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London Korean Film Festival 2017

12th London Korean Film Festival LKFF

London Korean Film Festival 2017 26 October – 19 November 2017 www.koreanfilm.co.uk by Richard Hamer The London Korean Film Festival is now 12 years old, and has firmly established its reputation as the home for exciting, surprising Asian cinema in the Capital. This year – as the cliché goes – is no different: With a […]

London Korean Film Festival: The First Lap

The First Lap

The First Lap Directed by Kim Dae-hwan Starring Cho Hyun-chul and Kim Saebyuk Screening at LKFF November 8th, 2017 by Richard Hamer A wonderful exploration of cross-generational attitudes to love and life, Kim Dae-hwan’s The First Lap makes for a delightfully low-key closer for this years’ London Korean Film Festival. The film follows Su-hyeon and […]

London Korean Film Festival: The Day After

The Day After

The Day After Directed by Hong Sang-soo Starring Kwon Haehyo, Kim Minhee and Kim Saebyuk Screening at LKFF October 26th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Presented in black and white, every scene amounting to little more than two people sat opposite each other talking, The Day After is a quiet, fascinating little movie. Kwon Haehyo plays […]

London Korean Film Festival: The Outlaws (Crime City)

The Outlaws aka Crime City

The Outlaws (Crime City) Directed by Kang Yun-sung Starring Don Lee, Yoon Kye-sang and Cho Cha-yun Screening at LKFF October 27th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Still playing in Korean cinemas at the time of its London screening, The Outlaws is doing great box office. It’s not hard to see why: Fresh from blockbuster hit Train […]

London Korean Film Festival: Master

Master

Master Directed by Cho Ui-seok Starring Lee Byung-hun, Gang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin Screening at LKFF November 6th, 2017 by Richard Hamer President Jin (Lee Byung-hun) is the charismatic head of a vast and successful Ponzi scheme that is secretly defrauding thousands. His operation is airtight; able to dissemble itself and destroy all evidence at […]

London Korean Film Festival: The Merciless

The Merciless

The Merciless Directed by Byun Sung-hyun Starring Sul Kyung-gu and Yim Si-wan Screening at LKFF November 3rd, 2017 by Richard Hamer Released from prison after a three-year stint, up-and-coming gangster Hyun-soo joins forces with Jae-hoo, an established figure in the Busan underworld, to make the kind of money they spent their years inside dreaming about. […]

61st BFI London Film Festival

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

61st BFI London Film Festival October 4th-15th, 2017 Various London Venues by Joanna Orland and Richard Hamer The 2017 BFI London Film Festival brought world famous movie stars, European premieres, and cinematic highlights from Cannes, Venice, TIFF and Sundance to the UK capital. Alongside showcasing a handful of the best from other fests, this year’s […]

BFI London Film Festival: Wrath of Silence (Bao lie wu sheng)

Wrath of Silence

Wrath of Silence (Bao lie wu sheng) Directed by Xin Yukun Starring Song Yang, Jiang Wu and Yuan Wenkang Screening at LFF October 5th, 6th, 14th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Zhang Baomin (Song Yang) returns to his home in northern China after the disappearance of his juvenile son. Zhang works as a miner, in a […]

BFI London Film Festival: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Directed by Paul McGuigan Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham and Frances Barber Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th, 15th, 2017 by Joanna Orland In 1981, decades after Hollywood star Gloria Grahame’s heyday, the Oscar winning actress finds herself in Liverpool, as she intends […]

BFI London Film Festival: Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988 Directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli Starring Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair and Anamaria Marinca Screening at LFF October 14th, 15th, 2017 by Joanna Orland While her collaboration with The Velvet Underground was short-lived, it shrouded the rest of Nico’s musical career with the curse of the iconic. Longing to be known by her birth […]