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Good news (via email and twitter – website update is still due) from the Korean Cultural Centre UK in London: the previously bimonthly film nights have been extended to four screenings per month. Designating 2012 as the “Year of 12 Directors”, they are also planning to bring in directors for Q&A sessions next year.

They write:

The KCCUK kick this special year off with a look at director Lee Myung-se with four screenings of the director’s work culminating with a Q&A with the director himself.

Screenings are free (although advancing booking is required) and you can also win a Korean film DVD if you tweet a review (@Twitter.com/koreanfilmfest) – they’ll be hearing aplenty from me…

On the programme for January:

January 5th:  인정사정 볼 것 없다 (Nowhere To Hide, 1999)

January 12th:  (Em/M, 2007)

January 19th: 개그맨 (Gagman/Gagman1989)

January 26th: 형사 (Hyeongsa/Duelist, 2005) + Q&A with director Lee Myung-se

I will be out of country until nearly the end of January, but will make it back just in time for 형사 (Hyeongsa/Duelist) – which, from this first quartet of offerings, is the film I’m most interested in seeing (set in the Joseon era, stars Kang Dong-won AND features a Q&A!).

Off to reserve my ticket. 🙂