16:18 - 11th November 2012, by David West

The Korean Film Archive Opens In London

The London Korean Film Festival may be almost wrapped up for another year, but there is still a lot happening on the Korean cinema and culture front in the capital and around the UK.

The London Korean Film Festival has screenings in Glasgow, Bristol and Bournemouth until 16 November 2012.

Meanwhile on Saturday 10 November, the Korean Cultural Centre UK celebrated the opening of the Korean Film Archive.

Present for the occasion were his Excellency the Korean Ambassador, critic Tony Rayns who donated many of the films in the collection, director Choo Chang-min and actors Lee Byung-hun and Ryoo Seung-ryong.

The archive will be open to members of the public who want to explore Korean cinema.

Meanwhile, the Year Of The 12 Directors continues at the KCCUK with a screening of Maundy Thursday by Song Hae-sung.

The screening takes place at the KCCUK on Thursday 15 November 2012 at 7PM.

Attendance is free but you must reserve a place in advance, which you can do right here.

You can check out the trailer down below.

If you do visit the KCCUK, don't miss the exhibition Manhwa - Korean Story & Painting 2012, The Colours of Korean Comics

Running until 21 November 2012, the exhibition features 47 original paintings by 19 celebrated Korean comic book artists, including Min-Woo Hyung, creator of the international best-seller Priest which was adapted into a Hollywood movie, respected pioneer Doo-Ho Lee and modern Manhwa masters including Jung-Hyun Seok and Jung-Taek Che.

Admission is free.
Opening times:
10AM - 5PM Monday to Friday
11AM - 5PM Saturdays
Closed on Sundays

Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

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