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South Korea’s oldest silent film returns to London for a one-off performance/screening on August 2nd, 2012.

청춘의 십자로 (Cheongchunui shibjaro/Crossroads of Youth) dates back to 1934. I reviewed the film back in March during the Korean Cinema Blogathon. Cheongchunui shibjaro is not the kind of work that screens very often – there probably aren’t many physical copies of the film to start with, but modern showings also come with a live accompaniment of music, which obviously is something that requires some extra work.

I myself saw it at the Thames Festival in September 2011 as part of the KCCUK’s Korea Calling celebration of Korean culture and can only recommend it highly – it will be unlike any other performance you have seen.

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 14:30 p.m.
Place: The Barbican, Cinema 1 (London)
Tickets: £10 (concessions are not available)

You can book here.