May Film Screenings at the KCC UK

Through the rest of May the KCC are celebrating one of the most important Asian film festivals, the JEONJU International Film Festival. The Festival, which just wrapped up it’s eleven year, began in 2000 and looks to champion ‘independant films from all over the world by presenting various and meaningful contemporary cinematic world.’

To celebrate this great and important festival, the KCCUK will be screening five of the best films that have contributed to the festival over the last eleven years and have helped launch these filmmakers onto the world stage. The films shown over the next two weeks begin at 12.00 and 15.00 each day (Mon-Fri) in our library. The screenings are free and there are plenty of sofas for you and your friends. You don’t have to book your place. Just pop in and watch great films!

WAIKIKI BROTHERS (2001)
Director: Yim Soon-rye
Genre: Drama
Certification: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 105 mins
Date & Time: Wed 15.00 / Fri 15.00
Venue: The Library, KCCUK, Ground floor, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N 5BW London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7004 2600
Website: www.kccuk.org.uk
Admission Free

Waikiki Brothers is a nightclub band dying a slow death, facing night after night of depressing gigs. They decide to go to their hometown, a place that used to be a popular resort but is now a tad rundown. The band set up shop in the only spot in town, the Waikiki Hotel and have to deal with the childhood life that they left behind.

ANTARCTIC JOURNAL (2005)
Director: Yim Pil-sung
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Certification: 15 (South Korea)
Running Time: 114 mins
Date & Time: Mon 12.00/Thu 12.00
Venue: The Library, KCCUK
Admission Free

A six-men expedition team tries to reachthe “point of inaccessability” in the Antarctic. Marching through the endless snow, they come across an “Antarctic Journal”, written by a British explorer 80 years previous. From the moment they find the journal, strange things happen. Their equipment malfuncations and they lose rwo members. But due to their leader’s obsession with conquering the unreachable, the expedition continues.

FIVE IS TOO MANY (2005)
Director: Ahn Seul-gi
Genre: Drama
Certification: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 80mins
Date & Time: Mon 15.00/Fri 12.00
Venue: The Library, KCCUK
Admission Free

Runaway child Dong-kyu wishes to make money by reporting on companies that illegally dispose of goods. One day Dong-kyu takes a picture of a takeout counter where Si-nae works. As he runs away, Si-nae, throws a stone at him, knocking him to the ground. When Dong-kyu regains consciousness, he claims he can’t remember anything, and immediately takes shelter at Si-nae’s place. A witty film that handles the serious sibject of domestic tensions with a disarming sense of humour and humanity. (KMDB)

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE (2000)
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Certification: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 106 mins
Date & Time: Tue 12.00/Thu 15.00
Venue: The Library, KCCUK

In a peaceful middle-class apartment, part-time lecturer Yoon-ju is hyper-sensitive to a dog’s barking somewhere in the building. In attempts to find the source, he puts his ear to the floor or listens carefully to the sounds from the ceiling. Then one day he discovers a puppy standing in front of his neighbour’s door. Convinced its the culprit bothering him, he dognaps the puppy and imprisons it in the basement. Meanwhile, the apartment custodian, Hyun-nam, searches for the puppy with its young owner. Satisfied of being rid of the dog, Yoon-ju returns to his apartment only to hear barking again. He rushed to the basement, but the puppy is nowhere to be found.

IF YOU WERE ME 2 (2005)
Director: Various
Genre: Short Film Omnibus
Certification: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 112 mins
Date & Time: Tue 15.00 / Wed 12.00
Venue: The Library, KCCUK

An omnibus film produced by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea with five contributing directors, with each centred around different human rights issues…..

 

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