LKFF 2018: Mise-en-scene Shorts 1

Duration: 79 min

The Monologue
(Dir: Kim Do-Young, Kang Mal-Geum, Lee Jae-in, Kwon ji-sook)
Despite her love for her new baby, Ji-yeon struggles with the halt of her acting career, a negligent and insensitive husband, and interfering neighbours. A visit from a now-successful actress friend only increases Ji-yeon’s sense of isolation; so when she gets an offer for an audition, she’ll do anything to make it happen. This award-winning short is a poignant and intimate portrait of a woman’s struggle to maintain her identity in the face of parental responsibility.

Morning of the Dead
(Dir: Lee Seung-Ju, Cast: Kang Gil-woo, Park Seo-yun, Jang Jun-whee)
Sungjae must sell off his large DVD collection. A young student eagerly comes to his house to examine the goods; but she only wants one very special DVD: a limited edition of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978), and he won’t sell it by itself. This leads to a comic battle of wills between the two cinephiles. When Sungjae reluctantly watches the film with the girl, he rediscovers his love of movies, and he wonders who truly deserves such a collection.

(Dir: Kwak Ki-bong, Hwang Young-gook, Kim Jun-hyung)
Sang-gyu and Min-sun are best friends and avid gamers; but on a trip to the game store, they are accosted by bullies, who beat Sang-guy and steal his money. But Min-sun’s brother is known by the bullies, and they leave him alone. Now, Min-sun finds his brother’s protection affords him newer friends, leaving Sang-gyu behind. In order to prove himself, Sang-gyu finds a protector of his own and teaches Min-sun a lesson.

Club and Group screenings

Tue 6th Nov 18.30 Ad and Trailer Free: No advertisements or trailers will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. LKFF 2018: Picturehouse Central welcomes back the London Korean Film Festival for their 13th edition.

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