LKFF 2011

Don’t miss out on your chance to see some of South Korea’s best films at this year’s London Korean Film Festival!

London Korean Film Festival 2011

London Korean Film Festival 2011

This fantastic event is back once again in various venues around our fair capital to excite and inspire the masses. With a line up that has something for everyone, there is really no excuse to miss out on what’s on offer during the month of November.

While many are familiar with some of the most well known Korean films, for example Old Boy, there is so much more out there that deserves to be viewed. That’s not to say that Old Boy wasn’t brilliant,  but we shouldn’t think that’s all South Korea has to offer.

Not only do we get to view some great films, but there are also opportunities for question and answer sessions with directors (Handphone w/Q&A with director Friday 4th November). This festival also provides ample opportunity to talk with like minded film goers, and there are plenty of opportunities for families to get involved and enjoy kid friendly films such as Leafie: A Hen Into The Wild w/Q&A with director Sunday 6th November.

People shouldn’t be scared off by the thought of having to read subtitles. Korean films are often so engrossing that you forget you’re reading them after a while, and they in no way impinge on your experience. Indeed, you may even find you’ve picked up a few new words or phrases!

Time is running out however. With the Opening Gala this Thursday already having sold out, this is a popular festival, and delaying booking by too long may lead to disappointment.

Also this year’s festival features the first ever independent Korean concert in London with SHINee, one of the leading Kpop groups in Korea, holding a concert for the opening gala. With the tickets to see SHINee selling out in next to no time at all, many fans have been left disappointed. This just goes to show how popular Korean artists are becoming in Europe, and hopefully will pave the way in the future for more bands to visit the UK.

For those who are already interested in Korean cinema, and those just discovering the varied and exciting world which it contains, this promises to be another year of amazing viewing and events.

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