LKFF 2017: Merry Christmas Mr Mo +Tony Rayns Intro

We are delighted to welcome Korean cinema expert Tony Rayns to introduce this screening.

Merry Christmas Mr. Mo Director: Lim Dae-hyung Writer: Lim Dae-hyung Producer: Park Du-hui Cast: Gi Ju-bong, Oh Jung-hwan, Go Won-hee Production Company: Film Run International Sales: Indiestory Drama / 2016 / 101 min / Cert. 12A / DCP / B&W

Lim Dae-hyung’s tragi-comic debut feature stars veteran character actor Gi Ju-bong as a taciturn, lonely widower with a secret or two. Mo Geum-san’s provincial life seems orderly and governed by routine: undemanding days in his small barber-shop, daily visits to the local swimming pool for his fitness, a drink and a snack on the way home and nights spent wrestling with a pillow that’s too lumpy. But Mr Mo is semi-estranged from his son, a student in Seoul, and only bad news from a doctor makes him want to reconnect. Lim tells Mr Mo’s story across five chapters, using images which seem classically restrained but at the same time startlingly precise.

Club and Group screenings

Sat 28th Oct 18.30 Ad Free: No advertisements will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. London Korean Film Festival 2017.

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