The 2022 Udine Far East Film Festival was a real treat. Not only because of the great films in the programme, but because it was the first year that film guests were able to attend the event since Covid restrictions had been lifted. Mostly consisting of producers and filmmakers, we had a very productive and […]

On paper, it sounds like a recipe for a formulaic crime caper. One lawmaker who has always followed the rules and played everything by the book is forced by circumstance to team up with a maverick who will happily ignore standard procedure if it means getting results. It’s no surprise that, over the course of […]

“I started [my dancing career] as a backup dancer for K-pop idols”, says Sea Ni while sipping his drink in one of the restaurants in Tower Bridge, London. Despite the fact that it wasn’t the exact kick-start he wished for, this first opportunity marked the beginning of his career and helped him to become a […]

In the 70s, Romania was one of those places where being a free-spirited person was unwelcomed and dangerous. Any cultural activity had to pass through the sieve of harsh censorship, and the ubiquitous security services were eager to use their power to limit influence from the West. Romania was almost completely isolated from the world; […]

Les Pires follows the story of film director Gabriel (Johan Heldenbergh) shooting his latest feature film in the impoverished suburbs of Boulogne-sur-Mer. His film – under the working title of ‘Pissing into the Northern Wind’ –  follows the life of a young boy growing up in poverty. Aiming for realism, Gabriel and his team decided […]

Jang Yong-ha, often known as Yonko, is a Seoul-based independent artist who, although fearless to combine various genres in his music, truly expresses himself while playing Soul.  Yonko’s soulful vocal tone, stellar music, and straightforward lyrics makes him one of the most promising new artists from South Korea. Undoubtedly, his delivery is always 10/10. While […]

Following last year’s successful series, Barbican Cinema is delighted to again present a late summer programme of evening open-air screenings, bringing together all the Barbican art forms – cinema, music, theatre, dance and visual art – set against the spectacular architectural backdrop of the Barbican Sculpture Court.  This year’s Outdoor Cinema programme compliments Our Time […]

Whenever you listen to Woosung’s music, you can be certain that his songs are written in the correct key for his voice – his incredible musical arrangements perfectly suit his style of singing. There is no doubt that the singer always delivers a masterclass in the art of songwriting. His songs are relatable and honest; […]

When PSY’s Gangnam Style hit the music charts and screened on our TVs in 2012, it would seem that the song was another hit that would be forgotten after six months. But that wasn’t the case! The MV has become the first video to reach over a billion views on YouTube and left the door […]

Confession, a remake of 2016’s Spanish thriller, The Invisible Guest, written and directed by Yoon Jong-seok, is truly one of the most interesting remakes of the past decade. The dark atmosphere and mysterious characters not only draw the viewer in, but also provoke deeper reflections on human behaviour in extreme situations. Undoubtedly, Yoon’s Confession keeps […]