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London Korean Film Night: The Sea Knows

London Korean Film Night: The Sea Knows

In 1944, Japan is conscripting Koreans into the Imperial Army. Students Arowoon and Inoue are forced to journey across the sea to Nagoya, where they face gross mistreatment from their sadistic Japanese superior, Mori. Nevertheless, they retain their defiant spirit in both word and deed. When Arowoon ventures outside the barracks, he encounters another side […]

London Korean Film Night: Bungee Jumping of their Own

London Korean Film Night: Bungee Jumping of their Own

In 1983, college freshman In-woo falls for fellow student Tae-hee. His relentless pursuit pays off when, during a hike, they declare their mutual love and decide to seal it with a bungee jump in New Zealand. At the moment of leaving Seoul, In-woo waits in vain at the station for Tae-hee, who never shows up. […]

London Korean Film Night: My Brilliant Life

London Korean Film Night: My Brilliant Life

My Brilliant Life presents an idyllic image of youth and innocence as it recounts the first dream-like encounter of Mira and Dae-su at the tender age of 17. Falling in love, pregnancy and giving up on their future in order to raise a child may seem like an abrupt entry into the adult world, but […]

London Korean Film Night: The Old Garden

London Korean Film Night: The Old Garden

Anti-government protests provide the stimulus for Im Sang-soo’s romantic drama that charts a love affair across the years. In The Old Garden, we first meet activist Hyun-woo as he’s released from prison after a 17-year stint. Years of cramped, often solitary, confinement have seemingly taken their toll on Hyun-woo, who appears to find difficulty communicating […]

Nobody to Watch Over Me 誰も守ってくれない

Nobody to Watch Over Me   誰も守ってくれない

A drama depicting one of the worrying aspects of modern-day society. The film portrays the distress of a family whose son is involved in a crime and the conflict surrounding a detective sent to shelter them from public hostility. The Funamura family attracts the interest of the mass media after their first son commits a […]

London Korean Film Night: A Petal

London Korean Film Night: A Petal

Stumbling along rivers and roads in tattered, ill-fitting clothes, an unnamed girl trails a vulgar and violent man. Refusing to leave his side no matter how much the man beats, berates, and sexually assaults her, the girl follows him home. The question of what led to the mental collapse and subsequent ruination of this once […]

London Korean Film Night: The Descendants of Cain

London Korean Film Night: The Descendants of Cain

The Descendants of Cain opens on a village celebration of Korea’s recent liberation from Japanese rule. Amidst the drinking and dancing, petty rivalries and minor grudges simmer, when the party is interrupted by the threatening presence of a returning husband, Cheo. Now an officer of the Workers’ Party, Cheo is back to implement land reform, […]

London Korean Film Night: Earth

London Korean Film Night: Earth

Heo Sung, the son of a revered revolutionary leader is rescued from a life of rural poverty in order to study Law in Seoul. Passing the bar exam, the young man rises to become head of the household he once served when he marries the homeowner’s fickle daughter, Jeong-son. Typical of director Kim Ki-young’s female […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club