Korean Films In Review: Code Name Jackal

‘Code Name Jackal’ (or ‘자칼이 온다’) is a new release from director Bae Hyung Joon and is a comedy with a slight twist of action and espionage mixed in.

The film has a relatively small cast in terms of numbers, but it is carried through by Song Ji-Hyo and Kim Jaejoong…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 1st - 7th April

It’s the start of April this week which we can only hope means the start of some warmer weather after the Met office officially named yesterday the coldest Easter Sunday on record. Thankfully though, regardless of the weather, there are plenty of interesting event happening inside this week if…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 18th - 24th March

It’s another film-dominated week with not one but three showings of Leesong Hee-il’s latest works courtesy of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival as well as a film which offers insight into life in a North Korean Prison Camp. If it’s not a film…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 11th - 17th March

It’s a fairly quiet and London-centred week although a good one for film lovers with screenings of two very interesting and well-renowned films, including one as part of the British Film Institute’s annual London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival that looks well worth a watch. Three…

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Korean Films In Review: Stoker

‘Stoker’ is Park Chan-wook’s debut into the world of English language film, and with it he has already established himself as a serious contender for turning his career to international eyes.

‘Stoker’ revolves around the Stoker family after the sudden death of the father figure, Richard Stoker. During…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 4th - 10th March

It’s another busy week of events with the opening of a new exhibition over HADA Contemporary, a Korean culture symposium happening at University of Edinburgh, film screenings in London and Liverpool, a K-pop club night, a language exchange meetup and more exhibitions continuing their run on from last…

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Korean Films in Review: Antique Bakery

 
“Can anyone be unhappy while eating cake?” – This is the line that will intrigue you and keep you wondering what it means through the whole movie.
‘Antique Bakery’ comes from acclaimed director Min Kyu-Dong (‘Memento Mori’) and stars Ju Ji-hun and Kim Jae-wook delivering perfect performances…

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