Dying To Sleep

Dying To Sleep (2023)

Dying to Sleep opens at night and in medias res, with Mary Swanson (SarahLydia Sophia) dragging something heavy in a bag from her car to a house, only to spill its contents in shock as she is greeted at the door by family and friends for a surprise birthday party. While the darkness and Jesse…

Seire

Seire (2021)

Seire screened for the London Korean Film Festival 2021 Seire, also know as samchil-il, is a 21-day ritual period of post-partum confinement for a newborn baby, during which time protective saekki ropes are hung over the threshold, special dietary measures are observed, only immediate family are allowed to visit, and the new parents, if they…

Climbing

Climbing (Keul-la-i-ming) (2021)

Climbing (Keul-la-i-ming) screens at the London Korean Film Festival, 18 Nov, 2021 In Climbing (Keul-la-i-ming), developed from writer/director Kim Hye-mi’s debut project for the Korean Academy of Film Arts’ feature animation course, Choi Se-hyeon (voiced by Kim Min-ji) is under a lot of pressure. A solo climber absolutely committed to her craft and hoping to…

Anxiety

FrightFest 2016, in the Age of Anxiety

These are troubled times. A decidedly disunited Britannia is struggling to remake herself in the image of a past that is both long dead and not quite as rosy as some like to remember. Xenophobia and other national uglinesses are rising once again from the grave. A deeply uncertain future holds out promise for a…