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BFI London Film Festival 2013: New World

BFI London Film Festival 2013: New World

In New World, which took the Korean box office by storm in the spring, industrial-strength brutality meets finely honed wit in a labyrinthine plot. Date: 19 Oct(Sat) 18:00 Venue: Vue 5 Director: PARK Hong-jung Starring: CHOI Min-sik, LEE Jung-jae Running Time: 134 mins, Cert: 18

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Our Sunhi

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Our Sunhi

Sunhi, a film major graduate, visits her school to ask her professor Choi for a recommendation letter to study in U.S. knowing the professor favors her, she expects a good recommendation from him. Out from her shell after a long time, Sunhi also ends up meeting two men from her past: Munsu, her ex-boy friend, […]

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Lebanon Emotion

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Lebanon Emotion

A violent cat-and-mouse game is remorselessly played out when a young Korean borrows a friend’s apartment and finds himself nursing an injured woman. Date: 11 Oct (Fri) 15:30 Venue: BFI NFT 2 Director: JUNG Young-heon Running Time: 106 mins, Cert: 18

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Nobody’s Daughter Haewon

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Nobody’s Daughter Haewon

Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That day, they run into her classmates at a restaurant and their relationship gets […]

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time QnA with Choi Min-sik @BAFTA

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time QnA with Choi Min-sik @BAFTA

Nameless Gangster is possibly Choi Min-sik’s greatest onscreen performance to date. The actor plays Ik-hyeon, a customs officer who dreams of being rich. Once he realises there is money and power to be had working on the docks he begins to take full advantage of his position. Starting his own drug business he soon attracts […]

Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

To celebrate the centenary of the Japanese film studio Nikkatsu, we select a programme of popular and epoch-defining works from the 1950s and 1960s, directed by some of the country’s best-kept secrets. The programme encapsulates an era of output that defined a post-war ‘golden age’ of cinema in Japan and reflected the changing landscape of […]

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 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club