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London Korean Film Festival Puts on Women’s Focus for 11th Edition
Oct 05, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
THE TRUTH BENEATH, YOURSELF AND YOURS to Bookend Fest
The London Korean Film Festival is getting ready to put on its 11th edition in November, which will run from November 3rd to the 27th, first in London and then around the UK, making in stops in Glasgow, Belfast, Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham.
Opening the festival will be LEE Kyoung-mi’s mystery-thriller The Truth Beneath, featuring SON Ye-jin and KIM Joo-hyuk. The film will also lead this year’s special program ‘The Lives of Korean Women through the Eyes of Women Directors’. That lineup includes LEE’s debut film Crush And Blush (2008), JEONG Jae-eun’s Take Care Of My Cat (2001), LEE Jeong-hyang’s The Way Home (2002), YIM Soon-rye’s Forever The Moment (2008) and BYUN Young-joo’s Helpless (2012). Several more recent titles will also be featured, such as the indies Our Love Story and Cart (2014).
HONG Sang-soo’s Yourself and Yours will serve as the closing presentation while the rest of the lineup is choke full of major titles that were released throughout the year, including LEE Joon-ik’s DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet, YEON Sang-ho’s Seoul Station, WOO Min-ho’s Inside Men and KIM Sung-soo’s Asura : The City of Madness.
This year’s LKFF will also put on sections on ‘Indie Firepower’, ‘Classics Revisited’, animated films, documentaries and an Artist Video program for the first time.