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Mother and a Guest

Special Presentation from the Korean Cultural Centre UK

A six-year-old girl, Ok-hui lives with her mother and grandmother. People refer to their house as the “Widow House”. When Mr Han, a friend of Ok-hui’s uncle, moves in as a lodger, the dynamics of the house begin to change.

The screening on Wednesday 12th will be introduced by Dr. Mark Morris.

BBFC rating
12A
Year
1961
Running time
102 mins
Country
South Korea
Other features
S BW
Director
Shin Sang-ok
Cast
Choi Eun-hee, Jeon Young-sun, Kim Jin-kyu, Han Eun-jin, Do Kum-bong

The Lovers and the Despot

An informative, alluring documentary about the 1978 kidnapping of two of South Korea’s famous film industry figures – esteemed director Shin Sang-ok and his star and ex-wife Choi Eun-hee by movie crazy dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in Jong-il’s state they get a second chance at love.

BBFC rating
PG
Year
2016
Running time
95 mins
Country
UK
Other features
S DOC
Director
Ross MacAdam, Robert Cannon

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October 13th

Mother and a Guest

The Lovers and the Despot

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