South Korean Cinema

The Day After – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Another day, another delicate, insightful gem from Korean director Hong Sang-soo.

Okja – first look review

By David Jenkins

Meat is murder in Bong Joon-ho’s rollicking fantasy satire about a girl and her pet pig taking on global capitalism.

Six of the best Park Chan-wook scenes

By Kambole Campbell

From Oldboy to Stoker, here are some of the South Korean director’s most memorable moments.

The Handmaiden

By Abbey Bender

Park Chan-wook’s sumptuous erotic thriller is among his boldest works to date.

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The Age of Shadows

By John Wadsworth

Wily resistance fighters take on wicked foreign occupiers in this breathless period thriller set in 1920s Korea.

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Bong Joon-ho’s Okja gets a mysterious first-look teaser

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The director’s Tilda Swinton-starring latest looks at the bond between man and animal.

The lives of Korean women as seen through the eyes of female directors

By Matt Turner

This year’s LKFF offered a refreshing counterpoint to the masculine narratives that continue to dominate Korean cinema.

Train to Busan

By Mike Tsenti

The Korean smash hit in which a battle against zombie hoards takes place on a commuter train.

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How Train to Busan channels the social panic of Snowpiercer

By Katherine McLaughlin

The end of the world has a familiar theme in these train-based South Korean allegories.

Right Now, Wrong Then

By Matthew Eng

The latest from South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo is a romance so lovely it needs to be told twice.

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The vengeful woman and the changing face of Asian horror cinema

By Amandas Ong

Will this enduring trope become obsolete as we move towards a less gendered worldview?

Nobody’s Daughter Hae-Won

By Vadim Rizov

One of South Korea’s great directors finally has a film released in UK cinemas.

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Stoker

By Adam Woodward

Operatic style can’t paste over the meagre, far-fetched substance in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut.

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Thirst

By Jonathan Crocker

It’s got problems, sure. But once again, Park delivers something dark, witty and original.

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I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK

By Matt Bochenski

Park Chan-wook is fast becoming Asia’s answer to David Fincher.

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