지금 만나러 갑니다 (Be With You)

This film is a misguided attempt to make a what if? romance. Starting from the fact that the two main leads are too young and good looking to be believable as the parents of a ten year old boy, the film is poorly directed by a director who wastes no opportunity to drown his clichedContinue reading “지금 만나러 갑니다 (Be With You)”

London Korean Film Festival 2017

Programme Announced for the 12th London Korean Film Festival / 26 October – 19 November 2017 The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) unveiled the lineup for its 12th edition today running 26 October – 19 November with multiple UK and International premieres, a special focus on Korean Noir and including everything from Indie Firepower andContinue reading “London Korean Film Festival 2017”

Yourself and Yours (2016)

Yourself and Yours (2016) You can tell from the opening titles exactly the kind of film this is going to be. Black Korean calligraphy on a white background suggests an intelligent and possibly artistic film and the lively classical music hints at a sophisticated comedy on love and relationships.. Yes, it’s a comedy, but one with brains.Continue reading “Yourself and Yours (2016)”

Tunnel film review

It doesn’t seem long ago when Korean film makers were dazzling the world with prizewinners at International festivals such as Oldboy  and Pieta. As well as these harsh ,violent films there were gentle odes to Buddhism (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring) and the magnificent Untold Scandal, which set the story of Dangerous Liaisons in theContinue reading “Tunnel film review”

A Girl at My Door

Director: July Jung Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song There is a reason why all films have long credit seequences. The list of personnel involved in making a film is invariably long and most end titles for even a modest film like this are at least 3 minutes of the film’s duration. It could also beContinue reading “A Girl at My Door”