2022 marks the first edition of the K-weekender, a Korean Film Festival. We are proud and happy to be in collaboration with ZAANCHI – the Korean Culture Collective. From the 25th-27th we will be showing a variety of Korean Films, supported by a lovely selection of Korean food & workshops.
25 NOVEMBER 21:15 & 26 NOVEMBER 19:55
This surprisingly cute romantic film by Park Chan Wook is about the romance that will save the wounded hearts and heal our soul. The film questions the meaning of ‘abnormality’ defined by our society, who is normal and who is not.
26 NOVEMBER | 13:15
So-young (Yoon Yeo Jeong) is a ‘Bacchus Lady’, who makes her living as an elderly sex worker. When she visits the hospital for an STI, she meets a motherless Korean-Filipino child and decides to care for him. However, despite her decency and kindness, or more so because of it, So-young’s life takes a darker turn.
26 NOVEMBER | 17:15
This documentary follows the director's account of being a 'failed' K-Pop Fanatic. Once claimed to be the most successful fan girl in the K-Pop scene, she was devastated when her Idol got multiple charges of sexual violence crimes in 2019. Later known as the 'Burning Sun Gate', the biggest sex scandal that hit the K-pop industry involved several Korean Idols from popular K-pop groups.
26 NOVEMBER | 22:35
Released from a mental institution, Su-mi (Lim Soo Jeong) returns home with her father and her younger sister, Su-yeon, only to face her cold stepmother’s strange behavior, and the disturbing ghosts from the past haunting their house.
27 NOVEMBER | 13:00
Careless American military personnel dump chemicals into South Korea's Han River. Several years later, an unidentified creature emerges from the tainted water of the Han River and sinks its ravenous jaws into local residents. When the creature snatched away a teenage girl (Go Ah Sung) from her father (Song Kang-ho), her entire family set out to locate the horrifying monster and bring their little girl back home to safety.
27 NOVEMBER | 18:20
A traumatized young man (Shin Ha Kyun) who has lost loved ones, abducts a successful business owner, believing he is a toxic reptilian alien – on his mission to destroy our planet and take all the precious things from the human race. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with a long-ago history of super-crime solving.
27 NOVEMBER | 21:15
In central Vietnam, the villages called Phong Nhi and Phong Nhut, locals are living with the memory of the brutal massacre that occurred during the Vietnam War. Nguyen Thi Thanh, the only survivor of the ‘Phong Nhi Phong Nhat massacre’, lost all of her family at the age of eight. The documentary borrows Nguyen’s eye, to expose the ‘untold’ history, the brutal event where large number of Vietnamese civilians were murdered by Korean army.