Super Junior's Super Show 5 in London review

So…I went to see Super Juniors ‘Super Show 5′ in London. After months of declaring that I would NOT by any means be going to see them and digging my heels in, when it came to the point that I knew someone from the BH team should go, I…

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New Glasgow-Busan mini film festival launching this week

A new mini film festival which aims to connect Glasgow with Busan is happening in Glasgow this week. The two day festival, which features two evening screenings and a seminar, aims to connect the Scottish city with the home of one of the largest film festivals in Asia.

Taking place…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 2nd - 7th June

 Image above from artist Yun-Kyung Jeong’s exhibition The Arcadian State which opens this week

It’s a good week for anyone interested in East/West diplomacy with a couple of events being held by the KCCUK and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to celebrate 130 years…

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Korean Films in Review: National Security

‘National Security’ (also known as ‘Namyeong-dong 1985’) is a hard-hitting film set in 1985 and based on the horrifying ordeal Kim Geun-tae (renamed as Kim Jong-tae in the film), a pro-democracy activist went through in his time at the notorious Namyeong-dong detention centre. The…

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Korean Films in Review: The Berlin File

‘The Berlin File’ is the highly anticipated, fast paced action film of international secrecy and plotting from acclaimed director and screenwriter Ryoo Seung-wan and has lived up to the hype that preceded its release.

The action starts immediately when a negotiation between Pyo (Ha Jung-woo), a North Korean…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 24th - 30th June

There is a variety of events taking place this week. For the film lover, there are various events throughout the week with the ongoing Focus on Korea strand at the Edinburgh Film festival as well as a couple of screenings happening in London. There is also another K-pop concert…

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Korean Films in Review: Pluto

Usually when I watch a film with an intense atmosphere (horror, thriller suspense genres), every tense effect that the film had over me dissipates when I step out into the natural light outside of the theatre. However, despite walking out of the UK premiere press screening of ‘Pluto’ at the…

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