Sleep (Jam)

Sleep (Jam) (2003)

Sleep (Jam) had its UK première at the Glasgow Film Festival Sleep (Jam) opens with snoring – a sound that signifies deep domestic dormancy, while also threatening to disrupt it. Soo-jin (Jung Yu-mi) awakens to find her husband Hyun-su (Lee Sun-kyun, in what would be his final film) not lying beside her in bed, but…

Kingmaker

Kingmaker (2022)

Kingmaker, transcript of introduction to screening at London Korean Film Festival, 2022 At the beginning of Kingmaker, in a backwater of Gangwon Province in 1961, a smallhold farmer complains to the local pharmacist Seo Chang-dae (Lee Sun-kyun) about a neighbour whom the farmer has himself witnessed stealing his chickens’ eggs at night. The problem is…

Parasite

Parasite (Gisaengchoong) (2019)

Parasite (Gisaengchoong) first published by VODzilla.co Parasite (Gisaengchoong) opens with a street-level view, partially obstructed by socks hanging from the ceiling, through the upper window of a semi-basement apartment, before the camera tilts down to twenty-something Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) inside, trying to get reception on his mobile phone. From the moment that Ki-woo declares,…