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  • London Korean Film Festival Gears Up for 9th Edition
  • by Pierce Conran  /  Sep 26, 2014

    The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF), put on by the Korean Cultural Center UK (KCCUK), has revealed the sections and some the films that will feature at its upcoming 9th edition. Opening this year’s festivities in London will be YOON Jong-bin’s period action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant while IM Kwon-taek’s 102nd film Revivre has been selected to close the festival.
    A wide array of the best of Korean commercial and independent cinema will be showcased across 40 screenings at LKFF, while a number of major stars from the Korean entertainment field are expected to attend.
    Kundo: Age of the Rampant, which stars HA Jung-woo and GANG Dong-won, will be part of the ‘K-Drama Period’ lineup, which will also include HAN Jae-rim’s The Face Reader, among others. Highlighting recognised independent titles that have screened in the Busan International Film Festival will be the ‘K-BIFF Choice’ program, which will feature LEE Su-jin’s award-winning Han Gong-ju.
    Individual focuses this year will include retrospectives on actor JUNG Woo-sung, producer LEE Jun-dong and director KIM Ki-duk. Films to screen will include Cold Eyes, A Girl at My Door, Hwayi: A Monster Boy, One on One, Moebius and Pieta.
    Meanwhile, ZHANG Lu’s Gyeongju will be part of the ‘K-Spotight’ strand, ‘K-Actors’ will feature omnibus film The Youth and KIM Ki-young’s classic The Housemaid (1960) will screen in the ‘K-Classics’ sidebar. There will also be a section called ‘K-Literature & Webtoon’ and the ‘K-Shorts’ program, which will feature works curated by Tony Rayns.
    The 9th London Korean Film Festival will take place over November 6th to 21st in various locales around the UK. The entire program will be revealed early next month.
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