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Judy & Punch

Mirrah Foulkes
16-11-2019

Jeremy Clarke - 16-11-2019

That's the way to do it! Puppeteers Mr Punch and his wife Judy are reimagined as residents of a 17th century town in this bold, Australian outing - in cinemas from Friday, November 22nd [Read More...]
Nov
15
Fri
Black Nights Film Festivals @ Tallinn (Estonia) - various locations
Nov 15 – Dec 1 all-day
Black Nights Film Festivals @ Tallinn (Estonia) - various locations

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was founded in 1997 as Nordic cinema showcase with 25 screened films. Gradually the festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually. In 2018 the festival was covered in 78 languages with a potential global media and social media audience of over 1.5 billion people.

As of 2014 the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme which puts the festival into the so- called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world (including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Shanghai, Tokyo etc).

Black Nights has an umbrella structure with two sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and youth and children’s film festival Just Film taking place concurrently with the main festival, two off-season festivals – Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Tartu Love Film Festival – and a fully-fledged film industry platform Industry@Tallinn.

DMovies will be live at the event, unearthing the dirtiest gems exclusively for you!

Nov
18
Mon
London Korean Film Festival – Bristol @ Bristol Watershed
Nov 18 – Nov 20 all-day

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will run 1 – 14 November in London.

To be followed by 7 days of films touring the UK 18-24 November.

Bristol programme 18, 20 November: click here or see below for version including our reviews of selected titles.

Bristol

The Flower in Hell

The Flowerin Hell Website
Film info

Director: Shin Sang-ok
Cast: Choi Eun-hee, Kim Hak, Jo Hae-won, Gang Seon-hui
Cert 15, 86mins, 1958

Shin Sang-ok had a prolific career, with more than 100 producer and 70 director credits to his name, earning him the nickname ‘The Prince of South Korean Cinema’. His 1958 classic The Flower In Hell thrilled audiences with its bold aesthetics, its mixing of genres, and its incorporation of documentary footage. Throughout the film, Shin draws attention to the relationships that working class Koreans had with US soldiers, refusing to shy away from the dark side of 1950s Korean society.

Watershed Bristol, 18 Nov 2019 6:00 pm

Grassread our review

Grass Website
Film info

Director: Hong Sangsoo
Cast: Kim Minhee, Jung Jinyoung, Ki Joobong, Seo Younghwa
Cert 15, 66mins, 2017

read our review

Episodic, meandering and offering the mere ghost of a narrative, the film, too, is neither this nor that – but the apparent simplicity of Hong’s monochromatic long takes conceals a theatricalised artifice whose players may merely be A-reum’s fictions, or even lost souls.

Watershed Bristol, 20 Nov 2019 6:00 pm

Click here for more information about the event.

Full programme announced after 16/09.

http://koreanfilm.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/theLKFF/

@koreanfilmfest

View the festival trailer below:

London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) trailer 2019

1 – 14 November, touring UK 18-24 November.

London Korean Film Festival – Edinburgh @ Edinburgh Filmhouse
Nov 18 – Nov 23 all-day

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will run 1 – 14 November in London.

To be followed by 7 days of films touring the UK 18-24 November.

Edinburgh programme 18, 19, 23 November: click here or see below for version including our reviews of selected titles.

Edinburgh

Aimless Bulletread our review

Aimless Bullet Website
Film info

Director: Yu Hyun-mok
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Choi Moo-ryong, Seo Ae-ja, Kim Hye-jeong
Cert 18, 112mins, 1961

Aimless Bullet is Yu Hyun-mok’s most exem­plary work and a key piece of Korean realist cinema. The film captures the collective anxiety of post-war Korea through clerk Cheol-ho and his family. A commercial failure upon its ini­tial release, it was soon banned by the military government, finally receiving its due recognition when presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1963. Since then the film has gained legendary status in Korea as a clas­sic awaiting rediscovery.

Edinburgh Filmhouse, 18 Nov 2019 8:20 pm

Grassread our review

Grass Website
Film info

Director: Hong Sangsoo
Cast: Kim Minhee, Jung Jinyoung, Ki Joobong, Seo Younghwa
Cert 15, 66mins, 2017

Episodic, meandering and offering the mere ghost of a narrative, the film, too, is neither this nor that – but the apparent simplicity of Hong’s monochromatic long takes conceals a theatricalised artifice whose players may merely be A-reum’s fictions, or even lost souls.

Devils Stairway Website
Film info

Director: Lee Man-hee
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Moon Jung-suk, Bang Seong-ja, Jeong Ae-ran
Cert 18, 110mins, 1964

Kim Ki-young showed in The Housemaid (1960) that in the hands of a master of suspense a stairway could take on a malevolent life of its own. Lee Man-hee’s atmospheric noir has two. Kim Jin-kyu often played sober, middle-class professionals, men born to wear suits. In this psycho-thriller the respectability of his Dr Hyeon will be peeled away from him layer by painful layer.

