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London Korean Film Night: Someone Special (2004)

London Korean Film Night: Someone Special (2004)

Dong Chi-seong used to be a popular pitcher but is now in the minor league playing as an outfielder. Suddenly he loses his girlfriend and then hears from his doctor that he only has three months left. Time will heal a heartbreak they say, but Chi-seong doesn’t have time. With a shattered heart he goes […]

London Korean Film Night: Guns and Talks (2001)

London Korean Film Night: Guns and Talks (2001)

Toxic fumes fromf an air conditioner kill a man in his car. A bullet pierces through a man’s brain before he even gets to turn the ignition. A man picks up a phone and three stories of a building explode. In the middle of all this chaos, four men walk out of the building without […]

AU REVOIR L’ETE

AU REVOIR L’ETE

Before 18 year old Sakuko starts university, she visits her aunt Mikie in a seemingly sleepy coastal Japanese town. Mikie meets up with old flame Ukichi who now manages the local love motel, whilst Sakuko gets to know a young Fukushima refugee who works there. A web of relationships evolve throughout the summer with a […]

Voices from the Past: Shadows of War in Japanese Cinema

Voices from the Past: Shadows of War in Japanese Cinema

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a war which ended in Japan in August 1945. Since then traces of the war have been prevalent in the arts of Japan right through to today, and cinema is by no means an exception. Reflecting on life back then, the […]

Summer Explorers! Japanese Anime Screenings

Summer Explorers! Japanese Anime Screenings

This summer the Japan Foundation have organised a day packed full of special anime film screenings, all of which can be enjoyed on the big screen! 11:30am: Anime for Everyone! (Recommended for ages 2+) KOMANEKO – The Curious Cat 1:00pm: Anime Goes Underground (Recommended for ages 8+) SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT 2:10pm: Anime […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: SHODO GIRLS!! 書道ガールズ!!わたしたちの甲子園

Films at the Embassy of Japan: SHODO GIRLS!! 書道ガールズ!!わたしたちの甲子園

The story is set in Shikoku Chuo City in Ehime Prefecture, the ‘City of Paper’ that boasts the top output of paper in Japan. Due to the long recession, however, the city has lost its former prosperity. Satoko is the captain of the calligraphy club in the local high school and has won many awards […]

London Korean Film Night: Friend (2001)

London Korean Film Night: Friend (2001)

As teenage boys, they fight together, fall for the same girl and form rivalries that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Joon-suk is the leader of the gang and he looks after Sang-taek, the timid bookworm. Dong-su is the brooding rebel and Joong-ho is the clown. A few years later, Joong-ho and […]

London Korean Film Night: Dr. K (1999)

London Korean Film Night: Dr. K (1999)

A mysterious doctor has a very special gift that allows him to successfully save his patients’ lives when they are statistically impossible to save. As his peers begin to investigate him, they soon discover the lengths that the doctor is going to to save his patients. Neuro-surgeon resident K is embedded with state-of-the-art medical knowledge. […]

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