Korean Classic Film Series

Date: Every Thursday from 5 – 25 February 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Multi-purpose hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK,
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, LONDON, WC2N 5BW
Contact: Hye-Jung Jeon at
hyejung.jeon@kccuk.org.uk or
Tel: +44 (0)20 7004 2606
Booking information: Booking is essential by either calling +44 (0)20 7004 2600 or by email at info@kccuk.org.uk

The Korean Cultural Centre has now been screening Korean films on a bi-weekly basis for a year now since the centre has opened. And to celebrate our year anniversary, we are delighted to present to you the Korean classic film series, which begins on Thursday 5 February with the screening of Han Myeong-mo’s classic Hyperbolae of Youth (1956), and runs every Thursday to the 25 February, which concludes with the screening of Lee Du-yong’s accomplished The Last Witness (1980).

In order for you to get as much from these films as possible, Dr.Daniel Martin from Queen’s University Belfast will give an overview of classic Korean cinema on 5th February, 7pm.

Film Schedule:
Thursday 5 February, 7:30pm – Hyperbolae of Youth (1956) (by Han Myeong-mo)
Thursday 12 February, 7pm – A Pretty Middle Manger (1961) (by Lee Bong-rae)
Thursday 19 February, 7pm – Ieoh Island (1977) (by Kim Ki-young)
Thursday 26 Febrary, 7pm – The Last Witness (1980) (by Lee Du-yong)

Whilst contemporary Korean cinema is popular with audiences around the world since the emergence of the blockbuster Shiri (1999), Korean cinema has evolved over many years and therefore, we feel it is important to screen films from an older period to show how Korean films have evolved over a period of time. We have selected a selection of films that have both received critical acclaim and exhibit aesthetic, cultural and historical content that reflect how Korean cinema has changed.


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