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Once Upon a Time in Japan – The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

Once Upon a Time in Japan – The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme looks back into the past through the eyes of contemporary filmmakers. Touching upon a trend prevalent in recent Japanese cinema, this season showcases a series of works from directors including Takashi Miike, Sunao Katabuchi, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Isshin Inudo, who all share the same aspiration […]

London Korean Film Night: A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003)

London Korean Film Night: A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003)

The story involves dancer Eun Ho-jeong (Mun So-Ri), wife of the unfaithful Yeong-jak (Hwang Jeong-min) and mother to a seven-year-old son. She meets a teenage boy and named Shin Ji-un (Bong Tae-gyu) and the two share an intimate friendship despite their age difference. When Ji-un’s father discovers their relationship, he threatens to tell her husband. […]

‘Terracotta Film Club’ plays jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY at the Prince Charles Cinema on January 30th

‘Terracotta Film Club’ plays jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY at the Prince Charles Cinema on January 30th

Terracotta Distribution will launch a monthly film screening residency at the legendary cult Prince Charles Cinema, London, in January 2013 with POLICE STORY. “Terracotta Film Club” aims to keep Asian films in cinemas, via showing a mix of both classics and new releases, and to introduce the next generation of film fans to Asian cinema. […]

Lincoln Festival of Japanese Culture 2013

Lincoln Festival of Japanese Culture 2013

The Lincoln Festival of Japanese Culture is a celebration showcasing Japanese film, music, art, food and much more. Lincoln based Blueprint: Film Foundation are organising and putting on the event with additional funding from the Japan Society and Lincoln BIG to celebrate Japanese Culture and share it with the Lincolnshire community. The main event is […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Anime… : Talk with Hirokatsu Kihara and Michihiko Suwa

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Anime… : Talk with Hirokatsu Kihara and Michihiko Suwa

Japanese animation has enthralled audiences worldwide and through its stories, concepts and visual splendour, the enchantment of the likes of Studio Ghibli and abundance of television series continue to captivate the imaginations of many. But how did such ideas come about, what is it that makes anime so distinct and original, and how has animation […]

London Korean Film Night: The president’s barber (2004)

London Korean Film Night: The president’s barber (2004)

Director: Chan-sang Lim Running Time: 116 Screening Date: 7pm January 17, 2013 Theatre: Multi-Purpose Hall Synopsis SUNG Hanmo. He is a sole barber in Hyoja-dong, where the President lives. A rigged election by rounding off brings him a son (He gets married to Kyung-ja by forcing her that she has to give a birth to […]

‘Rolling Home with a Bull’ with Director Yim Soon-rye

‘Rolling Home with a Bull’ with Director Yim Soon-rye

The Korean Film Night will be screening 4 of Director Yim Soon-rye’s most memorable films throughout December, namely Waikiki Brothers (2001), Forever the Moment (2008), Fly, Penguin (2009) and Rolling Home with a Bull (2010). Director Yim’s films take us on a journey with life of underdogs and ordinary folk with movies that break new […]

London Korean Film Night: Forever the Moment (2004)

London Korean Film Night:      Forever the Moment (2004)

Kim Hye-kyeong is a retired handball player who has been successfully coaching in the Japan Handball League. When the coach of South Korea’s women’s national team suddenly quits, she is asked to fill in, but is faced with an undisciplined squad of players. Hye-kyeong tries to improve the team by recruiting some of her old […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club