This year’s line up for London Korean Film Festival has finally been announced. Check out what will be in store for Korean film fans next month.
Much like the previous festivals, the film screenings will take place at different cinema locations in central London from 7 – 15th November. After finishing in London, the event will continue its journey further in the UK like Oxford, St. Andrews and Bradford. The screenings will start from 16th November and finish on 22nd November.
So what will be shown this year? The festival will open on with Hide and Seek starring Son Hyun Joo and directed by Huh Jung. The closing gala will present Boomerang Family which was directed by Song Hae Sung and stars Youn Yuh Jung, Park Hae Il and Yoon Je Moon.
This year’s line-up will also include a retrospective on award-winning filmmaker and producer Kang Woo Suk whose works tend to focus on social issues and domestic concerns. His films Public Enemy, Fists of Legend, Moss, Public Enemy Returns and Silmido will be introduced as homage to his contribution to Korean film. Kang Woo Suk‘s collaborator Sol Kung Gu will also present a preview of Lee Joon-Ik‘s recent film Wish that was based on a real life shocking crime in Korea.
Alongside Korean war classics, London Korean Film Festival will provide a screening of short films, animation for children (Pororo: The Racing Adventures and Bolts + Blip) and Q+A sessions. Example of short film titles that will be shown include Busan Film Festival director Kim Dong Ho’s Jury and Day Trip by PARKing CHANce, a collaboration between Park Chan Wook and Park Chan Kyong.
As far as new Korean cinema titles go, you can catch outbreak disaster The Flu (along with a Q+A with director Kim Sung Su), Montage, spy comedy Secretly Greatly, family comedy South Bound, bullying drama Fatal and Mai Ratima. Furthering the comedy there will be the likes of Code Name Jackal which has Kpop singer Kim Jaejoong as the leading actor, and romantic How To Use Guys With Secret Tips starring Lee Si Young and Oh Jeong Se.
Quite a variety of films to check out for sure. Tickets for the films will go on sale soon. We’ll keep you posted.