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London Korean Film Night: Untold Scandal

  Director: E J-yong Running Time: 120 mins Screening Date: February 16, 2012 Certificate: 18 Theartre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK Synopsis Based on the novel ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses,’ this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, […]

Katsumi Sakaguchi in conversation

Katsumi Sakaguchi in conversation

Date: 13 February 2012 from 6.30pm Venue: The Japan Foundation, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH As a director, scriptwriter, cameraman and editor, Katsumi Sakaguchi is one of Japan’s most talented filmmakers, boasting a wealth of experience working for both television companies and also independently. Although with a background in documentary, the […]

Whose Film Is It Anyway? – Contemporary Japanese Auteurs The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2012

Whose Film Is It Anyway? – Contemporary Japanese Auteurs The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2012

Date: 10 February 2012 – 28 March 2012 Venue: London (ICA Cinema), Sheffield (Showroom Workstation), Edinburgh (Filmhouse), Glasgow (Glasgow Film Theatre), Belfast (Queen’s Film Theatre), Bristol (Watershed), Nottingham (Broadway) This year’s Japan Foundation annual touring film programme looks at narrative creativity by contemporary Japanese directors in contrast to the recent storm of adaptations, and how […]

London Korean Film Night: Dasepo Naughty Girls (2006)

London Korean Film Night: Dasepo Naughty Girls (2006)

Director: E J-yong Running Time: 111 min Screening Date: 7pm, February 09, 2012 Theartre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK Synopsis Based on the popular Internet novel, Multi-Cell Girl , the film takes place in No-Use High School, a school renowned for its sexual aberrations. The student body is comprised of sexually ambiguous teenagers, and the student president […]

Japan: Land for Hope

Japan: Land for Hope

Date: 3 February 2012 – 24 February 2012 Venue: Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow The 13th season of contemporary Japanese Films 2012, the Gilmorehill Centre is showing 4 exciting features, free of charge, at the Gilmorehill Centre. This year’s programme begins with Hotel Hibiscus, set in Okinawa. This is followed by Masahiko Makino’s Penguins in […]

London Korean Film Night: An Affair

London Korean Film Night: An Affair

Director: E J-yong Running Time: 115 Screening Date: February 02, 2012 Theartre: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK Certificate: 18 (South Korea) Synopsis A story about forbidden love. Seo-hyun is a bored housewife living with her architect husband and ten year-old son. But when she meets her younger sister’s fiance, Woo-in, her life changes forever. Because her sister […]

Yamada – Way of the Samurai (Available on DVD and Blu Ray 30th January 2012)

Yamada – Way of the Samurai (Available on DVD and Blu Ray 30th January 2012)

Set in the ancient Kingdom of Ayothaya, this incredible true story brings to life the adventures of Yamada Nagamasa (Seigi Ozeki), a young Japanese Samurai warrior, who gave up his homeland to protect the sovereignty of the Thai people. Betrayed and left for dead by treacherous Japanese forces, he finds a new family in a […]

London Korean Film Night: Duelist

London Korean Film Night: Duelist

Director: Lee Myung-se Running Time: 111 min Screening Date: January 26, 2012 Theartre: Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus Synopsis In the late Chosun dynasty, counterfeits were circulating around. Detective Ahn of Left Security Station and a passionate newcomer, Nam-sun try to trace the source of the counterfeiting. They chase the Secretary of National Security and his […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club