Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Korean Film Festival 2008

It has been incredibly successful over the last two years attracting people all over the UK who are keen to watch some Korean cinema. Since the festival met unprecedented success at the Barbican Centre last year, it made perfect sense to return to this world -class venue situated in the heart of London.

The festival kicks off with a big bang with Kim Ji-woon’s (The Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life) latest The Good, The Bad, The Weird being screened and Kim Ji-woon will be present for to introduce the film. There are also other recent films on show including the big hits, Public Enemy Returns and Forever The Moment – both of which are UK premieres. It wouldn’t be a Korean Film Festival without some rare classics, so Korean Film 08 is a unique opportunity to watch some of the greatest Korean films of all time - The Housemaid and The Aimless Bullett (Olbaton). And it doesn’t stop there! There is also a Lee Chang-dong retrospective with rare access to all his films and finally, but by no means least, there are some of the best Korean animations on show including Aachi & Sspak.

Like last year the Korean Film Festival also goes on the move; the festival moves from London to Liverpool – The European Capital of Culture 2008 - on 13 November for 3 days of screenings, which includes The Good, The Bad, The Weird and Seven Days. This has only been made possible with the help of FACT (Foundation of ART & Creative Technology) who have a superb venue in the heart of Liverpool.

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