LKFF 2015 Schedule

lkff 2015 scheduleHappy Monday everyone! The 2015 London Korean Film Festival starts today with a very special Opening Gala featuring a screening of Ode to My Father (국제시장, 2014) plus a Q&A after the screening with the Director JK Youn, Producer Kil Young-min and the main actor himself Hwang Jung-min.

As usual, the KCCUK has worked hard to bring us not only films, but the people behind the scene too, to give us insights into the Korean film industry such as directors, producers, film festival programmers and actors and actresses. Hwang Jung-min will be joining us for the Opening Gala as well as a number of film screenings as the actor focus of this year’s LKFF. There is also a very welcomed return of one of our favourite actresses Moon So-ri who will be attending the closing Gala along with Director Zhang Lu and hopefully there will be no inappropriate questions this time round!

London Korean Film Festival 2015

2- 14 November 2015

Monday 2 November 2015

OPENING GALA: Ode to My Father (국제시장, 2014)
plus Q&A with Director JK Youn, Producer Kil Young-min and Actor Hwang Jung-min
7:00pm – BFI Southbank

Ode to My Father (국제시장, 2014)

Tuesday 3 November 2015

The Unjust (부당거래, 2010)
6:00pm – Regent Street Cinema

Miss Granny (수상한 그녀, 2014)
plus Q&A with Director Hwang Dong-hyeuk
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

Veteran (베테랑, 2015) plus Q&A with Actor Hwang Jung-min
8:20pm – Regent Street Cinema

Unjust Korean Film

Very violent – The Unjust, Tuesday 3 Nov, 6pm

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Sleepless Night (잠 못 드는 밤, 2013)
plus Q&A with Director Jang Kun-jae and Tony Rayns
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

Twenty (스물, 2015) * pictured below
8:30pm – Odeon Panton Street

twenty Kim woo bin Junho Kang ha neul London LKFF Korena Film

Twenty starring Kim Won-bin, Junho, Kang ha-neul

Thursday 5 November 2015

A Midsummer’s Fantasia (한여름의 판타지아, 2015)
plus Q&A with Director Jang Kun-jae and Tony Rayns
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

Double bill screening:
The Piper (손님, 2014)
Short Greed; Ghost Light (도깨비 불, 2015)
8:30pm – Odeon Panton Street

The Thieves 2012

The Thieves, Friday 6 Nov, 8:45pm

Friday 6 November 2015

(FORUM) Film and History: The Korean Example
6:00pm – KCC

The City in the Water (물속의 도시, 2014)
plus Q&A with Director Kim Eungsu
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

The Thieves (도둑들, 2012)
8:45pm – Odeon Panton Street

New World (신세계, 2011)
10:45pm – Picturehouse Ritzy

Mother (마더, 2009)
10:45pm – Picturehouse Hackney

LKFF Socialphobia 2015

Socialphobia, Saturday 7 November, 2pm

Saturday 7 November 2015

Dino Time (다이노 타임, 2012)
1:00pm – Odeon Panton Street

Socialphobia (소셜포비아, 2014)
plus Q&A with BIFF programmer Nam Dong-chul
2:00pm – Odeon Panton Street

The Nut Job (넛잡: 땅콩 도둑들, 2014)
3:30pm – Odeon Panton Street

Set Me Free (거인, 2014)
4:30pm – Odeon Panton Street

The Liar (거짓말, 2014)
plus Q&A with BIFF programmer Nam Dong-chul
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

Memories of Murder (살인의 추억, 2003)
10:45pm – Picturehouse Hackney

The Man from Nowhere (아저씨, 2010)
10:45pm – Picturehouse Ritzy

Won Bin LKFF London Korean Film ahjussi the man from nowhere

The Man from Nowhere, Saturday 7 November, 10:45pm

Sunday 8 November 2015

Masquerade (광해, 2012)
1:00pm – Odeon Panton Street

Wild Flowers (들꽃, 2014)
2:00pm – Odeon Panton Street

Roaring Currents (명량, 2014)
3:30pm – Odeon Kingston

End of Winter (철원기행, 2014)
4:30pm – Odeon Panton Street

We Will Be Ok (그들이 죽었다, 2014)
plus Q&A with Director Baek Jae-ho and BIFF programmer Nam Dong-chul
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

Mise-en-scene 1 (Short films)
9:00pm – KCC

LKFF Film Review: Masquerade

Masquerade, Sunday 8 November, 1pm

Monday 9 November

Collapse (붕괴, 2014)
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

The Royal Taylor (상의원, 2014)
8:30pm – Odeon Panton Street

Mise-en-scene 2 (Short films)
9:00pm – KCC

The Royal Tailor starring Yoo Yeon-seok, Park Shin-hye and Go Soo
The Royal Taylor, Monday 9 November, 8:30pm

