The London Korean Film Festival: “THE LONDON KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 LINE UP 7TH – 22ND NOVEMBER”
Now in it’s 8th successful year the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) 7th-22nd November, presented by the Korean Cultural Centre UK returns with a diverse line up, giving audiences across the capital and the UK an opportunity to celebrate the very best of contemporary Korean Cinema from this year with UK and European premieres of box office hits, critically acclaimed titles and retrospective programmes across various genres as well as offering unique access to the cream of Korean film talent with events from visiting directors and actors.
The LKFF continues to grow from strength to strength, showcasing both established and emerging talents in the Korean Film Industry. The festival’s Film Forum at the Korean Cultural Centre creates an opportunity for Korean and UK film industry experts and filmmakers to meet and help foster links between South Korea and UK to encourage funding investment, co-productions and access to post production.
The London Korean Film Festival programme takes place between 7th – 15th November across venues in London including the Odeon West End for Opening and Closing Night Galas, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton St, Odeon Kingston, Curzon Soho and the Korean Cultural Centre. For fans of Korean cinema who are not in London a selection of LKFF programme highlights will travel to Oxford, Bradford and St. Andrews between 16th – 22nd November.
Main strand highlights from the LKFF 2013 programme include:
Filled with quirky characters, bold colours and young K-pop stars, K-Comedy is a popular and prominent genre focusing on the lighter side of Korean Cinema. This year’s LKFF brings us CODE NAME JACKAL starring K-pop star KIM Jae-joong and romantic comedy HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS starring LEE Si-young and OH Jeong-se.
More Info: koreanfilm.co.uk
Source: The London Korean Film Festival
Screen Daily reports:“London Korean Film Festival reveals line-up”
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The line-up of the 8th London Korean Film Festival (Nov 7-15) has been announced.
The programme includes contemporary Korean cinema titles, UK and European premieres of box office hits and retrospectives. It will also host several visiting directors and actors.
The festival’s Film Forum at London’s Korean Cultural Centre is also hoped to generate opportunities for filmmakers to meet and help foster links between South Korea and UK to encourage funding investment, co-productions and access to post production.
Screening will take place at major central London locations, such as the Odeon West End, but highlights of the programme will also travel to Oxford, Bradford and St. Andrews from Nov 16-22.
K-Comedy titles will include Code Name Jackal, starring K-pop star Kim Jae-joong; and romantic comedy How To Use Guys With Secret Tips starring Lee Si-young and Oh Jeong-se.