You may have heard…
- That there was a recent Korean film screening
- That there was a recent Korean Film Night 2022 screening
- That there was a recent podcast review of a certain old Korean film…
Let’s fill you in with more information and elaborate on all 3 points.
That Korean Film Night, in which of course there was a Korean film screening was literally days ago and marked the start of the KCCUK (Korean Cultural Centre, UK)’s and LKFF (London Korean Film Festival)’s 2022 season of such KFNs.
Here at MMM, it’s been written about how much these Korean Film Nights have not only meant to this lowly writer but also how they kind of shaped ‘him’. Oh, did you not know? You see, if our writer [primarily Jason Verney] had never stumbled across these film nights more than a decade ago – which were mainly or solely at the KCCUK itself back then – his passion for Korean cinema and indeed culture, and ultimately filmmaking projects IN and ABOUT Korea would never have happened.
Usually based on a theme or films which are connected in some way, this year is no different, according to the KCCUK and their ‘sister company’, the LKFF:
KOREAN FILM NIGHTS 2022:
“Korean Film Nights (KFN) is a year-round programme of film screenings, mini-lectures and discussions that guide audiences through different aspects of Korean cinema and culture. Having run since 2008, KFN has showcased a wide spectrum of films based around a variety of different themes and is put together in collaboration with external partners to bring fresh insight and diversity to the programme. This special series of Korean Film Nights in February and March will be exploring ‘Final films’…”
“Hey, but what about the podcast review?”, you cry.
Yes, we’re getting to that…
The review we speak of – or perhaps more a lighthearted overview – took place after a certain two podcast hosts (one being yours truly, known on the show simply as “Jay”) had attended that first ever Korean Film Night screening of 2022.
Rather than bore you with more of this, I’ll allow my alter-ego, Jay and co-host Tim (of the Not So Korean Podcast) to explain:
“In this “on the move” episode, Jay and Tim discuss a recent Korean film “experience” – and what an experience it was! In this special show, we review and perhaps dissect the recent Korean Film Nights screening of an old Korean movie starring [Oscar winner] Youn Yuh-jung (윤여정) and directed by the well-known Kim Ki-Young (김기영), and brought to us by the London Korean Film Festival and Korean Cultural Centre UK/London guys… the first of their 2022 treats!
The film in question is “An Experience To Die For” (죽어도 좋은 경험), although we believe the film has also been known as “Angel, Become An Evil Woman” and/or, with both titles combined: “An Experience To Die For: Angel, Become An Evil Woman” (죽어도 좋은 경험: 천사여 악녀가 되라). We also chat about another film and one we’ve talked about before – the much revered ‘Korean-infused’ Japanese film, “Drive My Car”.
The night’s ‘experiences’ – at one of our favourite independent cinema’s, Genesis Cinema – were made complete by a quick catch-up with the lovely Diya Mitra (“Diya on Korea”) and a little chat with Korean film expert and the night’s host, Mark Morris.
In this episode, we literally take you on a journey – well, more than one (!), as it’s recorded during our journey back TO New Malden aka KoreaTown UK!”
Here is the video version of that episode:
The ‘#NoSoKoPo‘ PODCAST can be found via the following online ‘outlets’:
iTunes / Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-not-so-korean-podcast/id1576936240
[and all good Podcast platforms]
The Not So Korean Podcast with Jay & Tim is recorded live from New Malden, the UK and Europe’s largest Koreatown. We bring you news, topics of conversation, and interviews related to the Korean community and K-Culture.
Episode 20 was mostly recorded on 28th February 2022 en route (and on train/s) to New Malden / Korea Town [Greater London / Surrey / UK].
The theme music featured in this show is by the wonderful Kaya:
VIDEO / SOUND:
Edited & Engineered by Jason Verney
Designed [but not Drawn] by Jason Verney
Further information about subjects covered in this episode can be found here:
LONDON KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL:
DIYA ON KOREA:
Mark Morris is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. For the past 40+ years he has been teaching and researching East Asian culture, with a special interest in Korean Cinema. He is an advisor/programmer to the London Korean Film Festival and participates regularly in a wide variety of film events in the UK, Europe and South Korea.
[JASON and TIMOTHY’s podcast VIDEO episodes can be found in this PLAYLIST: