London Korean Film Festival opens 12th edition before UK tour
The London Korean Film Festival is now on, screening a string of fresh and classic Korean films before embarking on a UK tour.
The festival – which runs until November 19 – focuses on Korean Noir this year, including Berlin Film Festival-acclaimed "The Last Witness" directed by Lee Doo-yong and 60s classic "Black Hair" by Lee Man-hee.
Both filmmakers will be attendance to take part in Q and As after audiences have enjoyed their work.
The London Korean Film Festival is also offering an impressive number of forums, panels and masterclasses with strands including Women's Voices, Indie Firepower, Classics Revisited, Artist Video and Mise-en-scène shorts.
Films and events will take place in an array of London's finest cinemas; Picturehouse Central, Regent Street Cinema, ICA, Phoenix, Close-up, LUX and the British Museum.
Special guests confirmed so far include cinematographer Kim Hyeong-gu (The Day After), Oh Seung-uk (Kilimanjaro), Bae Chang-ho (People in the Slum, Whale Hunting, The Dream).
The festival will close on November 8 with the UK premiere of Kim Dae-hwan's indie hit "The First Lap" which recently played at the Locarno International Film Festival.
The films will then embark on a UK tour, playing key cities – Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Belfast – until November 19.
To see the London Korean Film Festival programme guide, take a look at their website here.
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