Phantom

Phantom (2023)

Phantom screened at the London Korean Film Festival 2023. This is a transcript of my on-stage introduction. From 1910 to the end of the Second World War, Korea was under Japanese Occupation. Unsurprisingly this is a bitter period in the national memory. Land was forcibly seized; freedom of the press, and even of expression, was…

Seire

Seire (2021)

Seire screened for the London Korean Film Festival 2021 Seire, also know as samchil-il, is a 21-day ritual period of post-partum confinement for a newborn baby, during which time protective saekki ropes are hung over the threshold, special dietary measures are observed, only immediate family are allowed to visit, and the new parents, if they…