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Film Screening: KABUKU – Behind the Curtain of Contemporary Kabuki Theatre

Film Screening: KABUKU – Behind the Curtain of Contemporary Kabuki Theatre

Kabuku is a fascinating documentary offering a behind-the-scenes view of the unique theatrical genre of Japanese kabuki. Focusing on the rehearsal process and lead up to the performance of the contemporary kabuki play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the 1,000 Cherry Trees) – a version of which was also performed at Sadler’s Wells in London […]

London Korean Film Night: The Power of the Kangwon Province (1998)

London Korean Film Night: The Power of the Kangwon Province (1998)

It’s another hot humid summer in Seoul, and a trip to the mountain and temples of Kangwon Province is one way to revive one’s spirit in the aftermath of a breakup. Or not… On the rebound from a love affair with Sang-Kwon, her married university instructor, Ji-Sook joins two girlfriends for a trip to Kangwon […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: HINOKIO ヒノキオ

Films at the Embassy of Japan: HINOKIO ヒノキオ

Satoru has cut himself off from the world since his mother died in an accident. He refuses any human contact and has shut himself in his room, only coming out to get food that his father leaves for him on the table. His father, a scientist who helps to design robots, gives Satoru a remote […]

London Korean Film Night: The Day a Pig Fell into a Well (1996)

London Korean Film Night: The Day a Pig Fell into a Well (1996)

The title derives from John Cheeverm’s short story, and the film portrays a struggling novelist. Hyo-seop is a miserable novelist who has not yet published a single decent novel. While suffering from a sense of inferiority and victimhood for being treated as a third-class novelist, Hyo-seop falls madly in love with a married woman, Bo-kyung. […]

London K-Drama Screenings 2015

London K-Drama Screenings 2015

Date / Time: Thursday 2 April 2015 / 19:00~22:00 Venue: KCCUK Multi-purpose Hall Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미, 힐미) Broadcasting: MBC (07.01-12.03.2015), 20 episodes Production: Pan Entertainment, Huace Media Cast: Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum Synopsis: Cha Do-hyun (Ji Sung) is a third generation heir to a Korean chaebol. As a way of protecting himself from […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle 「阪急電車 片道15分の軌跡」

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle 「阪急電車 片道15分の軌跡」

An ordinary train commute and a familiar landscape. A train is a medium for people’s lives and stories. When you look up from the page of your book, when you put away your mobile, a sliver of magic – a life-changing encounter – may be waiting for you. A slight shift in your viewpoint can […]

London Korean Film Night: The Foul King (2000)

London Korean Film Night: The Foul King (2000)

The story of a banker who shines as a pro-wrestler. In the days when head-butting wrestler Kim Il was in his glory, a young boy idolised Ultra Tiger Mask, the one and only foul-playing wrestler. Now the boy has grown into a shy and incompetent man. His days are long and tedious, and his boss […]

Film Screening: “The Piano in the Shed”

Film Screening: “The Piano in the Shed”

To commemorate the 4th anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, there will be a film screening of “The Piano in the Shed” at UCL. The film tells the story of Haruka, a 17 year old high school student living on a peach farm with her family in Koori, Fukushima. One year on from […]

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