The Cinema Museum, London

London Korean Film Festival – A Century of Korean Cinema

October 2019 · News

A Hometown of the HeartThe 14th London Korean Film Festival will soon be taking place from 1st–14th November in London.

This year, the programme’s special focus is entitled A Century of Korean Cinema, which celebrates the historic milestone of 100 years since the first Korean film was screened in 1919.

This strand will be showcasing a selection of films that helped change the cinematic landscape of Korea.

This strand spans from Yun Yong-gyu’s 1949 heartfelt melodrama A Hometown of the Heart through to Lee Chang-dong’s 1999 second feature Peppermint Candy. In between, a rich and diverse group of films reflect something unique about each decade in Korean culture and society.