Director Jeon Kyu-hwan [also known as Kyuhwan Jeon] had a reputation from his first 3 films, the ‘Town’ trilogy [Mozart Town; Animal Town; Dance Town] of making raw, gritty yet enthralling films which document the underside or lesser seen sides of society. You could say he moved from towns to cities for his next film, “From Seoul to Varanasi” which showed a slight filmic progression to his already grounded movie-making talents. Lately, all eyes have been on Mr Jeon for the weird but wonderful “The Weight”, garnering attention and acclaim wherever it is shown.
The day was now upon us, and “The Weight” of questions were awaiting as we welcomed Mr Jeon to the interview seat.
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:
Dr Colette Bailman – Whom can also be found writing at:
And, of course:
Click to go to Hangul Celluloid’s site:
After the film itself followed an interesting Q & A session with Jeon Kyu-hwan, film reviewer [over at Little White Lies] Dr David Jenkins, marvellous translator, Sae and of course, the audience. Next? In the foyer there was banter, photos, autographs and more.
A pic of Mr Kyuhwan Jeon and his first UK stage appearance can be found here:
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:
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.
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…: