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Frozen Flower

Frozen Flower

A Frozen Flower is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Yoo Ha. A story particularly controversial is the characters’ violation of royal family protocol and their pursuit of both homosexual and bisexual love. The film is set in Goryeo Dynasty Korea and stars Jo In-sung, Ju Jin-mo and Song Ji-hyo. In the end of […]

See Korean Film #2: The Chaser (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Koreanfilm.org & Korean Cultural Centre UK)

See Korean Film #2: The Chaser (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Koreanfilm.org & Korean Cultural Centre UK)

Jung-ho (Kim Yun-seok, who played Agwee, one of the contemporary Korean cinema’s scariest villains, in Tazza: The High Rollers) is a former cop turned pimp for a “massage parlor.” He is convinced that a young, dorky customer Young-min (Ha Jung-woo, The Unforgiven, Never Forever) has kidnapped and sold his “girls,” including Mi-jin (Seo Young-hee, Shadows […]

Love and Honor (Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan)

Love and Honor (Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan)

Date: 12 December 2008 ~15 January 2009 Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH Tel: 020 7930 3647 Web site: http://www.ica.org.uk/ Growing tired of his menial job tasting the Shogun’s meals for poison, Shinnojo Mimura (Takuya Kimura) dreams of opening a dojo for children. His hopes are dashed however, after some […]

See Korean Film #1: Christmas in August (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Koreanfilm.org & Korean Cultural Centre UK)

See Korean Film #1: Christmas in August (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Koreanfilm.org & Korean Cultural Centre UK)

Date: 11th December, 7pm Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, Ground Floor, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ Fee: Free (Booking is Necessary for your free ticket) Tel: +44 (0)20 7004 2600 Web site: www.london.korean-culture.org Email: info@kccuk.org.uk Review by Darcy Paquet (Koreanfilm.org) This is a debut feature by director Hur Jin-ho and stars two of the […]

Wild Japan: Sex in Japanese Cinema of the 60s and 70s

Wild Japan: Sex in Japanese Cinema of the 60s and 70s

Date: 1 December 2008 – 30 December 2008 Venue: BFI Southbank The sexual preoccupations of Wakamatsu’s movie were indicative of a rising and unstoppable tide. The first Japanese screen kiss came late (in 1946) but only a decade later a cycle of taiyozoku (or ‘Sun Tribe Films’), which centred around the decadent generation of post-war […]

Korean Film Festival 2008

Korean Film Festival 2008

It has been incredibly successful over the last two years attracting people all over the UK who are keen to watch some Korean cinema. Since the festival met unprecedented success at the Barbican Centre last year, it made perfect sense to return to this world -class venue situated in the heart of London. The festival […]

London Korean Film Festival 2008

London Korean Film Festival 2008

Thursday 6 to Wednesday 12 November www.barbican.org.uk/film Cinema Hotline: 0845 120 7527 An unmissable selection of the best of Korean Cinema both past and present, the London Korean Film Festival,returns to the Barbican this November from Thursday 6 to Wednesday 12. Highlights this year include a special preview of Cannes 2008 hit The Good, the […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club