【Special Focus: Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society】
~ Directors, Critics and Noir Experts from around the globe!
~ UK Premieres + Restored Classics!
~ Includes FREE Screenings, Forums and masterclass events!
DIE BAD + Introduction by Dr. Victor Fan
Friday, 03 Nov 8:50pm
Action-maestro Ryoo Seung-wan launched onto the Korean cinema scene with this sensational debut. Die Bad is a gritty but immensely gripping film about the challenges faced by youth and the deadly spiral many find themselves in.
THE LAST WITNESS + Q&A with Director Lee Doo-yong
Saturday, 04 Nov 2:00pm
Lone-wolf detective Oh Byeong-ho finds himself caught in a story of treachery, rape and murder when he goes searching for the murderer of small-time brewer Yang, killed by a quiet riverside: no witnesses, no apparent motive.
KILIMANJARO + Q&A with Director Oh Seung-uk
Saturday, 04 Nov 5:30pm
Suspended for not properly investigating the killing of his gangster brother’s wife and child, detective Hae-shik returns to his hometown. Mistaken for his twin brother, he is sought after by a local gang in this engrossing tale about the perpetual nature of violence.
BLACK HAIR + Introduction by Huh Moonyung
Sunday, 05 Nov 12pm
Lee Man-hee’s noir masterpiece presents a Seoul where it is always night-time, grim men roam dark underpasses and tunnels with violence in mind, and a gang boss broods in a grimy basement storeroom...