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…

Han Gong-ju (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “There’s no way out.” Eun-hee (Jung In-sun) and her friends in their school a cappella choir have secretly recorded transfer pupil Han Gong-ju (Chun Woo-hee) singing, and sent a copy to an agency that now wants to meet the talented young girl. Yet faced with this ‘big chance’, Gong-ju…