Korea is regularly in the world news cycle of late due to some tense international political machinations. This year’s festival moves from this global outlook to an intimate view of the day-to-day lives and struggles of the people of the country on the ground. The 13th London Korean Film Festival proudly presents a programme that incorporates and engages with many of the topical conversations taking place in society today, through the international language of cinema.
Running from 1- 14 November in London before taking highlights around the country with its annual UK Tour, the festival will feature an in-depth Special Focus entitled A Slice of Everyday Life, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse set of strands; Cinema Now, Women’s Voices, Indie Firepower, Contemporary Classics, Artists Video, Animation and Shorts.
Guests confirmed for this year’s festival and available for interview include:
- Director Jeon Go-woon – Microhabitat
- Actress Karoline Sofie Lee – The Return
- Director Lee Myung-se – My Love, My Bride, First Love, Their Last Love Affair, Can’t Live Without You
- Director Park Kiyong – Motel Cactus, Camel, Old Love
- Director Kwon Hayoun – Artists Video
- Director Kim Bo-ram – For Vagina’s Sake
- Director Jeong Ga-young – Hit the Night
- Film critic & Programmer Jang Byungwon (Jeonju International Film Festival)
- Author Jeong Yu-jeong – Seven Years of Night
- Director & Actor Yang Ik-June – Breathless, The Poet and the Boy
London venues include: Picturehouse Central, Regent Street Cinema, ICA, Phoenix Cinema, Close-up, LUX, Rio Cinema, Birkbeck’s Institute of Moving Image, Kingston University, National Film & Television School, British Museum and KCCUK.
The festival tours to: Glasgow Film Theatre, Edinburgh Film House, Manchester HOME, Sheffield Showroom, Nottingham Broadway Cinema, Belfast Queen’s Film Theatre until 25 November 2018.
The London Korean Film Festival 2018 1-14 November in London and on Tour around the UK until 25th November
For more information head to their official website here http://koreanfilm.co.uk/