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Japanese Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Japanese Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

This summer the Japan Foundation will be hosting a number of special screenings of contemporary Japanese films, from animations, comedy films through to period dramas. Saturday, 9 August, 2pm After the Flowers (Dir. Kenji Nakanishi, 2010, 107 mins, English subtitles) Saturday, 9 August, 6:30pm Barefoot Gen (Dir. Mori Masaki, 1983, 85mins, English subtitles) Friday, 15 […]

London Korean Film Night: A Dirty Carnival (2006)

London Korean Film Night: A Dirty Carnival (2006)

A poor, small-time gangster, Byung-doo, barely supports his family off the meagre pay from his boss Sang-chul. To get the big payday that he needs, he takes a job, in secret, from the head of his gangster family, to kill a bothersome Public Attorney. Successful, Byung-doo starts to live the high life until more secret […]

Korean Film Nights at the Korean Cultural Centre

Korean Film Nights at the Korean Cultural Centre

If your in need of some Eastern films and don’t have time to go to the cinema, the KCC is doing a weekly free film screening at their HQ in central London. A place to see and new movies with themes or Directors in Mind. Since they showed Thirt one of my favourite Vampire movies, […]

London Korean Film Night: THE CONTACT (1997)

London Korean Film Night: THE CONTACT (1997)

Dong-hyun, a radio DJ, has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Lovelorn and scorned his mood is lifted when he receives a copy of a vinyl Velvet Underground LP thinking that it is a gift from his ex. Since it holds a special meaning for his demised relationship, he plays Pale Blue Eyes from the […]

Film Screening: August Shadows- Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Film Screening: August Shadows- Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Kirk Palmer’s practice is located somewhere between the still and the moving image. Landscape and sense of place can be seen as broad themes, as can the existential nature of our relationship with the world. Between 2005 and the present he made August Shadows, a trilogy of moving image works – Murmur (2006), Hiroshima (2007) […]

Special Free Film Screening: The Lovers’ Exile

Special Free Film Screening: The Lovers’ Exile

The classical tradition of Bunraku puppet theatre has rarely been committed to screen prior, or indeed since Canadian director Marty Gross’s seminal film of 1980, which remains to this date the only filmed adaptation of a Bunraku performance. Both a documentary on the art form and a rendering of the famous Bunraku play, Gross’s film […]

London Korean Film Night: THIRST (2009)

London Korean Film Night: THIRST (2009)

Catholic priest, Sang-hyun, is a devoted and devout member of the local community. His level of commitment has him volunteering for medical research but a side-effect of the experimentation is that the priest has turned into a vampire. Sang-hyun quickly experiences both physical and psychological changes including a hunger for blood and lusting feelings towards […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Rail Truck (トロッコ)

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Rail Truck (トロッコ)

With the ashes of their late father, Atsushi, Toki and their mother travel from Tokyo to a mountain village in the south of Taiwan. Having been raised in the big city, the boys are wide-eyed at the verdant rural scenery. And waiting for them is a Taiwanese grandfather who speaks Japanese. Atsushi, strongly conscious that […]

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