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Exhibition of Japanese ink painting “The Beauty of Transience”

Exhibition of Japanese ink painting “The Beauty of Transience”

Constant change is an inevitable part of life: all things continuously evolve and eventually die. Transience remains a very important concept in Japanese philosophy and is strongly present in Japanese art. Each moment and stage of existence should be appreciated and enjoyed. This ephemeral aspect of all things is strongly reflected in Sumie – Japanese […]

London Korean Film Festival 2016 : 3-27 November 2016

London Korean Film Festival 2016 : 3-27 November 2016

The 11th London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will run from 3-17 November in London followed by a tour around in the UK (Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow & Belfast) until 27 November, with over 60 films across features and shorts, a host of UK & European Premieres, Hits, Retrospectives, Animation, Documentary, and this year’s special focus […]

Speaking Out: Actor-Director Talk Kaori Momoi

Speaking Out: Actor-Director Talk Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi is a cinematic icon. Internationally, Momoi is renowned for her role in Memoirs of a Geisha and her role alongside Quentin Tarantino in Sukiyaki Western Django. Within Japan, she is one of the most highly respected and controversial actresses of her time. Her individualism and ambitious film choices make her an indisputable authority […]

London Korean Film Night: Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013)

London Korean Film Night: Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013)

Actor Ha Jung-woo’s debut feature as a film director, Fasten Your Seatbelt is set inside the business class cabin on a Bobby Airlines flight from Tokyo to Seoul. This plane is full of absurd character, both crew members and passengers such as a businessman, a monk and a paparazzo. The main character Ma Jun-kyu (Jeong […]

London Korean Film Night: Cyrano Agency (2010)

London Korean Film Night: Cyrano Agency (2010)

Named after the well-known French drama Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano Agency is a special consultancy for people who lack dating skills. Staff members of the agency create real-life backdrops and situations to help their “clients” win the love of their dreams. The agency prospers with clients who just don’t have a clue […]

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 […]

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