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London Korean Film Night: MOTHER (2009)

London Korean Film Night: MOTHER (2009)

This collaboration between acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho and Ryu Seonghie has definitely been the pair’s most fruitful work. The film centres on an unnamed middle aged widow who lives a meagre existence selling medicinal herbs and looking after her disabled son, Do-joon. When a local highschool girl is discovered murdered the police quickly suspect Do-joon […]

Special Film Screening: Ninja Shadow Warriors

Special Film Screening: Ninja Shadow Warriors

Ninja Shadow Warriors is a drama documentary unearthing the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions behind the infamous Ninja, a small band of rebellious mountain villagers, who were a constant thorn in the side of the Samurai warrior clans. The film tells the intriguing story of Ninja boy Tanba who was trained by […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: My Way of Life

Films at the Embassy of Japan: My Way of Life

A special film screening where we are joined by Hideki Wada, who is a doctor and at the same time the film director. In Japan, the world’s most rapidly ageing society, nearly five million people are estimated to live with dementia. With his experience as a doctor for over 20 years in the field of […]

Film Screening: My Atomic Aunt

Film Screening: My Atomic Aunt

Once avid supporters of the local nuclear plant and its managers, Aunt Kuniko and her community are on the verge of being permanently excluded from their homes in the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe. Director Kyoko Miyake, having lived outside of Japan for more than a decade, feels compelled to revisit Fukushima. She wants to […]

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), taking place in York, will feature a selection of Japanese films courtesy of Short Short Film Festival & Asia, spanning genres in experimental film, animation and drama. Titles include Koyuki’s Wandering Football by Satsuki Okawa and animation Hashi no mukou by Shigeyoshi Tsukahara amongst others. In addition to […]

London Korean Film Night: The Front Line (2011)

London Korean Film Night: The Front Line (2011)

Near the end of ‘The Forgotten War’ a bloody, never-ending battle rages over the capture of a tiny hill along the North – South border. The fighting was so intense that the hill would swap hands several times a day. To uncover a possible murderer and North Korean undercover operative, First Lieutenant Kang travels to […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers

Suzume is a bored housewife. Due to his job, her husband has been transferred abroad, and her only routine task is feeding his beloved turtle. “Do I really want my life to be this way?” Happening to see a tiny advertisement “Spies Wanted”, she goes to meet a couple, Shizuo and Etsuko, who think that […]

London Korean Film Night (2003): Memories of Murder

London Korean Film Night (2003): Memories of Murder

1986, Gyunggi Province. A young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. A couple of months later, several other rapes and murders occur under similar circumstances. In a country that has never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial killer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area. A […]

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