Song Il-gon


An intriguing and almost experimental stream of films have spawned from the brain of Song Il-gon. These range from intriguing female character driven films such as “Flower Island”, an epic documentary like “Dance Of Time” and the inspired “Magicians”.  On this day, Song Il-gon was in town to help us enjoy his latest offering, the emotional and more commercial & accessible “Always”.

So, without rambling any further I’ll just say “Sorry and Thank You” to Mr Song Il-gon.

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Ultimately, what occurred was a group interview rather than a one-on-one chat.  With this in mind please join me in giving thanks to the following:

And, of course:

Click to go to Hangul Celluloid’s site:

 “SONG IL-GON Interview

After the event followed an insightful Q & A session and then drinks, photos, autographs and more. Here’s a snap of Mr Song Il-gon, along with columnist and writer Mr Roger Clarke plus our marvellous translator, Seh.

Song Il-gon Interview

More photos can be found here – including ones of the 100th Film Night cake! – so please enjoy looking at them:

Mini Mini Movie’s “100th Film Night by the Korean Cultural Centre, London” Flickr Photo Selection

“Always” marked the 100th film night from the lovely guys over at the Korean Cultural Centre, London.

Please join me in congratulating this Korean Cultural Centre on reaching this number [and since taking this number even higher], & therefore marking a seminal point in the job they do to promote or re-ignite peoples’ love for Korean film-making.

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First and Foremost [although almost Last in this article!], many thanks again to the Korean Cultural Centre, London for arranging this interview and allowing it to take place.



But… The fun is not over yet!  Keep an eye out, and continue to regularly check out the Korean Cultural Centre’s homepage.  For what?

Perhaps this – found on their website – will (hugely) hint at what this year holds for us…: