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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. […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: A Brief Message from the Heart  日本一短い「母」への手紙

Films at the Embassy of Japan: A Brief Message from the Heart  日本一短い「母」への手紙

“Mom, are you happy with him? Father said nothing and died quietly.” Hiroshi finds a short message that his sister Maki had written to the mother who abandoned them eighteen years ago. Their father has recently died of a heart attack, without talking about his divorce. Hiroshi decides to search for his mother, and tracks […]

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 […]

London Korean Film Night: Memento Mori (1999)

London Korean Film Night: Memento Mori (1999)

Min-ah discovers a purple diary. As she reads through the pages, she realizes it is a journal exchanged between Hyo-shin and Shee-eun. Min-ah suspects something more than friendsship going on between the two, and her suspicion becomes stronger as she discovers them in the school’s medical room where she was seeking refuge to read the […]

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

This year’s lineup for the Japan Foundation-supported Edinburgh International Film Festival includes a number of UK premieres of contemporary Japanese films, including Masaharu Take’s 100 Yen Love starring Sakura Ando, Nobuhiro Yamashita’s latest film La La La at Rock Bottom, Yuya Ishii’s Our Family and more. Date: 17 June 2015 – 28 June 2015 Venue: […]

London Korean Film Night: Family Ties (2006)

London Korean Film Night: Family Ties (2006)

The film Family Ties is an ensemble story of three seemingly unconnected episodes. It begins with Mi-ra, who runs a small restaurant and has a troublesome brother, Hyung-chul. After being discharged from the military he goes missing only to turn up five years later accompanied by a middle-aged woman, Mu-sin. He gives a bunch of […]

Film Screening: Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

Film Screening: Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art, with an introduction by Felix Tikotin’s grandson, Jaron Borensztajn, follwed by a Q&A. Dir. Santje Kramer, 2013. 77 min. Dutch and English with English subtitles. FREE for Sainsbury Institute Friends £5 non-members | £3 students Book early […]

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)

Hyo-seop is a miserable novelist who has not yet published a single decent novel. He visits a publishing company where one of his junior colleagues works only to confirm that his manuscripts are worthless. On the same night, he goes out for a drink with friends, gets into a fight with a critic and ends […]

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