professor Kim Hong Joon

Author: admin

Posted: 10 November 2021

Category: General

LKFF Programmer Mark Morris discuss’s Youn Yuh-jung’s incredible contribution to Korean cinema and her 5 decade career with Professor Kim Hong Joon of the Korean National University of the Arts. Part of our Special Focus strand celebrating Youn Yuh-jung and her historic Academy Award win. 
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Spring Song Q&A with director Yu Jun-sang

Author: admin

Posted: 10 November 2021

Category: General

 An exclusive Q&A with regular Hong Sangsoo actor and talented director of LKFF2021 film ‘Spring Song’ Yu Jun-sang. Moderated by Film Critic and LKFF Programmer Anton Bitel. Spring Song will be screening on 10 November at Everyman, Screen on The Green.
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Youn Yuh-jung: The Guardian Article by Steve Rose

Author: admin

Posted: 4 November 2021

Category: General

Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung: ‘I’m very strange-looking, in a good way’ As the London Korean film festival kicks off, Youn Yuh-jung, talks about how her portrayals of racy grannies and scheming maids scandalised the nation In her Oscar-winning turn in last year’s Minari, Youn Yuh-jung played the mischievous granny you wished you’d had: the one who ignores your fun-sucking parents, takes you ...
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Tracing Korea’s films by women from the 2010s: Snowball and #AfterMeToo

Author: admin

Posted: 13 October 2021

Category: General

The Seoul International Women’s Film Festival is introducing to audiences at the LKFF two contemporary films by women: Director Lee Woo-jung’s Snowball and Co-directors Park Sohyun, Kangyu Garam, Soram and Lee Somyi’s #AfterMeToo. From their materials and subject matter, from the perspective of style, and also through those women who worked on their production—reflected from all angles across t...
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Documentary – Programme Note

Author: admin

Posted: 13 October 2021

Category: General

In an ongoing collaboration with the Essay Film Festival, the documentary strand of the LKFF has sought, among other things, to shine a light on the rich history and current practice of social and activist documentary in Korea. Following this interest across several years, we have organised sessions dealing with the emergence of independent non-fiction film after the 1980s and filmmakers and fi...
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Indie Talent – Programme Note

Author: admin

Posted: 13 October 2021

Category: General

To cast one’s eyes over the Korean film industry these days is a bit like surveying wreckage after a storm. It will surely take some time before the mainstream industry is back to normal, but how did Korean independent cinema weather the pandemic? At first glance, one might conclude that it held up better than expected. Major local festivals such as Busan and Jeonju have continued to prem...
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Cinema Now – Programme Note

Author: admin

Posted: 13 October 2021

Category: General

As its very name suggests, the remit of the Cinema Now strand is to focus on contemporary Korean films – but given that one of the key guiding principles for the programming (besides excellence) is eclecticism, it can be hard to generalise about films which have, after all, been selected in part for their differences and contrasts. For example, there is little common ground between Seo Yu...
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