Before moving behind a camera, Lee Byeong-heon worked as a writer, script editor and actor. He gained huge popularity in 2015 when he released Twenty, a coming-of-age film starring Kim Woo-bin, Lee Jun-ho, and Kang Ha-neul, the biggest stars of their generation. After Twenty, he went on to direct web drama Be Positive (2016) and […]

Train to Busan (2016) established that there is both room and potential for zombie flicks in Korean cinema, and there has been a flood of undead-themed films and TV series in the past few years, with their makers hell-bent on achieving the same success as Yeon Sang-ho‘s action thriller. Some of the K-zombie projects, surprisingly, […]

In the early hours of the morning on April 16th 2014, followed by heart-wrenching days of rescue, the hearts of the South Korean nation broke as one as the ferry MV Sewol sank and claimed the lives of 304 passengers and crew members. The tragedy was made worse as 250 of the victims were juniors […]

A fried chicken restaurant and a highly incompetent narcotic squad – what could possibly go wrong? Extreme Job is Lee Byeong-heon’s newest production that has unexpectedly become the second highest grossing film in the history of Korean cinema, with over $120 million box-office profit against a $5.8 million budget – it is no wonder that a Hollywood […]

American director Billy Wilder once said: “God kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek, and there she was”, Audrey was born to be a star. She never desired to be one, but against all odds, she became one of the most beloved actresses of the 20th century, an icon of elegance, and a great humanitarian. In […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Austrian Cultural Forum London in cooperation with the Austrian Film Institute, the Austrian Film Commission and Raindance presents the first edition of watchAUT, a new film festival featuring the best new and recent films to emerge from Austria. Running 13th – 15th December at Picturehouse Central, it provides a glimpse of the […]

Father of three Milan (Milan Ondrík) works abroad in Germany as a construction worker – sending money back home to his wife and family in Slovakia. Just before Christmas, he drives back to his small town in Slovakia to spend the holidays with his family. When Milan arrives home, he realises that in his absence […]