The London Korean Film Festival

Art & Culture

Now in its 8th successful year the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) runs from the 7th till the 22nd of 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 London Korean Film Festival programme takes place between 7th 15th November across venues in London including the Odeon West End for the 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. 
The London Korean Film Festival opens on 7th November at the Odeon West End with the European premiere of Hide and Seek. First time director HUH Jungs home invasion thriller was an unexpected box office hit upon its South Korean release in August. The film topped the box office in its opening weekend, and reached 5 million tickets sales in less than 3 weeks. HIDE AND SEEK is an excellent low budget suspense thriller with punchy dialogue, smart characters, taut plot and precise direction.

Throughout the Film Festival, there will be a retrospective of Kang Woo Suks works, taking in Public Enemy (2002), Fists of Legend (2013), Silmido (2003), Moss (2010) and the acclaimed sequel Public Enemy Returns. There will also be a strand of Korean classics, a selection of short films curated by well known director Kim Jee-Woon and alongside this, a selection of short films from Korea’s prestigious Mise-en-Scne Short Film Festival. 

For further information on listings and for tickets, you can pop over to the London Korean Film Festival site