The 58th London BFI Film Festival takes place from 8th October until 19th October 2014, where 4 Korean films will be shown. A couple of them will also be shown at the Korean Film Festival, so if you miss them, you can always catch them again!

Thursday 16th October 2014.

       13:00 – A Girl at My Door (Directed by July Jung) at ICA – Nearest Underground Station: Charing Cross
Debate section: Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day to the village, she encounters with Dohee who is the girl living in the town, seeming to have somewhat gloomy looking face. As Young-nam tries to accommodate with her new surroundings, an accident of Dohee’s grandma getting killed by falling in the seashore cliff happens. As to protect the girl from her stepfather’s abuse, Young-nam let Dohee stay at her place but things turn out to be more mysterious as she gets to know her. (via IMBD)

       20:45 – A Hard Day (Directed by Kim Sung Hoon) at Rich Mix – Nearest Underground Station: Aldgate East, Old Street, Bethnal Green, Liverpool Street


Thrill section: On the way back from his mother’s funeral, special crimes detective Gun-su gets into an accident, killing a man instantly. In order to cover up his crime, he hides the body inside his mother’s coffin, with her inside. A few days later, Gun-su’s crime pops up on the police database and his partner is heading up the case. Gun-su feels distressed as his partner slowly uncovers more details of the accident. To make things worse, a witness to the accident approaches Gun-su by threatening his life. (via IMBD)


Saturday 18th October 2014.

       13:15 – The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (Directed by Chang-Hyung Yun) at Ritzy – Nearest Underground Station: Brixton
Family section: An adventure by Il-ho the Satellite Girl and a shy cow to save the world from a black monster. (via IMDB)

 For more information, visit the BFI London Film Festival website. Like the London Korean Film Festival page on Facebook to stay updated on the event!


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