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London Korean Film Night: The King and the Clown (2005)

London Korean Film Night: The King and the Clown (2005)

In the years of the infamous King Yeon-san, two clowns start a play that is satirical of the king and become popular among the common people. But soon they get arrested for treason, and they bet their lives on making the king laugh with their play acting. Their fortunate success leads them to stay in […]

Barbican Film Festivals, Seasons and Special Events

Barbican Film Festivals, Seasons and Special Events *Throne of Blood + ScreenTalk with Yukio Ninagawa – Saturday 2 June *Perpetual Movements Pina Bausch on Film – Saturday 9 June – Sunday 17 June *Going Back to Reality: Portraying Pablo Picasso on the Canvas in Motion Saturday 23 June – Saturday 30 June *CREATE 2012 London: […]

Two Masters of Japanese Cinema: Kaneto Shindo and Kozaburo Yoshimura (BFI Season)

Two Masters of Japanese Cinema: Kaneto Shindo and Kozaburo Yoshimura (BFI Season)

As Japanese director Kaneto Shindo celebrates his centenary, the BFI will hold a two-month tribute both to Shindo and his close collaborator and fellow director, Kozaburo Yoshimura, co-organised by the Japan Foundation. This two-part retrospective presents a selection of major works by both directors. June’s programme focusing primarily on the 1950s, the period when their […]

‘Himizu’ – New Sion Sono film in cinemas June 1st

‘Himizu’, the award-winning film from Japanese director Sion Sono opens in cinemas across the UK on June 1st. The new film from Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) Himizu tells the powerful story of two teenagers’ struggle to live in dystopian future Japan destroyed by a natural disaster. When young Yuichi is pushed too far […]

London Korean Film Night: Double bill – You and Me, Lost and Found

Director: Jeon Kye-soo Running Time: You and Me(20mins) + Lost and Found (72mins) Screening Date: 7PM, May 24, 2012 Theatre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK U and Me (2008): weight lifter So-young is in third grade of junior high and she is in the same class as Cheol-gu, who is planning to move to Australia to study […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Crying Wind

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Crying Wind

In this film, which takes place on a small island in Okinawa, many of the characters are trying to come to terms with their past and their present. Masashi has returned to his mother’s hometown to escape from his abusive father, and an older woman, Shiho, is unable to let go of the past. On […]

‘Secret Japanese Movie Meetup’ / Third Window Films Anniversary!

It’s been 6 years since the first release of Asian film specialist distributor Third Window Films, so we’ve decided to incorporate that special occasion in with the latest of our ‘Secret Japanese Movie Meetup’ events run by Third Window Films’ owner Adam Torel. To tie this month’s meetup in with the 5th Anniversary of Third […]

‘Mitsuko Delivers’ at the ICA Cinema from May 11th

‘Mitsuko Delivers’ at the ICA Cinema from May 11th

‘Mitsuko Delivers’, the newest film from ‘Sawako Decides’ director Yuya Ishii, opens at the ICA Cinema from May 11th and runs until May 24th Electrifying Japanese talent Yûya Ishii’s (A Man With Style) breathless new comedy tells the story of a thirtysomething woman (Riisa Naka, Summer Wars) who’s at a delicate juncture in life; alone, […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club