Asian Studies

Korean Film Festival 2018

The London Korean Film Festival has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the longest running and most respected festivals dedicated to Korean cinema in the world.

This year, it takes an intimate view of the day-to-day lives and struggles of Koreans.

As part of the Festival's UK tour, Korean Studies and Film Studies in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) are delighted to assist Edinburgh Filmhouse and the Korean Cultural Centre UK with taking a selection of the Festival to Edinburgh. 

Three films are screening over three nights in November at Edinburgh Filmhouse:

Little Forest (리틀 포레스트)

16th November 2018 at 6pm

A young woman grows tired of life in the city and returns to her hometown in the countryside.

Director: Yim Soon-Rye

This screening will feature an introduction by Hannah McGill, freelance writer, film critic and former Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival. 

Microhabitat (소공녀)

18th November 2018 at 3:45pm

When the price of cigarettes goes up, part-time housekeeper Miso decides to cut out one of her other expenses: rent.

Director: Jeon Go-Woon

This screening will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa (Film Studies, University of Edinburgh).

The poet and the boy (시인의 사랑)

21 November 2018 at 8:45pm

A married poet in South Korea falls for a teenage boy who works at the local doughnut shop.

Director: Kim Yang-He

This screening will feature an introduction by Hannah McGill, freelance writer, film critic and former Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival. 

 

Find out more and book on the Edinburgh Filmhouse website

[Image: Still from 'The Poet and the Boy']

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Korean Film Festival 2018

A series of three Korean films screening at Edinburgh Filmhouse as part of the 13th London Korean Film Festival's annual UK tour.

Filmhouse
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9BZ