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Japanese in Britain: Oral Histories Film Screening

Japanese in Britain: Oral Histories Film Screening

Following the devastation of the Second World War and the privations of the post-war period, the Tokyo 1964 Olympics marked the re-emergence of Japan on the world stage. As Japan flourished, enjoying economic growth and political stability, the liberalisation of passports and the end of restrictions on foreign currency opened the door for Japanese to […]

London Korean Film Night: Scandal Makers (2008)

London Korean Film Night: Scandal Makers (2008)

Geum-soon (Bae Doo-na), once a top-ranked volleyball player, is now a housewife with a six-month-old daughter and a trouble-making husband. When her husband goes to work, Geum-soon sometimes visits the volleyball stadium where she meets many of her old colleagues and starts to reminiscence her old life as a professional sportswoman. One night Geum-soon receives […]

Tora-san Confesses 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白

Tora-san Confesses 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白

Torajiro, known as Tora-san, is on a trip to Tottori prefecture. Bumping into Izumi, who is the girlfriend of his nephew Mitsuo and who has failed to get a job in Tokyo, he discovers that she has run away from her home as she is not happy about her mother’s remarrying. Having received a postcard […]

London Korean Film Night: Saving My Hubby (2002)

London Korean Film Night: Saving My Hubby (2002)

Geum-soon (Bae Doo-na), once a top-ranked volleyball player, is now a housewife with a six-month-old daughter and a trouble-making husband. When her husband goes to work, Geum-soon sometimes visits the volleyball stadium where she meets many of her old colleagues and starts to reminiscence her old life as a professional sportswoman. One night Geum-soon receives […]

London Korean Film Night: No.3

London Korean Film Night: No.3

This is an action comedy that harshly criticizes society, through the complaints that lower-class people have against a world where the privileged win everything. Tae-Ju is a wandering gangster of the Do-Gang Family. He becomes the Number Three for helping the Family boss destroy a conspiracy. Five years later, Number Two Jae-Cheol and Number Three […]

Shining Stars: Idols in Japanese Cinema in the 1980s and 1990s

Shining Stars: Idols in Japanese Cinema in the 1980s and 1990s

‘Idol’ is a term which has become a ubiquitous feature of Japanese culture. Packaged as cute, adolescent starlets, idols appear on both in film and TV and are known for their singing and acting in often equal measure. While the trend has continued since the 1960s, this film season focuses on the paramount period of […]

London Korean Film Night: Save the Green Planet (2003)

London Korean Film Night: Save the Green Planet (2003)

The feature debut by director Jang Joon-hwan mixes elements of multiple genres such as comedy, science fiction, thriller and horror. The main character, Lee Byeong-gu (Shin Ha-kyun) is a beekeeper and mannequin maker, somewhat an ordinary young man. He, however, firmly believes that all of Earth’s social ills are the evil doings of aliens; unless […]

Summer Explorers! 2 – Japanese Anime Screenings

Summer Explorers! 2 – Japanese Anime Screenings

Following the popularity of last year’s Summer Explorers, we have come back with many more anime films to brighten your summer days! Date: 30 July 2016 – 6 August 2016 Venue: Various

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club