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Detours through the History of Korean Cinema: In collaboration with the London Korean Film Festival and the Essay Film Festival.

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

'Detours through the History of Korean Cinema' is a short focus on essay films that explore and interrogate the history of Korean Cinema. My Korean Cinema is a compelling, eccentric and personal history of Korean cinema, resulting from director Kim Jong-Hoon's own involvement in the film industry as both critic and filmmaker, and celebrating the work of filmmakers such as Im Kwon-taek, Kim Ki-young or Yu Hyon-Mok. Jang Sun-woo's Cinema on the Road is a very personal journey through the history of Korea and a defence of Korean independent cinema in the 1990s. The filmmaker travels the country, listening to people's opinions on Korean films, reflecting about the history of the country and interviewing filmmakers such as Im Kwon-Taek, Lee Jang-Ho, Park Kwang-Su or Chung Ji-Young.

My Korean Cinema by Kim Hong-Jun
South Korea, 2002/2006, color


Cinema on the Road: A Personal Essay on Cinema in Korea by Jang Sun-woo
South Korea, UK, 1995, video, 52 min.

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