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Capharnaüm (aka Capernaum)

Nadine Labaki

Victor Fraga - 17-05-2018

Lebanese film about child who has committed a horrific crime and blames his parents for procreating deals with a vast array of socio-political issues - in cinemas Friday, February 22nd. [Read More...]
Early Korean Cinema: Lost Films from the Japanese Colonial Period @ NFT3 BFI Southbank and Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK)
Feb 7 – Feb 28 all-day


“A more subtle, allegorical filmmaking under stricter japanese control… developed in the 1930s”
Peter Harry Ris, The Cinema of Japan and Korea

It was once assumed that all pre-1945 Korean cinema had vanished from existence, but in the 2000s a series of remarkable archival discoveries revealed a diverse treasure trove of melodramas, propaganda films and newsreels from the colonial period. We’re delighted to present them for the first time in the UK, thanks to the restoration work of the Korean Film Archive. Here you can learn about the stars, directors and politics of this complex and controversial period in Korean history – a time when the nation was under Japanese occupation. However, rejecting these products as nothing more than colonial propaganda refuses to acknowledge the skills, desires and ambitions of the Korean filmmakers behind them. These are unique creations that, despite their background, are the very origins of contemporary Korean cinema.

Kate Taylor-Jones

Most of this season is at BFI Southbank.

Further films from this period can be seen at Korean Cultural Centre UK.

See BFI Southbank screenings of new release Burning and read our review here,

This season is co-curated with Hyun Jin Cho, Korean Cultural Centre UK.


Korean Film Archive Korean Cultural Centre

In association with the University of Sheffield.

Watch the trailer for the season below:

Cold Pursuit

Hans Petter Moland

Victor Fraga - 05-02-2019

Cold and soulless: this blend of thriller and dark comedy starring a lethargic Liam Neeson has very little to offer other than the occasional Colorado wintry landscape - in cinemas Friday, March 22nd [Read More...]

On the Basis of Sex

Mimi Leder

Victor Fraga - 26-01-2019

Biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (yes, yet another film about her) is a fitting tribute to gender equality, if also a little romanticised - in cinemas Friday, February 22d [Read More...]

Old Boys

Toby MacDonald

Michael McClure - 05-12-2018

British public school spin on Cyrano de Bergerac features a dazzling Alex Lawther as the school runt, yet it fails some of the rules of a good farce - in cinemas February 22nd (2019) [Read More...]


Cam Christiansen

Victor Fraga - 19-02-2019

Animated doc featuring British playwright David Hare examines the ugly wall imprisoning Palestinians, described as "the perfect crime" - in selected cinemas from February 27th [Read More...]

Brief Story from the Green Planet (Breve Historia del Planeta Verde)

Santiago Loza

Eoghan Lyng - 18-02-2019

Argentinean film about three LGBT friends who encounter an alien at granny's has echoes of Alfonso Cuaron and Nicolas Roeg - winner of the Teddy Bear award in Berlin [Read More...]

Central Airport THF (Zentralflughafen THF)

Karim Ainouz

Victor Fraga - 16-02-2018

The disused Tempelhof airport of Berlin has now become home to refugees from all over the world; their stories are as fascinating as the airport's history - now available on MUBI [Read More...]

Synonyms (Synonymes)

Nadav Lapid

Victor Fraga - 14-02-2019

GOLDEN BEAR WINNER! Israeli film set in France mocks nationalism from both nations with an absurdist tone reminiscent of Yorgos Lanthimos - live from Berlin [Read More...]


Ridley Scott

Victor Fraga - 18-02-2019

Ridley Scott's classic is one of the most subversive films ever made for more reasons than one, and it's getting a 4k restoration just in time for its 40th anniversary - in cinemas Friday, March 1st [Read More...]

By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu)

Francois Ozon

Victor Fraga - 08-02-2019

SILVER BEAR WINNER! Francois Ozon's 18th feature film is by far his most politically engaged and incendiary one; it's a very timely call-to-action against paedophilia in the Catholic Church and a serious contender for the Golden Bear - live from the Berlinale [Read More...]

Ring (Ringu)

Hideo Nakata

Fiona Whitelaw - 17-02-2019

A 20th anniversary restoration of Hideo Nakata's groundbreaking slow burn psychological horror is in cinemas and also on Blu-ray on Friday, March 1st [Read More...]

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