The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) have unveiled the line-up for its 11th edition, which will be it’s longest run to date.
The show kicks off with the UK Premiere of director Lee Kyoung-mi’s The Truth Beneath on the evening of 3 November. Tying in with this year’s Special Focus on Women, this is the first time a female director’s film will open the LKFF.
After working as scripter and assistant director under Park Chan-wook on Lady Vengeance, Lee made her debut with acclaimed comedy-drama Crush and Blush (2008) before making us wait 8-years for this spectacular second feature. Mixing the personal with the political, the family drama with the thriller;
The Truth Beneath blends genres to create a slick, stylish and suspense-filled film. Making the trip from Korea to London, Lee will appear at the Opening Gala and events throughout the festival.
Some of the biggest films from 2015 to 2016 will also be at the show for either their UK or Europe Premiere.
Film Highlights Include
- Train to Busan (at the festival teaser 6th October)
- Fourth Place
- A Violent Prosecutor (European Premiere)
- Phantom Detective (2016, European Premiere)
- Inside Men (2016, UK Premiere)
- Asura: City of Madness (2016, European Premiere)
- Seoul Station (2016) – the animated prequel to ‘Train to Busan’
Guests confirmed for this year’s festival include:
Opening Film Director Lee Kyoung-mi (The Truth Beneath), veteran filmmaker Lee Jang-ho, women’s new wave pioneer Yim Soon-rye and emerging auteur Park Hong-min, video artist Soa Sung-a Yoon.
Events and screenings will take place for two weeks in London at: Picturehouse Central, Regent Street Cinema, Picturehouse Ritzy, Odeon Camden, Odeon Kingston, Close-up Cinema, Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image, the British Museum and theNational Film & Television School.
A selection of films from the festival will then go on tour across the UK appearing in: Glasgow, Belfast, Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham.
The 11th London Korean Film Festival runs November 3 – 27
For more information please see KoreanFilm