Yi Ok-seop and Koo Kyo-hwan

Yi Ok-seop and Koo Kyo-hwan: three short films 

Yi Ok-seop and Koo Kyo-hwan: three short films first published by the London Korean Cultural Centre Capsule reviews of: Where Is My DVD?, A Dangerous Woman, Girls On Top Yi Ok-seop is the writer/director of a number of short films (starting with her 2010 debut Please Find My Mum), and of the feature Maggie (2019), which…

Idol

Idol (Woosang) (2019)

This is (more or less) the text from my onstage introduction to a screening of Idol (Woosang) at the London Korean Film Festival 2019 When it comes to spoilers, there’s an unwritten code that anything which happens in a film’s first third is fair game for advance disclosure and discussion – but that anything which…

Wailing

The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing first published by Little White Lies Though called The Wailing in English, Na Hong-jin’s third feature (after 2008’s The Chaser and 2010’s The Yellow Sea) was released in its native South Korea under the title Goksung, which is also the name of the village where its mysteries unfold. Small-town values propel events here. Amidst…