Korean Films at BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted on September 10, 2016


Earlier this month, BFI London Film Festival 2016 has announced their full programme lineup including ‘must-see’ Korean films to watch including director Park Chan-wook’s return with The Handmaiden after his first Hollywood 2013 debut film Stoker. Three feature films and one short film will be screened during the film festival from 5 to 16 October.

Check out the following films and schedules:

The Handmaiden (2016)


Director: Park Chan-wook

Casts: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo and Cho Jin-woong

Running Time: 144 minutes

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Based on Sarah Water’s novel Fingersmith, director Park Chan-wook brings in the revenge theme with plenty of erotic intrigue.

  • 7 October, Friday, 5.30pm, Embankment Garden Cinema
  • 8 October, Saturday, 11.00am, Embankment Garden Cinema

The Wailing (2016)

Director: Na Hong-jin

Casts: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min and Jun Kunimura

Running Time: 156 minutes

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Jong-goo investigates the mysterious deaths at a sleepy Korean village but situation gets worse after the shaman does an intense exorcism ritual which invites evil.

  • 12 October, Wednesday, 8.50pm, Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
  • 13 October, Thursday, 2.00pm, Odeon Leicester Square

The Bacchus Lady (2016) (Review)


Director: E J-yong

Casts: Youn Yuh-jung, Chon Mu-song and Yoon Kye-sang

Running Time: 110 minutes

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So-young works as a bacchus lady, an older prostitute, who hangs out at the public park and ‘bacchus’, an energy drink, with sexual services to elderly men.

  • 5 October, Wednesday, 6.15pm, ICA Cinema, Screen 1
  • 6 October, Thursday, 3.30pm, BFI Southbank, NFT2
  • 8 October, Satruday, 8.45pm, Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2

Keep Going (2015)


Director: Geon Kim

Running Time: 19 minutes

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A short film about Yeonhee and robot Margo, whom her heart is closed to, goes on a journey together. The film is part of the New Kind of Kick short film programme at this year’s festival.

  • 7 October, Friday, 9.10pm, BFI Southbank, NFT3
  • 8 October, Saturday, 1.oopm, ICA Cinema, Screen 1

Tickets will go on sale at 15 September, Thursday, 10.00am.

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