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Kentaro Kobayashi: Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life (UK Premiere)

Kentaro Kobayashi: Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life (UK Premiere)

Kentaro Kobayashi, the award-winning Japanese comedian, playwright, performer, is coming to London to unveil his brand new show Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life. Kentaro’s theatrical works have been so popular in Japan that hopeful audience members have to draw lots to win the right to buy a ticket! Kentaro has gained fame from a […]

The Catcher on the Shore やぎの冒険

The Catcher on the Shore やぎの冒険

In Okinawa there is a tradition of eating goat. This tradition has been in decline in urban areas but goats are still kept in various places. Nowadays, they are seen more as pets, rather than food. This film is set in Yanbaru, a forested area in the north of Okinawa island. A goat that had […]

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme:  It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters

This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will provide an exciting programme of films under the narrative framework of ‘encounters’. Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, from popular contemporary films, classics through to animation, the programme will include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, […]

London Korean Film Night: Festival (1996)

London Korean Film Night: Festival (1996)

Lee Joonsup is a famous writer in his 40s. One day he is informed that his mother who has been ill for a number of years has just passed away. Before he goes to his mother’s house in the countryside to assist with the funeral, he is busy cancelling all his appointments and telling everyone […]

London Korean Film Night: Wangsimni (1959)

London Korean Film Night: Wangsimni (1959)

Jun-tae returns to his hometown, Wangsimni, after living abroad for 14 years. After settling in at a hotel, he walks the streets of Wangsimni, reminiscing about the fond memories he shared with Jeong-hui. He comes across the local billiards room he used to visit and sees that Choi, the manager of the billiards room, still […]

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

On the occasion of the opening night of the exquisite Japanese film ‘A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story’ Japanese master chef Kaoru Yamamoto will give a specialist insight into the Kaga Cuisine that plays a major role in the film. Presented in collaboration with the Daiwa Foundation. From the 12th, the […]

London Korean Film Night: The Host (2006)

London Korean Film Night: The Host (2006)

On the banks of the Han River, a crowd gathers to watch an unidentified object hanging onto a bridge. In an instant, the object reveals itself as a terrifying creature, turning the riverbank into a gruesome sea of blood. Amid the chaos, a school girl, Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature right before her […]

London Korean Film Night: A Bittersweet Life (2005)

London Korean Film Night: A Bittersweet Life (2005)

Hot on the heels of revenge thrillers such as Oldboy, Lee Byung-hun bursts onto the screen as Kim Sun-woo, a ranking gangster, While managing a posh hotel Sun-woo has learned to appreciate the finer things in life but still lets his fists fly when it is needed, or at the behest of his boss, Kang, […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club