There are a whole range of films on show from hits of the past year to documentary and mise-en-scène shorts. The festival will open on 3rd November with female director Lee Kyoung-mi's The Truth Beneath. Below are some of the highlights (the full line-up can be found here).
The Truth Beneath – Picturehouse Central, 3 November, 6.30pm
Lee Kyoung-mi directs this innovative film which tackles local politics as we follow a the wife of a politician as she tries to find her missing daughter in the wake of a local election. It's the unusual and interesting narrative structure and performance by Son Ye-jin which makes this film one of our top picks.
Yourself and Yours – Regent Street Cinema, 17 November, 6.30 pm
Hong Sang-soo's interest in narrative form and structure is apparent in his filmmaking, where alternate events and outcomes are shown as equally real; his subjective side, more present in Yourself and Yours, focuses on psychological truths. This film tells the story of Minjung after she leaves the painter Youngsoo following a row, and we follow her in her attempts to start afresh. But what's really happening?
The Widow – Regent Street Cinema, 6 November, 11.30am
This 1955 classic film by Park Nam-ok was the first feature film to be directed by a woman in Korea. We follow Min-ja, one of thousands of Korean War widows who refuses to obey the Confucian codes and remain loyal to her husband when a young man whom she likes comes along. Never deteriorating into melodrama, Nam-ok's story provides a rare female gaze into the lives of women in the aftermath of war.
|What||London Korean Film Festival, November 2016|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
03 Nov 16 – 27 Nov 16, Times vary according to cinema
|Website||Click here for the full line up from the festival website|