Tsuyukusa

Tsuyukusa (2022)

Tsuyukusa first published as a programme note for the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 Writer/director Hideyuki Hirayama could aptly be called a veteran filmmaker. His feature debut Maria no ibukuro was made back in 1990, and many others have followed. Haunted School (1995) and its sequel (1996) were influential on the J-horror revival at…

Lucky Chan-sil

Lucky Chan-sil (2019)

Below is the text of my introduction to a screening of Luck Chan-sil at the London Korean Film Festival 2020 Welcome to this screening of Lucky Chan-sil, which is one of the films that I have programmed for the Cinema Now Strand of the London Korean Film Festival.  Lucky Chan-sil is the feature debut of…