Kim Ki-duk’s documentary Arirang will close the festival, which runs November 3-17 in London, followed by a UK tour.

The European premiere of Kim Han Min’s historical action film Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon will kick start the 6th edition of Korean Film Festival, followed by a Q&A session with the director.

Director Kim Ki-duk’s documentary Arirang, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of this years Cannes Film Festival, will close the festival.

The Cineworld Haymarket, along with Apollo and ICA cinemas across London, will host the two week festival, with the main strand focusing on gritty thrillers and horror films from North & South Korea, which the two states have become renowned for.

The festival will also feature a retrospective focusing on acclaimed director Ryoo Seung-wan.

After its stint in London, the festival will embark on a UK tour making stops in Sheffield, Cambridge and Newcastle.

To accompany their Mise-En-Scene Shorts part of the festival, organisers are asking members of the public to submit one-minute shorts filmed on mobile phones, with the top twenty being judged by a renowned Korean director and screened alongside Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s new short, Paranmanjan (Night Fishing)

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