Hot Blooded

Hot Blooded (Ddeu-geo-un pi) (2022)

Hot Blooded (Ddeu-geo-un pi), script of my on-stage introduction to its screening at the London Korean Film Festival, 2022 Cheon Myeong-kwan is a novelist and screenwriter. In the Nineties, he co-scripted Chang Gil-soo’s I Wish What is Forbidden To Me (1994) and Kim Eui-suk’s Gun and Gun (1995) and A Great Chinese Restaurant (1999). Then…

Himalayas

The Himalayas (2015)

Text version of an introduction to a screening of Lee Seok-hoon’s The Himalayas that I gave at a screening put on by the Korean Cultural Centre UK on 4 Aug 2016. “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” This was the question that a New York Times journalist once asked of seasoned mountaineer George Mallory. It’s…