KCCUK’s Year of Film Professionals continues with Film Music Composer, Cho Young-wuk
Building up on the success of previous Korean Film Nights programs (Year of the 12 Directors, Year of the 4 Actors) and in continuation with its new strand, The Year of the Film Professionals, the Korean Cultural Centre UK will invite its third guest after the screening of several of the films he has worked on. And that new guest is… Cho Young-wuk (조영욱, also written Jo Yeong-wook), the famous film music composer.
Cho Young-wuk is especially renowned for his collaboration with Park Chan-wook, and like previous guest, cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon, worked on award-winning Oldboy (2003) and a range of other Park’s films: Thirst (2009), I’m a Cyborg but that’s OK (2006) and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005).
Other of his notable contributions include his work on Public Enemy (2002) by Kang Woo-suk (who attended the London Korean Film Festival last year), The Classic (2003) by Kwak Jae-yong (My Sassy Girl, Windstruck), A Dirty Carnival (2006) by Ha Yoo (A Frozen Flower, Howling) and most recently Nameless Gangster (2012) by Yoon Jong-bin.
Cho Young-wuk will be in London on September 25, for a Q&A session following the screening of Oldboy, probably at the BAFTA.
But, in the meantime, the other films will be screened at the KCCUK and here is the schedule:
The Contact (1997) by Jang Yoon-hyun, starring Han Suk-kyu (The Berlin File) and Jeon Do-yeon (Lovers in Prague, Memories of the Sword) on July 10, 7pm;
A Dirty Carnival (2006) by Yoo Ha, starring Ku Jin (Mother, Roaring Currents), Chun Ho-jin (Two Weeks, City Hunter) and Jo In-seong (That Winter, the Wind Blows) on July 24, 7pm;
The Concubine (2012) by Kim Dae-seung, starring Jo Yeo-jeong (The Target), Kim Dong-wook (The Cat), Kim Min-jun (Damo, Lovers in Prague) and Park Ji-young (The Fugitive of Joseon) on August 14, 7pm;
Glove (2011) by Kang Woo-suk (Public Enemy), starring Jeong Jae-yeong (The Fatal Encounter, Confession of Murder) and Shin Il-kang (The Chaser) on August 28, 7pm;
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012) by Yoon Jong-bin, starring Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo on September 11, 7pm – the film was screened at the London Film Festival last year and both actors came, and they of course don’t need introductions;
And of course, Oldboy on September 25.
As usual screenings are free and you can RSVP on the website of the KCCUK… starting with The Contact.