Tuesday 10 November

Double bill screening:
Romance Joe (로맨스 조, 2011)
Short Hard to Say (말로는 힘들어, 2012)
plus Q&A with Director Lee Kwang-kuk and Tony Rayns
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

The Island of Shadows (그림자들의 성, 2014)
6:30pm – Royal College of Art Theatre

Mise-en-scene 3 (Short films)
9:00pm – KCC

Wednesday 11 November

Miryang Arirang – Legend of Miryang 2 (밀양아리랑, 2015)
6:00pm – King’s College London (Strand)

A Matter of Interpretation (꿈보다 해몽, 2015)
plus Q&A with Director Lee Kwang-kuk and Tony Rayns
8:30pm – Picturehouse Central

Thursday 12 November

The Classified File (극비수사, 2015)
6:30pm – Regent Street Cinema

Alice in Earnestland (성실한 나라의 앨리스, 2014)
8:30pm – Picturehouse Central

The Classified File, Thursday 12 November, 6:30pm

Friday 13 November

A Bonanza (노다지, 1961)
plus Q&A with Director Chung Chang-wha and Dr. Mark Morris
6:00pm – Regent Street Cinema

The Shameless (무뢰한, 2015)
6:30pm – Picturehouse Central

A Good Lawyer’s Wife (바람난 가족, 2003)
8:45pm – Regent Street Cinema

The Good, The Bad, The Weird (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈, 2008)
10:45pm – Picturehouse Hackney

The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Friday 13 November, 10:45pm

Saturday 14 November 2015

Sunset on the Sarbin River (사르빈강에 노을이 진다, 1965)
1:00pm – Regent Street Cinema

How to Steal a Dog (개를 훔치는 완벽한 방법, 2014)
3:00pm – Picturehouse Central

A Swordsman in the Twilight (황혼의 검객, 1967)
plus Q&A with Director Chung Chang-wha and Dr. Mark Morris
3:30pm – Regent Street Cinema

CLOSING GALA: Love and… (필름시대사랑, 2015)
plus Q&A with Director Zhang Lu and Actress Moon So-ri
7:00pm – Regent Street Cinema

Moon So-ri in London for 'Year of the 4 Actors'

The witty and beautiful Moon Sori

This is the 10th LKFF and this year’s programme brings back a lot of very popular films from previous LKFFs, giving us all a chance to see old favourites on the big screen or finally catching that film everyone raved about from the last film festival. There is also a very special audience choice selection which brings The Man from Nowhere aka Ahjussi on the big screen and we all get to see Won Bin on the big screen. The Thieves from 2012’s packed Opening Gala will also be screened again, reminding us all of how Kim Soo-hyun first met Jun Ji-hyun.

This year’s emerging directors selection will introduce a lot of up and coming directors to the UK public, on screen AND in person as they all include post film Q&As. The BIFF selection of the film festival also brings us some amazing titles this year including Socialphobia, a film that tackles suicide and cyber-bullying, two very prominent issues that Korea is dealing with right now. And as usual, the KCC will be hosting a series of shorts called Mise-en-scene which are always refreshingly unpredictable.

And of course, the LKFF is a chance to catch many of Korea’s latest film and our pick this year is The Royal Tailor. A must see for all fans of Korean culture and especially fashion lovers, this film features stunning Hanboks and also a very interesting take on how the Hanbok design got modernise.

Dol-Suk (Han Seok-kyu) is the head designer of the Sanguiwon, those responsible for the attire of royals in the palace. His unsurpassed skill and strict adherence to the rules of royal couture has led to him being highly regarded in the palace to the extent that his elevation to nobleman stature is imminent and almost guaranteed. The appearance in the royal household of maverick designer Kong-jin (Ko Soo) – brought to the palace by nobleman Pan-soo (Ma Dong-seok) – initially causes Dol-suk little more than minor irritation. However, as Kong-jin’s innovative clothing designs become increasingly popular with royals and commoners alike, not only does Dol-suk begin to see him as a threat to the future he has worked so hard to secure but this young, carefree man’s repeated flouting of long-held couture rules also threatens to change the entire royal household forever. With 60% of the budget for spent on sets and costumes, this film is an absolute must-see on the big screen – Paul Quinn (aka Mr Hangul Celluloid) for the LKFF website

For more information on all the film screenings make sure you check out the official London Korean Film Festival website – where you will also find all booking information. Films will be screened at the following venues:

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, Southbank, London SE1 8XT

Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Picturehouse Central
20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH

Odeon Panton Street
11/18 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DP

Korean Cultural Centre UK
1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5JR

King’s College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Picturehouse Hackney
270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Picturehouse Ritzy
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG

Royal College of Art (Battersea)
14 Howie Street, London SW11 4AY

Odeon Kingston
The Rotunda Centre, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QP


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