Korean Cinema 1934-1959: Foundation and Burgeoning


The 50th anniversary of restored diplomatic ties between Japan and South Korea may not have been marked with much fanfare this year, mainly due to the ongoing chilly relations between the two countries, but at least some institutions are trying to make good use of the half-century mark. These include the National Film Centre, which previously focused on movies from the peninsula back in 2002 and 2005. This latest programme shines a light on flicks made during the late Japanese colonial period in the '30s and '40s, as well as on some post-Korean War fare. A total of 27 films are screened, including ones by early masters Yi Kyu-hwan and Ahn Jong-hwa, as well as by 'prince of Korean Cinema' Shin Sang-ok and his contemporary Han Hyeong-mo.

The full list of films and screenings dates can be viewed here (in Japanese only). Please note that all films will be shown with Japanese subtitles only


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