“The world is facing an unprecedented displacement crisis,” European Commission has said. The EU has been discussing the aforementioned issue for months; however, their help is inadequate to deal with the rising numbers of dislodged people who are predominantly refugees from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Many people arrive in the EU after […]

Kiyoshi Kurosawa – a Japanese horror maestro – attracted critics’ attention with his 1997 Cure, a horror film in the purest sense of the word, with an ability to unsettle the audience that was a second to none; Cure also got recognition from various international film festivals and has become one of the most haunting Japanese motion […]

In 2014, Gwen Florio – an American writer and journalist – wrote Dakota, a novel which tells the story of the former foreign correspondent Lola Wicks, who investigates the disappearance of one of the Blackfeet Tribe’s girls, Judith Calf Looking. The novel is a fascinating yet distressing tale about the tribe’s living conditions, as well as […]

The South Korean film director Park Chan-wook has always been an exceptional writer of seductive and pulsating narratives, like Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and Thirst, to name just a few. His newest production, The Handmaiden, is yet another enchanting piece of writing. It is also a fascinating interpretation of the Welsh novel Fingersmith, written by Sarah Walters; while […]

Na Hong-jin is – in every respect – the maharishi of thriller; when his previous films The Chaser (2008) and The Yellow Sea (2010) were released in Korea and Europe, they put critics and film goers at the edge of their seats, proving that his sophisticated writing and directing is one of a kind. The audience had to wait six […]

PRESS RELEASE: Programme Revealed for the 11th edition of the London Korean Film Festival (3-27 November 2016) London, 21 September 2016: The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) unveiled the line-up for its 11th edition today as it prepares for its longest run to date, 3 – 27 November. Now entering into its second decade, the […]

The 1st London East Asia Film Festival programme is finally here, and you cannot imagine how excited we are about it; it has a truly strong line-up, including a retrospective of Park Chan-wook’s outstanding work. The former Director of the London Korean Film Festival, now the Director of LEAFF, Mrs. Jeon Hye-jung has been working […]

Seoul’s Zandari Festa is gaining recognition as one of East Asia’s coolest music festivals.  It started in 2012 and is South Korea’s largest music showcase event.  Now five years old, 2016’s outing will feature more than 160 Korean and international acts playing in a dozen live clubs across Seoul’s famed Hongdae entertainment district from September […]

Zombie film is a “genre that just won’t die,” someone once said. It all started in the early thirties when Hollywood was beginning to try out “iconic-monster” films, and within a short period of time, the first feature-length “walking-dead” movie was presented to the audience: director Victor Halperin’s inexpensively made White Zombie (1932). Since then,  zombie […]

Pedro Almodóvar, arguably one of the gods of the silver screen, returned this year with his 20th film creation – Julieta, a touching drama based on three short stories by the Canadian short story writer (and Nobel Prize winner) Alice Munro. Just days ago, Spain decided on Julieta as its entry for the coveted Foreign […]