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The London Korean Film Festival 4 -19 November

 LONDON KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL  4 – 19 November

After a mostly digital edition in 2020 the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is pleased to be returning to cinema screens across the UK’s capital for its 16th year, running from 4 – 19 November 2021. With the biggest programme dedicated to Korean cinema outside of the

After a mostly digital edition in 2020 the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is pleased to be returning to cinema screens across the UK’s capital for its 16th year, running from 4 – 19 November 2021. With the biggest programme dedicated to Korean cinema outside of the country itself, the festival is proud to present a rich and diverse line-up showcasing the year’s biggest box-office hits, independent cinema, women’s voices, animation, documentary, award winning shorts, plus a Special Focus celebrating the career of iconic actor and 2021 Academy Award winner Youn Yuh-jung.



They have a great programme. Here’s a few films we’re especially looking forward to seeing

They have a great programme. Here’s a few films we’re especially looking forward to seeing

Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing.

They have a great programme. Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing

Aloners (UK Premiere, 2021) – the directorial debut of Hong Seong-eun, claimed the Grand Prize at Jeonju International Film Festival 2021 and earned further acclaim at Toronto and San Sebastian International Film Festival 2021. With a sensitive and absorbing central performance from newcomer Jeong Da-eun, the film peels back the layers of angst and loneliness of a young woman who has actively shut herself off from the world, including those closest to her.

They have a great programme. Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing






After Me-too (International Premiere, 2021) – a documentary which looks at the impact of the #MeToo movement on Korean society via a series of short films from a quartet of women directors, Park Sohyun, Lee Somyi, Kangyu Garam and Soram, who explore the lives and voices of women activists and filmmakers with a focus on how patriarchy and structural sexism is being tackled today.

They have a great programme. Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing

Climbing (UK Premiere, 2021) – director Kim Hye-mi’s dark body-horror Climbing , an incredible 3D animated work that incorporates a woman’s pregnancy fears into a twisted fever dream. The film centres on a professional climber, Choi, who is on the verge of competing in the World Championship when she discovers she is pregnant. Grappling with the news, the climber begins to receive horrifying text messages from a parallel version of herself living an alternate life.

They have a great programme. Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing


Snowball – writer/director Lee Woo-jung. In 1993 Daejeon, home of Expo ‘93, eighteen-year-olds Kang-yi (Bang Min-a), Ah-ram (Shim Dal-gi) and So-young (Han Sung-min) are inseparable. Kang-yi, who always looks to her friends’ reactions first; Ah-ram, who’ll pick up anything she finds on the street; and So-young, whose strong exterior hides an anxious core. The girls always talk of escaping to ‘somewhere else, somewhere unknown’. Whether at home or at school, they feel as if they don’t belong. ‘How can I explain that my warm bed is so comfortable that sometimes I feel scared,’ confesses Kang-yi. The three run away from home and create their own micro universe, united by their friendship. But in breaking away from the day-to-day, the girls suddenly feel as if they no longer know one another. Cracks begin to appear in their romantic illusions of friendship.

Delicately layered across the film are the unclear and uneven feelings of dissatisfaction and discomfort, fear and insecurity, and the humidity and stickiness of summer’s nights. Having already demonstrated an unrivalled skill in the telling of coming-of-age stories in her earlier short films, Director Lee Woo-jung’s first feature length is bursting with just as much intense emotion.


ALONERS is screening on Fri 5 Nov – 9:00pm Venue: Picturehouse Central Click BOOK NOW to book a ticket or watch the trailer

SNOWBALL is screening on Sun 7 Nov – 4:30pm Venue: ICA Click BOOK NOW to book a ticket or watch the trailer


AFTER ME TOO is screening on Thurs 11 Nov – 6:30pm Venue: ICA Click BOOK NOW to buy a ticket


CLIMBING is screening on Thurs 18 Nov – 9:00pm Venue: Genesis Cinema Click BOOK NOW to buy a ticket

They have a great programme. Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing


Click LKFF for the festival programme and announcements  

ENJOY!

They have a great programme. Here’s just a few of the films we’re looking forward to seeing



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