Join the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF) Team at the National Portrait Gallery on the 21st June for a #KCinema100 screening of director Han Jae-rim’s “The Face Reader“! One of the most popular Korean films of 2013, it stars “Parasite”‘s Song Kang-ho as a Joseon Dynasty’s skillful face reader who is asked to use his abilities to help track down a murderer.
“The Face Reader” tells the story of Nae-gyeong, a master face reader with a sketchy family history. The burden of his family’s past drives him, his son and his brother-in-law to take drastic actions. As expected, Nae-gyeong uses his exceptional skills to earn money and status. Accompanied by his brother-in-law, they soon find themselves entrenched in palace politics and very real danger. Nae-gyeong is played by veteran actor Song Kang Ho and Lee Jong Suk plays his highly intelligent and righteous son.
This screening is completely free, but booking here is essential!