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London Korean Film Festival 2010

10 Nov 201014 Nov 2010

The Fifth London Korean Film Festival makes its debut at the ICA bringing the latest and greatest Korean films to London. This year promises to spotlight war, women and thrillers with an exciting range of films including the Cannes hit, The Housemaid, comic adapted Moss, comedy thriller Secret Reunion as well as animations, special guests, talks and Director Q&A’s.

  • Harmony (Ha-mo-ni), Dir Kang Dae-gyu, 2010

    Harmony (Ha-mo-ni)

    10 Nov 2010

    An uplifting and heartfelt story of women seeking redemption in the Korean penal system starring Kim Yun-jin from Lost and the directorial debut for Kang Dae-gyu. 

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  • Be With Me, Dir. Kang Jin-a

    Mise-En-Scene Short Films 1

    10 Nov 2010

    A selection of short films from some of Koreas up-and-coming filmmakers including many festival winning films.

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  • The Servant (Bang-ja-jeon)

    The Servant (Bang-ja-jeon)

    10 Nov 2010

    Dealing with class divide and sex during Korea’s Joseon Dynasty Era, The Servant shows Kim Dae-woo has honed his craft to a fine art.

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  • The Servant (Bang-ja-jeon)

    The Servant (Bang-ja-jeon)

    10 Nov 2010

    Dealing with class divide and sex during Korea’s Joseon Dynasty Era, The Servant shows Kim Dae-woo has honed his craft to a fine art.

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  • What is the Future of Korean Film?

    11 Nov 2010

    With the success of films like Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, Park Chan-wook’s Thirst or Hong Sang-soo’s Ha Ha Ha, Korean cinema is yet again on a roll in the West. But despite the few festival darlings that make it to the big screen in the UK, is Korean film both at home and abroad plagued by short-termism, dominated by a culture of boom and bust?

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  • Frozen Land, Dir Kim Tae-yong

    Mise-En-Scene Short Films 2

    11 Nov 2010

    A selection of short films from some of Koreas up-and-coming filmmakers including many festival winning films.

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  • Bedevilled, Dir Jang Cheol-soo

    Bedevilled (Gim-bong-nam Sa-rin-sa-geo-nui Jeon-mal)

    11 Nov 2010

    Bedevilled is the type of film that comes around every couple of years that reminds you that the Koreans are still the masters of revenge films.

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  • Secret Reunion (Ui-hyeong-je), Dir. Jang Hun, 2010

    Secret Reunion (Ui-hyeong-je)

    12 Nov 2010

    A buddy action film might seem the wrong forum to explore the relationship between the North and South Korea but director Jang Hun had done just that.

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  • Bestseller (Be-seu-teu-sel-leo)

    Bestseller (Be-seu-teu-sel-leo)

    12 Nov 2010

    Teetering between horror and mystery Bestseller takes it’s viewer through a Stephen King style escapade of Korean folklore and unholy conspiracies.

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  • Green Days, Dir. Jae-Hoon An & Hye-Jin Han, 2010

    Green Days plus Director Q&A

    13 Nov 2010

    Described as a Korean cousin to Studio Ghibli in style, Green Days illustrates the universal themes of the highs and lows of adolescence.

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  • A Little Pond (Ja-geun-yeon-mot), Dir. Lee Sang-woo, 2010

    A Little Pond (Ja-geun-yeon-mot)

    13 Nov 2010

    Hugely controversial and barely even released in its native Korea, A Little Pond explores the circumstances surrounding the 1950 No Gun Ri Bridge killings.

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  • Korean Short Animations

    13 Nov 2010

    A selection of Korean short film animations exploring truly unique themes through some of the best and undiscovered animated minds working in Korea today.

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  • Paju, Dir Park Chan-ok, 2010

    Paju

    13 Nov 2010

    A greatly entertaining film with fantastic sedated acting from the leads and a tremendous leap in storytelling mastery from Park Chan-ok.

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  • Moss (I-kki), Dir. Kang Woo-suk

    Moss (I-kki)

    13 Nov 2010

    Based on the popular internet comic of the same name, Moss, sees Ryu Hae-guk uncovering a vast, diabolical conspiracy that people will kill to keep hidden.

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  • 71 – Into the Fire, Dir John H Lee, 2010

    71 – Into the Fire

    14 Nov 2010

    This film deals with the real events and people involved when 71 students found themselves fighting back numerous waves of North Korean soldiers.

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  • Blades of Blood (Gu-reu-meul Beo-seo-nan Dal-cheo-reom), Dir. Lee Joon-ik, 2010

    Blades of Blood (Gu-reu-meul Beo-seo-nan Dal-cheo-reom)

    14 Nov 2010

    In 1591 the Japanese are moments away from landing on the Korean shores and the King’s court is embroiled with internal struggles between the East and West Councils.

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  • The Housemaid (Ha-nyeo), Dir. Im Sang-soo, 2010

    The Housemaid (Ha-nyeo) plus Q&A

    14 Nov 2010

    Im Sang-soo’s remake of the classic Korean 1960’s film of the same name has been a huge hit at this year’s Cannes and a worthy successor to the original.

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