Lee Joon-ik



Perhaps “The King and the Clown” is his most well-known film, and deservedly so. However, Lee Joon-ik always manages to display his amazing film directing talents in whatever project he chooses. Lee has much praise for films as diverse as “The Happy Life”, “Blades of Blood”, “Radio Star”, “Once Upon a time in the Battlefield” and its follow-up, “Battlefield Heroes”.

Let’s give Lee Joon-Ik a “Sunny” smile and welcome him to the interview hot-seat.


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:

LEE JOON-IK Interview

After the film itself followed an interesting Q & A session with the hugely knowledgable Dr Colette Bailman, marvellous translator, Sae and the audience. Next? In the foyer there was banter, photos, autographs and more.

Earlier in 2012, another film, “Always” [by Song Il-gon] marked the 100th film night from the lovely guys over at the Korean Cultural Centre, London.

Photos of that evening 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

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.

KCC Korean Cultural Centre Lee Myung-se Korea Nowhere To Hide M Duelist Gagman Love Bitter Sweet Asian

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…: