Part of the London Korean Film Festival, LKFF Programmer Mark Morris will explore our 3 Classic strand films, Divine Bow, Daughter of Fire and Eul-hwa. Offering background information and elaborating on their significance for our 2020 lineup, in what promises to be an illuminating talk. We will then open the floor to questions and comments from guests.
In our Classics strand we have chosen three films from the late-1970s/early 1980s to illustrate how not so long ago Korean cinema represented shamanism. All three take the role of the mudang seriously, but do so in a largely melodramatic fashion. Two were directed by Im Kwon-taek, all were filmed by Jung Il-sung, celebrated at the last Busan Film Festival as the nation’s greatest cinematographer.
Guests will be emailed a password for ZOOM, which will allow exclusive access to a virtual discussion with LKFF programmer Mark Morris.
Head to koreanfilm.co.uk to watch our Classic strand films for free.
Mark Morris is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. For the past 40 years he has been teaching and researching East Asian culture, with a special interest in Korean Cinema. He is an advisor to the London Korean Film Festival and participates regularly in a wide variety of film events in the UK, Europe and South Korea.
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