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2014 Chinese Visual Festival

2014 Chinese Visual Festival

* Guest directors Jia Zhangke and Pema Tseden * More than 40 cutting-edge films, including world and UK premieres * China Independent Film Festival 10th Anniversary event and guests * Wang Xin’s daily experimental art installation project The Gallery * Local filmmakers showcase, panel discussions and public lectures with key industry figures and academics, including […]

Special Free Film Screening: Drops of Heaven

Special Free Film Screening: Drops of Heaven

Yoshiko Tatsumi is an 89-year-old Japanese culinary artist and writer, famous in Japan for Inochi no soup (“the soup of life”), a natural and nutritious soup which she has been making her entire life. Through discovering Yoshiko’s philosophy on slow food and nurturing life, this documentary film delves into the origin of the legendary soup […]

London Korean Film Night: ANTARCTIC JOURNAL (2005)

London Korean Film Night: ANTARCTIC JOURNAL (2005)

During an expedition to the ‘Pole of Inaccessibility’ in the Antarctic, a team of six explorers experience strange and sinister forces after coming into contact with a mysterious journal. While trekking across the vast expanse of the unforgiving South Pole, a team of Korean polar explorers discover a journal, lost 80 years previous by a […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Burmese Harp  ビルマの竪琴

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Burmese Harp  ビルマの竪琴

“Mizushima, come home with us!” These are the iconic words from one of the most famous and touching scenes of this film. In the summer of 1945, the Japanese forces on the Burma front are finding it difficult to retreat across the border into Thailand. Private First Class Mizushima, who has made a Burmese harp, […]

London Korean Film Night: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

London Korean Film Night: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

The third and final chapter in the Park Chan-wook Vengeance trilogy sees a beautiful but deadly woman, Geum-ja, seeking revenge against the man who framed her for murder. After being convicted of the kidnap and murder of a child, Geum-ja seemingly becomes a model prisoner during her 13-year stint. Upon release it becomes obvious that […]

London Korean Film Night: Moss (2010)

London Korean Film Night: Moss (2010)

A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out the audience is led on a thrilling and hauntingly atmospheric journey into the history of the father and the truth about […]

London Korean Film Night: New World (2013) with director’s QnA

London Korean Film Night: New World (2013) with director’s QnA

Goldmoon, Korea’s biggest criminal organisation has been thrown into chaos when its leader, Chairman Seok, dies in a suspicious car accident. The police’s top brass quickly initiate project ‘New World’ where undercover cop, Ja-sung, who infiltrated the organisation eights years ago, attempts to wrestle control of the Goldmoon. Ja-sung is desperate to retire and live […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Family Secret  ひき逃げファミリー

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Family Secret  ひき逃げファミリー

Set in the 1990s, this film uses black humour to cast a sharp, satirical eye at the problems facing modern Japanese families. Hiroshi accidentally hits a young woman with his car and flees in panic. He confesses to his wife, Yoko, who persuades him to keep quiet as his arrest would mean the end for […]

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