November 2nd, 2015.
As I mentioned last year at the Korean Film Festival premiere of 'Kundo : Age of the Rampant', I am perhaps not the most qualified person in London to be covering such an event. My experience with Korean film is presently limited to watching (and enjoying) 'The Host (2006)', being confused by 'The Good, The Bad and The Weird (2008)', not entirely able to process the manga 'Sky Blue (2003)' while being disturbedby 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)'. So... you know.... I apologise in advance for my cultural limitations! Although technically if you count the English-language 'Stoker (2013)' as Korean due to its director being Korean, then that movie was fantastic.
Anyway, London is paying host to Korean Film Festival. What was I going to do... go home and avoid making a fool of myself?
Hardly. Here's how it went down:
So... that was kind of cool, and if they'd been handing out free tickets I'd certainly not have refused one. But sadly (or pleasingly?) it seems London's Korean community and actual paying cinemagoers were happy to pay for tickets to the film and the subsequent Q&A, thus making this a success, near as I can judge.
And it not only joins my "Archive of Movie Premieres" but becomes the second Korean film premiere I've attended, after last year's mighty "Kundo : Age of the Rampant" premiere at the now-a-construction-destruction-zone-hole-in-the-ground-formerly-known-as the Odeon West End.
There is also another premiere scheduled for Korean Film Festival 2015... and I'm hoping to get to that one, too. But first....? I gotta pack, and then get back.
Until next time? Hopefully so!
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