Takahata Isao’s 「かぐや姫の物語」(Kaguya Hime no Monogatari/The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) was released in Japan more than a year ago on November 23, 2013. It has screened at a number of festivals around the world and, thanks to North American distributor GKIDS, is currently in US cinemas – meaning, it has been seemingly everywhere except in the UK. While we still do not have an exact release date, Studio Canal (the film’s UK distributor) has now at least offered a vaguely projected one: Continue reading
Note: These images were also posted on the London Asian Film Society’s Facebook page.
Thursday night was the opening gala for the 9th London Korean Film Festival, which will be screening 55 films over the next few weeks (London dates: Nov 6-15). The opening film was Yoon Jong-bin’s 군도: 민란의 시대 (Kundo: Minranui Sidae/Kundo: Age of Rampant, 2013), with the director, lead actor Kang Dong-won and producer Han Jae-duk all in attendance. Continue reading