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Informal meeting and discussion with Ryo Ijichi, Director, On the Road

Informal meeting and discussion with Ryo Ijichi, Director, On the Road

We are delighted to welcome Ryo Ijichi for an informal meeting and discussion during his forthcoming visit to London. Ryo will speak briefly about his work and involvement in recovery activities since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, after which there will be time for more general discussion and information sharing. Ryo Ijichi has worked […]

The Harmonium in My Memory (1999)

The Harmonium in My Memory (1999)

The film is set in South Korea, 1962. Kang Soo-ha, a 21 year-old teacher from Seoul, takes his first job at a village school in Gangwon Province. One of his older students, 17 year-old Yun Hong-yeon, develops a crush on him, though her efforts to catch his attention seem to go unnoticed. Meanwhile, Soo-ha has […]

London Korean Film Night: ‘HAHAHA’ Screening with Moon So-ri

London Korean Film Night: ‘HAHAHA’ Screening with Moon So-ri

Director: Hong Sangsoo Running Time: 115 (Eng sub, Cert 18) Screening Date: 7pm April 04, 2013 Theatre: British Acadmey of Film and Television Arts (195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN) Synopsis: Movie director Moon-kyeong Jo, who recently decided to emmigrate to Canada, takes a trip down to the small sea-side town of Tongyeong. There he meets […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Mother

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Mother

Back in 1940, while Japan is heading for the darkest time in its history – the Second World War, the Nogami family lives frugally but happily in Tokyo. However, Shigeru, a researcher in German literature with anti-war ideas, is arrested for violating the Peace Preservation Law, and the life of his family drastically changes. Kayo […]

London Korean Film Night: Sa-kwa (2008)

London Korean Film Night: Sa-kwa (2008)

After seven years, Hyeon-jeong is dumped by Min-Seok. Broken and teetering on the brink of and emotional collapse she dedicates herself to finding a new suitor and to get married as soon as possible. She meets Sang-hoo, an awkward man, who Hyeon-jeong is attracted by his shy demeanour, and makes the conscious decision to marry […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan Penguins in the Sky – Asahiyama Zoo

Films at the Embassy of Japan Penguins in the Sky – Asahiyama Zoo

This is a story about Hokkaido’s Asahiyama Zoo, which became the first zoo in Japan to develop exhibition spaces designed to showcase animals’ natural behaviour. Amid the continuing economic downturn of the early 1990s, the Asahiyama Zoo is in danger of closing due to falling attendances. Through a series of initiatives such as specialist guides […]

London Korean Film Night: Peppermint Candy (1999)

London Korean Film Night: Peppermint Candy (1999)

Director: Lee Chang-dong Running Time: 135min(Eng Subs) Screening Date: 7pm 14 February 2013 Theatre: Multi-purpose Hall Synopsis: The film begins with Yong-ho at a reunion and in a state of extreme psychological trauma. His friends try to console him but to no avail, and what ensues is a film exploring the events that took place […]

Director Talk: Isshin Inudo

Director Talk: Isshin Inudo

Isshin Inudo is a Japanese director with a very colourful career. Renowned for his genre-spanning cinema, Inudo has been engaged with both art-house and larger-scale productions and shifting back and forth between the two, as well as directing a number of television commercials in Japan. Inudo’s films have stretched from films tackling social issues such […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club