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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

London Korean Film Night: The King of Jokgu (2013)

London Korean Film Night: The King of Jokgu (2013)

Man-seob (An Jae-hong) used to be the “king of Jokgu” (a fusion of football and volleyball). He was infamous for his unstoppable foot spike whilst serving in the army. He returns to school after completing his military service only to find that the jJokgu court has been removed. He desperately tries to find a way […]

Best Wishes for Tomorrow 明日への遺言

Best Wishes for Tomorrow 明日への遺言

After WWII, Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada goes on trial charged with executing American aircrews who had carried out indiscriminate bombing of the city of Nagoya toward the end of the war. He insists that such bombing perpetrated by the Americans was against international law and that the executions constituted punishment in line with military practices. […]

London Korean Film Night: My Teacher, Mr. Kim (2003)

London Korean Film Night: My Teacher, Mr. Kim (2003)

A primary school teacher Kim Bong-du (Cha Seung-won) working in Seoul is perhaps not the most devoted and honest teacher; Kim is late for meetings, looks for a bribe from students’ parents, and neglects his teaching duties, often assigning students to study by themselves or to clean up the classroom. One day he is transferred […]

London Korean Film Night: Singles (2003) with Intro by Paul Quinn

London Korean Film Night: Singles (2003) with Intro by Paul Quinn

One of the highest-grossing films from the early 2000s, this film Singles, based on the Japanese novel Christmas at Twenty-nine, is a delightful comedy drama revolving around two young single women’s friendship. Na-nan (Jang Jin-young), soon to turn 30, is at a crossroads in her life. She has been dumped by her boyfriend then got […]

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 […]

Summer Holiday Everyday 毎日が夏休み

Summer Holiday Everyday 毎日が夏休み

Set in Tokyo in the early 1990s. The Rinkaijis are, by all appearances, a well-to-do Japanese family. The stepfather Nariyuki works for an elite corporation, which gives his wife Yoshiko status in their suburban neighbourhood. One day the daughter Sugina, who herself has secretly stopped going to school as she is being bullied, discovers that […]

London Korean Film Night: AHAHA (2010)

London Korean Film Night: AHAHA (2010)

Filmmaker Cho Moon-kyung plans to leave Seoul to live in Canada. So days before his departure, he meets his close friend Bang Jung-shik who is a film critic, at a nearby mountain to drink ‘makgeolli’, a Korean traditional alcoholic beverage made from rice. After a few rounds, they find out that coincidentally, they have both […]

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