Dive in to the deceptively tranquil waters of Park Chan-wook’s sensational, genre-splicing detective yarn.
A new retrospective at the London Korean Film Festival reveals the veteran actor’s rich and varied career.
By Anton Bitel
2000’s JSA – Joint Security Area was one of the first significant films of the so-called Korean Wave.
Decision to Leave marks the director’s return to Korea following his English-language miniseries The Little Drummer Girl.
By Luís Azevedo
Dissecting the slapstick and dramatic elements of the South Korean filmmaker’s Oscar-winning satire.
By Will Webb
How South Korean cinema’s domestic boom in the late 1990s took over the world.
Bong Joon-ho has prepared a monochrome edit of his award-winning comedy-thriller.
By Beth Webb
Korean director Noh Young Sun reflects on her deeply personal debut feature, Yukiko.
A welcome dose of crooked cops and violent crims spices up the dying days of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
We’ve perused the programme for this year’s LKFF and selected some highlights you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Kim Dong-won’s rare 2003 film Repatriation plays at the 2018 London Korean Film Festival.
The wistful latest from Korean maestro Hong Sang-soo is powered by an exceptional lead performance.
By Matt Turner
This year’s LKFF offered a refreshing counterpoint to the masculine narratives that continue to dominate Korean cinema.
By Anton Bitel
An outbreak of madness and murder takes hold of a small South Korean town in this superlative thriller.
By Matthew Eng
The latest from South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo is a romance so lovely it needs to be told twice.