This screening will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa. Dr David Sorfa is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Full programme announced after 16/09.

http://koreanfilm.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/theLKFF/

@koreanfilmfest

View the festival trailer below:

London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) trailer 2019

1 – 14 November, touring UK 18-24 November.

Nov
19
Tue
London Korean Film Festival – Belfast @ Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will run 1 – 14 November in London.

To be followed by 7 days of films touring the UK 18-24 November.

Belfast programme: click here or see below for version including our reviews of selected titles.

Belfast

Aimless Bulletread our review

Aimless Bullet Website
Film info

Director: Yu Hyun-mok
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Choi Moo-ryong, Seo Ae-ja, Kim Hye-jeong
Cert 18, 112mins, 1961

Aimless Bullet is Yu Hyun-mok’s most exem­plary work and a key piece of Korean realist cinema. The film captures the collective anxiety of post-war Korea through clerk Cheol-ho and his family. A commercial failure upon its ini­tial release, it was soon banned by the military government, finally receiving its due recognition when presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1963. Since then the film has gained legendary status in Korea as a clas­sic awaiting rediscovery.

Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, 19 Nov 2019 6:20 pm

Extreme Job

Extreme Job Website
Film info

Director: Lee Byeong-heon
Cast: Ryu Seung-yong, Lee Hanee, Jin Sun-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi
Cert 15, 111mins, 2018

When their special chicken recipe becomes a massive hit with the public, it is a case of stakeout meets takeout, as cooking and crime-busting get ever more confused, until this ensemble of misfits finally learns why they were put together in the first place, and why their leader Captain Ko (Ryu Seung-yong, Seven Years of Night, 2017) has the nickname ‘Zombie’. “There’s lots of absurdity in what we do,” says Ko – and when it comes to crazy laughs and over-the-top fighting, Extreme Job delivers to order.

Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, 20 Nov 2019 6:20 pm

Scattered Nightread our review

Scattered Night Website
Film info

Director: Lee Jihyoung and Kim Sol
Cast: Moon Seunga, Choi Junwoo, Kim Hyeyoung, Lim Hojun
Cert 12, 81mins, 2019

When Su-min (a remarkably nuanced debut from Moon Seungah) and her brother Jin-ho (Choi Joonwoo) are told by their parents that they will soon divorce, they are given an impossible choice. Each can only live with one parent. They must decide for themselves who they would prefer. Resolutely optimistic, Sumin attempts to convince her parents to go on a family trip, believing that if they can put the pressure of work aside for just one weekend, they will see a future together and call off the divorce. Told with absolute honesty and compassion, Su-min’s young endearingly positive perspective collides with the unfathomable complexities, confusion and cruelties of the adult world. This diamond sharp minimalist gem joins the ranks of great films about childhood.

Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, 21 Nov 2019 6:20 pm

Click here for more information about the event.

Full programme announced after 16/09.

http://koreanfilm.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/theLKFF/

@koreanfilmfest

View the festival trailer below plus trailers and our reviews of selected films in the programme:

London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) trailer 2019

1 – 14 November, touring UK 18-24 November.

Aimless Bullet (Obaltan)

Yu Hyun-mok
1961

Jeremy Clarke - 13-11-2019

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Greener Grass

Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
2019

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I Lost My Body (J’ai Perdu Mon Corps)

Jérémy Clapin
2019

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A severed hand searches for its body while a boy searches for the girl who he only knows from the sound of her voice in this French animated feature – in cinemas on Friday, November 22nd and on Netflix from Friday, November 29th [Read More...]

Little Monsters

Abe Forsythe
2019

Jeremy Clarke - 13-11-2019

One, two three, eyes on me! A resourceful kindergarten teacher keeps her school trip under control when they unexpectedly encounter hordes of flesh-eating zombies - in cinemas from Friday, November 15th [Read More...]

Le Mans ’66

James Mangold
2019

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Designer and driver with very different personalities grapple with corporate interests as they attempt to create a revolutionary race car for Ford, in this fast-paced, real-life story starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon - in cinemas Friday, November 15th [Read More...]

The Report

Scott Z. Burns
2019

Victor Fraga - 08-11-2019

Docudrama about man who led the landmark investigation into the CIA torture program reveals the dirty secrets of the intelligence service - in cinemas Friday, November 15th [Read More...]

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

Lee Won-Tae
2019

Jeremy Clarke - 29-09-2019

Better the devil you know. A no-nonsense cop and a ruthless gangland boss join forces to catch a serial killer in this South Korean thriller – in cinemas Friday, November 15th [Read More...]

Tell It To The Bees

Annabel Jankel
2018

Jeremy Clarke - 16-07-2019

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Apollo 11

Todd Douglas Miller
2019

Victor Fraga - 08-06-2019

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Maradona

Asif Kapadia
2019

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