15:40 - 16th October 2012, by David West

London Korean Film Festival 2012 Opens In November

The London Korean Film Festival is always a highlight of the year for fans of East Asian cinema.

This year the LKFF opens in the capital on 1 November where it runs until 10 November. The opening and closing night films will be held at the Odeon West End while the rest of the films will be screened at the ICA.

Thereafter a selection of the films will be touring around the UK, making stops in Glasgow, Bournemouth and Bristol before wrapping up on 16 November.

The opening night film will be Choi Dong-hoon's crime caper The Thieves, and you can check out the trailer right here.

Director Choi and leading man Kim Yoon-suk will be both be coming over to attend the screening, which will be the film's European premiere.

The closing night screening will be Masquerade by Choo Chang Min. Lee Byung-hun plays King Gwaehae who is so fearful of assassination that he orders his officials to find him a double to act as a decoy.

They find Ha-seon (also Lee Byung-hun) who slowly comes to grow more and more accustomed to his new role until he starts to make decisions for himself.

Lee Byung-hun will be attending the screening and taking part in a Q&A session after the movie.

Amongst the rest of the line-up there are comedies, historical and contemporary dramas, short films and several movies about K-pop including the SM Town movie I Am.

The sports movie As One Korea by Moon Hyeon-seong is based on the true story of the first ever Unified Korean team - with members from both North and South - that competed in the World Table Tennis Championships in 1991.

There is Korean animation in the acclaimed King Of Pigs by Yeon Sang-ho, high flying action in R2B: Black Eagle and chaos on the streets in Park Jun-woo's Deranged.

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