Lee Hyeon-seung (Interview) – “The Words In You”

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Lee Hyeon-seung

[Director]

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Of late, it could be said – rightly or wrongly that Lee Hyeon-seung is most known for his film “Il Mare”, for the one important fact that Hollywood remade it in the form of “The Lake House”. However, his early career as an Assistant Director gave us his early colourful – or indeed colour-filled – films, such as “The Blue in You” and “Sunset on the Neon Lights”.

Let’s welcome Mr Lee to the hot-seat.  We’ll bid him farewell after I remark that he shares his name with both a South Korean footballer and a baseball player.  Incidentally, he politely responded that it is, of course a popular name in Korea… however, with “Hindsight” I feel perhaps I shouldn’t have said anything.

KOREAN FILM DIRECTORS

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

http://www.hangulcelluloid.com/

http://www.koreanclassmassive.blogspot.com/

http://www.cineasiaonline.com/

http://www.asiaffinity.wordpress.com/

http://www.KoreanTimes.org/

Dr Colette Bailman  –  Whom can also be found writing at:

http://orientalnightmares.wordpress.com/

And, of course:

http://www.kccuk.org.uk

Click to go to Hangul Celluloid’s site:

 “LEE HYEON-SEUNG Interview

After the film itself followed an interesting Q & A session with Mr Lee Hyeon-seung, film producer and writer, Mr Kaleem Aftab, marvellous translator, Sae and of course, the audience.  Next?  In the foyer there was banter, photos, autographs and more.  This is where Mini Mini’s previous remark – concerning Lee Hyeon-seung and the ‘coincidence’ of his name being the same as both a baseball player & a footballer – took place… And made all the more coincidental as our director had also been ‘scheduled’ to watch [with the KCCUK guys] the Korean football match, against Mexico earlier this same day.  Perhaps therefore, Mini Mini’s remark was more planned than coincidental – Maybe we’ll never know.

Yes, a busy day for Lee Hyeon-seung and an important one for South Korea.  Not only was this day [26th July 2012] the day before the Olympics officially opened but it meant South Korea’s first official match of the London 2012 games.

Covering the event at the time, was our ever on-the-BALL KCMassive ‘team’.  An excerpt from their website is below:

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“Watch the game with your friends at the KCC where you will also be given items such as T-shirts and flags to get into the football spirit! You will also be taught supporting chants to yell at the TV screen!

Schedule of the day ~ 26th July

1:00 – [K-SPORTS] Get Supporting Items & Learn Supporting Chants
2:30 – Korea vs. Mexico Kick-Off!
4:15 – Finish Game
6:00 – [K-FILM] Go to Apollo Cinema @ Piccadilly Circus
6:30 – Hindsight Screening and Q&A session with Dir. Lee Hyeon-Seung

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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.

KOREAN FILM

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…:

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KOREA IN LONDON

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