Seventh edition of the festival runs Nov 1-11.
With the help of the Korean Cultural Centre UK, the seventh annual London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will return to the Odeon West End and Institute of Contemporary Arts on Nov 1.
The festival, which runs until Nov 11, will open with the European premiere of Choi Dong-hoon’s The Thieves [pictured] and end with Choo Chang-min’s Masquerade.
The Thieves, which broke records earlier this year to become the biggest local film of all time, chronicles a group of thieves who embark on their biggest ever job. Actor Kim Yoon-suk, who also starred in The Yellow Sea, will attend the premiere and join Dong-hoon for a Q&A following the screening.
Dong-hoon will also be featured in a ‘Directrospective’ in which an additional three of his films – The High Rollers, Woochi and The Big Swindle – will be screened.
Actor Lee Byunghun is expected to hold a Q&A for Masquerade after its premiere. Byunghun is currently in London filming Red 2 with Anthony Hopkins and Bruce Willis.
The LKFF will include a variety of other arthouse, animation, comedy and animation films including Jeon Kyu-hwan’s The Weight, winner of the Queer Lion award at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, about a hunchback mortician and his transgender brother, Park Jeong-woo’s Deranged, which follows a panic-inspiring parasite, and Yeun Sang-ho’s animated The King of Pigs, screened in this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
The festival will also highlight the Korean Film Archive, including more than 2,800 films and other materials, with a public exhibition.
Cinemas in Glasgow, Bristol, Bournemouth and Kingston Upon Thames will feature some of the LKFF’s selections, with the festival touring Glasgow Grosvenor Cinema, Bristol Cube and the Bournemouth Odeon from Nov 10-16.
For the full lineup, visit LKFF’s website.