K-Drama Week: Opening Screening, Talk & Reception
Wednesday 24 September, 7-11pm
@ Curzon Cinema Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY
RSVP to KCCUK at 0207 004 2600 or [email protected]
Tomorrow, Wednesday 24 September, the KCCUK and KOCCA are holding an opening event to the K-Drama Week at Curzon Cinema Soho. The evening will start with the screening of the film of version of hit drama series IRIS (2009) and be followed by a conversation with director Yang Yun-ho (biography in our previous article).
Despite hosting a first conference at SOAS today, Tuesday 23 September, this event will mark the first festival dedicated to Korean dramas in the UK and open a week dedicated to the crime thriller/detective genre which is celebrated this year.
To be noted, the Daehan Drama Awards also include nominees in the crime genre across the 10 categories for which UK fans could vote. An article will follow shortly to announce the details of the awards ceremony.
In the meantime, here are more details about the event tomorrow:
Opening Screening: IRIS (2009) 19:10-21:10
Broadcasting: KBS2 (14.10-17.12.2009)
20 episodes, cert. 15
Production: Taewon Entertainment, HPLUS Communication
Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-hee, Jung Jun-ho, Kim So-hyeon, T.O.P.
Synopsis: The Korean peninsula is constantly under political and military tensions, especially nuclear threats from the North. A secret organization, the National Security Service (NSS), is in charge of ensuring the safety of the South Korean nation. It officially does not exist, a fact which all its highly trained agents accept. When Kim Hyun-ju and Jin Sa-woo, two friends in the 707th Special Mission Battalion, are approached by Choi Seung-hee, they both fall in love with her. To their pain, as she is here to recruit them, as a profiling specialist. But love is taboo in the NSS, and this is just the beginning of the competition between Hyun-ju and Sa-woo, as the latter will be betrayed by the head of the NSS who actually belongs to a secret organization called IRIS, which Sa-woo will be forced to serve. But he might not be the only one to hide a secret…
Amanda has an impressive track record in production and as an international ambassador. She was and of Channel Health for Sky Network and Head of Content for PCCW/IMG, a Joint Venture called Network of the World, the first ever broadband initiative delivering content channels across Asia. Amanda has also created European wide formats for Sony Pictures Television International, worked in development for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, FremantleMedia and National Geographic Channel UK, and has for the last five years spent considerable amount of her time working with Asian broadcasters and the Korean Communications Agency. Having begun her programming career in Australia with ABC, Nine and Ten, Amanda has over 20 years of experience in global television production, programming strategy and channel management spanning four continents: Oceania, Europe, North America and Asia!
Networking Reception: 22:00-23:00