Korean film screenings at Terracotta & other events
This coming week will probably be the most busy week ever for Korean film and television in the United Kingdom. Not only are we organizing our 2nd event for the London Korean Drama Club on Monday (book your ticket here if you have not done so yet), the KCCUK is hosting a Q&A with famous cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon after a screening of Stoker on Thursday, the V&A Museum is hosting a Korean art and entertainment party on Friday, but there will also be screenings of three Korean films at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival!
To put this in context, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is the largest event dedicated to promoting Asian cinema in the United Kingdom. In its 6th year, the festival now includes a spotlight week on a specific growing cinema nation (this year on the Philippines), masterclass events with rising directors and actors, parties and of course screenings of films from all around East and South East Asia.
Every year, Korean films receive 3 spots within the selection and this year again we will be able to see some quality films from the land of the morning calm. The Face Reader starring Song Kang-ho will be screening on Friday May 30 from 18:25, followed by Kim Ki-duk’s Moebius at 21:10. The Moebius screening will include a Q&A with actor Seo Young-ju and be followed by a party at the East Street Restaurant. The third film, Commitment, starring BIGBANG’s T.O.P. (aka Choi Seung-hyun), will be shown on Saturday May 31 at 15:00. All these films will be screened at the Prince Charles Cinema.
We will be linking to our interview with Seo Young-ju and Chung Chung-hoon, as well as our reviews of the three Korean films, which will surely be published on EasternKicks.com. More details about the films screened at the TFEFF 2014 are available on their website.
With so much going on, we thought about putting down a visual summary of this week’s events. If you love Korean film and TV, this is definitely your week!