Autumn is officially here which means it’s Film Festival time here in London! The first one being the BFI London Film Festival, with 248 films from over 70 countries, this year’s BFI sees a nice little selection from South Korea. Unlike last year, this time we only have one Hong Sangsoo offering but a very quirky animation for younger audiences too. The festival is on for 12 days from 8th to 19th October so don’t miss out! Tickets go on sale on the 18th September at 10am so make sure you’re ready as tickets always sell out fast!
BFI London Film Festival ~ 8 to 19 October 2014
*All tickets go on sale 18th September 2014 at 10am.
BFI Members gets priority booking
A Girl at My Door, 2014 (도희야, Dohee-ya)
Director July Jung
-with Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byuk Song
A cop with a drink problem is re-assigned to a small backwater town only to discover that the main problem there is alcoholism, leading to an explosive climax.
Oct 13, 2014 6:15pm ~ Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1
Oct 16, 2014 1:00pm ~ ICA Cinema, Screen 1
For more info, synopsis and ticket purchase, visit A Girl at My Door‘s BFI Film page HERE
A Hard Day, 2014 (끝까지 간다, Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da)
Director Kim Seong-Hun
– with Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-woong
A crooked cop’s bad day goes from worse to hellish when a hit-and-run accident leaves him with a corpse on his hands.
Oct 12, 2014 5:00pm ~ Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Oct 16, 2014 8:45pm ~ Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1
For more info, synopsis and ticket purchase, visit A Hard Day‘s BFI Film page HERE
Hill of Freedom, 2014 (자유의 언덕, Jayueui onduk)
Director Hong Sang-soo
– with Kase Ryo, Moon Sori, Seo Younghwa, Kim Euisung
Hong Sangsoo returns with this smart comedy of foreign manners, where a Japanese man searches for the Korean girl of his dreams, only he doesn’t know where she is and can only speak a little English.
Oct 8, 2014 6:30 PM ~ ICA Cinema, Screen 1
Oct 10, 2014 1:00 PM ~ BFI Southbank, NFT1
For more info, synopsis and ticket purchase, visit Hill of Freedom‘s BFI Film page HERE
The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, 2014
(우리별 일호와 얼룩소, Woo-ri-byul il-ho-wa ul-ruk-so)
Director Chang Hyung-Yun
– with voices of Yoo Ah-in, Jung Yu-mi
A bizarre trio of heroes ward off evil in this enjoyable animated tale from Korea.
Oct 18, 2014 1:15 PM ~ Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
Oct 19, 2014 4:00 PM ~ BFI Southbank, NFT2
For more info, synopsis and ticket purchase, visit The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow‘s BFI Film page HERE
Also listed in the South Korea section was Free Fall (Szabadesés) by Hungarian director György Pálfi. This film is not in the Korean language but was from the JIFF – Jeonju Digital Project. For more information, check out the Free Fall BFI Film page here.
It’s nice to see a more varied selection of South Korean films on offer compared to last year. It’s good to see uber charismatic actor Lee Sun-kyun on the big screen again but this time in a more rugged action role (we’re hoping). We’re also very excited about the animation which looks wacky and adorable, just how we like them.