UK showcase to host 55 films, actors, directors, producers, programmers.
The ninth edition of the London Korean Film Festival (Nov 6-15) will be bookended by the European Premiere of Yoon Jong-bin’s Kundo: Age of the Rampant and Im Kwon-taek’s Revivre.
This year’s LKFF will present 55 films in the UK capital before touring select UK cinemas.
Kundo, starring Ha Jung-woo (Time) and Gang Dong-won (My Brilliant Life), is a period-action film about a group of bandits who rise up against the unjust nobility by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Director Jong-bin, star Dong-won and producer Han Jae-duk will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
Adapted from Kim Hoon’s prize-winning short story a middle-aged man’s conflicting emotions as he loses his wife to terminal cancer but indulges in fantasies about a young female work colleague, Revivre is Kwon-taek’s (Chunhyang) 102nd feature and will close the festival with Actor Ahn Sungki on hand for a Q&A following the screening.
Other confirmed guests at the festival include directors Park Chan-kyong and July Jung; actors Jung Woo-sung and Donghae; producer Lee Jun-dong; and Busan International Film Festival programmer Nam Dong-chul.