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Japanese Plus: Happy Family Plan – Learn spoken Japanese through film

Japanese Plus: Happy Family Plan – Learn spoken Japanese through film

Happy Family Plan (2000) is the story of the Kawajiri family. Fujio, the father of the family, is suddenly advised that his job no longer exists due to a company restructure. With no apparent prospects of re-employment for Fujio, the family loses sight of all their hopes and dreams. Until they unexpectedly receive an invitation […]

Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese film studio Nikkatsu, the BFI Southbank has programmed a selection of popular and era-defining Nikkatsu films from the 1950s and 1960s. The season includes films by internationally renowned directors such as Shohei Imamura’s post-war Yokosuka-set Pigs and Battleships and Seijin Suzuki’s cult classic Branded to Kill, and will […]

Butoh Through the Lens

Butoh Through the Lens

This film screening and talk, introducing short films about Butoh dance, will be presented by Florencia Guerberof, performer and founder of Asian Performing Arts UK. Firstly, she will show her own film recordings entitled Impressions featuring Yoshito Ono and Duration which reflect her own impressions during her research on Butoh dance in Japan during 2009. […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

In 1997, a research team of 8 men arrived at Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica. The station is 1,000km away from the Antarctic coast in an environment so inhospitable that nothing, not even viruses can survive there. Mr Nishimura is the team’s chef and, using limited ingredients and in the extremely challenging circumstances, tries to […]

My Dear Enemy (2008)

My Dear Enemy (2008)

Single, jobless and broke, 30-something Hee-soo is miserable. To get back on her feet she comes up with a plan to track down her ex, Byoung-woon, and re-claim the 3 ½ million won he owes her. Byoung-woon is also penniless but surprisingly happy for he knows the girls who are willing to give him money. […]

A View of the Korean Society and Women through Films

A View of the Korean Society and Women through Films

“Women on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Women through Films” will allow you to look at the past and present pictures of Korean society. The films that were made from the modern times to the present will allow to peak on the diversity of Korean society. 8 Korean films in this project show a new […]

London Korean Film Night: My Mother, The Mermaid (2004)

London Korean Film Night: My Mother, The Mermaid (2004)

Na-Young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who’s excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, her father leaves home without any notice.Na-Young has no choice […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Happy Flight

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Happy Flight

At an airport, a great variety of aviation professionals, such as pilots, flight attendants, ground crew, mechanics, dispatch controllers and bird patrol crew all support a single flight. They have only one mission: to secure the safety of the passengers! Today was supposed to be any other day on the job, departing on schedule and […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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