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The Film Compendium on the Japanese Mingei Movement – A presentation by Canadian film maker Marty Gross

The Film Compendium on the Japanese Mingei Movement – A presentation by Canadian film maker Marty Gross

Marty Gross has been restoring and enhancing a selection of rare films on pottery-making in Japan. This collection begins with a film made by Bernard Leach in 1934. Segments from the films will be presented documenting what Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada and Soetsu Yanagi were actually seeing as they developed their thinking on mingei. Marty […]

London Korean Film Night: C’est Si Bon (2015)

London Korean Film Night: C’est Si Bon (2015)

Inspired by real events and set in the late 1960s, C’est Si Bon is the music bar where every acoustic band’s dream lies, and where Korea’s leading folk song are born. It is where Geun-tae, the naive country boy met the young musical prodigies Hyung-joo and Chang-sik, and formed the band named after it, the […]

London Korean Film Night: Granny’s Got Talent (2015)

London Korean Film Night: Granny’s Got Talent (2015)

The TV programme Cursing Battle is the nation’s most popular programme and people from across the nation audition for it in the hope of becoming the ‘Cursing King’. However, the contestants’ redundant and uninspiring use of cuss words cause the programme’s viewer-ratings to drop dramatically. The producer decides to revive the show by introducing an […]

Reel Japan Film Festival: Twisted Love

Reel Japan Film Festival: Twisted Love

Reel Japan: ‘Reel’ represents cinema. We are a film festival committed to bringing the best and most exciting Japanese cinema to these shores. ‘Japan’ needs no explanation! It’s the country from whose films we love and want to share with the world. ‘Reel Japan’ represents out commitment to breaking away from stereotypes to show vibrant, […]

London Korean Film Night: Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

London Korean Film Night: Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

In a peaceful middle-class apartment, part-time lecturer Yoon-ju is becoming hyper-sensitive to a dog’s barking coming from somewhere nearby. In an attempt to find the source, he puts his ear to the floor or listens carefully to the sounds from ceiling. Then one day, returning from his recycling ritual, he discovers a puppy standing in […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:Adrenaline Drive アドレナリンドライブ

Films at the Embassy of Japan:Adrenaline Drive アドレナリンドライブ

After an unfortunate accident with a gangster in a black Jaguar, Satoru is taken to the yakuza’s lair. The thug adopts a threatening pose, ready to exact extortionate retribution. At that very moment, a violent explosion rips through the den, killing off almost the entire gang. Shizuko, a plain, timid nurse, happens to be outside […]

London Korean Film Festival 2016 Teaser Screening: The Throne (2015) + QnA with Director Lee Joon-ik

London Korean Film Festival 2016 Teaser Screening: The Throne (2015) + QnA with Director Lee Joon-ik

Throughout his reign (1724-1776), King Youngjo (21st king of the Joseon Dynasty) was constantly plagued by questions about his right to throne. Although the son of a King, his mother had only been a lowly-born concubine, furthermore his path to power had been accelerated by the sudden death of his half-brother King Kyoung-jong. In order […]

London Korean Fill Night: Sunny (2011)

London Korean Fill Night: Sunny (2011)

Na-mi is a typical middle-class housewife with a teenage daughter and brusque husband. While visiting her mother in hospital, she is reunited with her high school friend, Chun-hwa. The two happily reminisce about the good old days. Na-mi was a transfer student and Chun-hwa welcomed the new girl into her clique. The clique was called […]

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