The most anticipated Korean film festival of the year is almost here. The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is running from Thursday 3rd November to Thursday 17th November 2016 (in London) with over 60 films both full features and shorts. This year’s festival will be focusing on Korean women directors and especially, the portrayal of Korean women through the eyes of female directors. Aside from this years Special Focus on Women, you can be expected to find films across all genres including animation and documentary.

Special Focus: The Lives of Korean of Korean Women Through the Eyes of Women Directors offers a comprehensive exploration of women filmmakers throughout Korea’s cinematic history. Featuring 11 key works we take the audience back to 1955 with the first ever women-directed film then cover the best from Korea’s New Wave before ending with powerful new features from this year, playing in the UK for the very first time. –  LKFF

The opening gala on the 3rd of November kicks off the festival with a special UK premiere of Lee Kyoung-Mi’s ‘The Truth Beneath’.  This will be the first time a female director has opened the festival. Hong Sang-Soo’s 18th film ‘Yourself and Yours’ will make its exciting UK premiere for the closing gala.

Watch the trailers below!

The Truth Beneath

Yourself and Yours

If you’re based outside of London, you will be excited to hear that the LKFF is touring this year! The festival will make stops at Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Glasgow and Belfast, covering cities across the UK after 3 weeks in the heart of London. The dates for the tour are 18th – 27th November.

Check out the schedule below for dates, venues and film selections.

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(cr. LKFF)

For more information, visit the official website.

You can keep up-to-date with the festival including trailers and ticket information on the official Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!

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