The London Korean Film Festival: “THE LONDON KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 LINE UP 7TH – 22ND NOVEMBER”
Now in it’s 8th successful year the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) 7th-22nd November, presented by the Korean Cultural Centre UK returns with a diverse line up, giving audiences across the capital and the UK an opportunity to celebrate the very best of contemporary Korean Cinema from this year with UK and European premieres of box office hits, critically acclaimed titles and retrospective programmes across various genres as well as offering unique access to the cream of Korean film talent with events from visiting directors and actors.
The LKFF continues to grow from strength to strength, showcasing both established and emerging talents in the Korean Film Industry. The festival’s Film Forum at the Korean Cultural Centre creates an opportunity for Korean and UK film industry experts and filmmakers to meet and help foster links between South Korea and UK to encourage funding investment, co-productions and access to post production.
The London Korean Film Festival programme takes place between 7th – 15th November across venues in London including the Odeon West End for Opening and Closing Night Galas, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton St, Odeon Kingston, Curzon Soho and the Korean Cultural Centre. For fans of Korean cinema who are not in London a selection of LKFF programme highlights will travel to Oxford, Bradford and St. Andrews between 16th – 22nd November.
Main strand highlights from the LKFF 2013 programme include:
Filled with quirky characters, bold colours and young K-pop stars, K-Comedy is a popular and prominent genre focusing on the lighter side of Korean Cinema. This year’s LKFF brings us CODE NAME JACKAL starring K-pop star KIM Jae-joong and romantic comedy HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS starring LEE Si-young and OH Jeong-se.
More Info: koreanfilm.co.uk
Source: The London Korean Film Festival
ORICON Weekly DVD Movie Chart
Week: 2013/09/30 – 2013/10/06
Movies starring Hallyu star JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and boy group Boyfriend topped Japan’s Oricon chart – DVD movie category.
According to Japan’s largest music aggregation site, Kim Jaejoong’s starring film- Making of Jackal is Coming Part 2 (Japan title: Jackal) topped Oricon’s daily chart for DVD-movies.
Jackal is about legendary killer Bong Minjeong (Song JiHyo) who kidnaps top star Choi Hyun (Kim Jaejoong). Kim Jaejoong’s casting in the movie drew attention in Japan before the film showing. Previously released ‘Making of Jackal Part 1′ DVD also got a good response and the movie itself ranked no 2 in terms of Korean movie box office earnings for the 1st half of 2013 in Japan.
Note: parts not related to KJJ were omitted.
JaeJoong in Code Name: Jackal – Making Film Part 2 – Kimidake no Iyashi (DVD)(Japan Version)
- Languages: Japanese, Korean
- Description: JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong is making his screen debut with Code Name Jackal, and fans can now check out extensive behind the scenes footage from the film with this special making of DVD! In addition to footage of Jae Joong on set, it also features interviews and a digest of the film.
- Available in: Amazon Japan, HMV Japan, Rakuten Japan and Yesasia (English Site)
Lee Byung Hun and Kim Jae Joong became the most successful Korean actors in Japan for 2013 so far, as their films were marked as the top two highest grossing films in the country.
Hallyu magazine It′s KOREAL, released on July 26, revealed the top 10 highest-grossing Korean films in Japan for the first half of 2013.
The highest-grossing film turned out to be Masquerade, which gathered a 12 million audience in Korea. It premiered across 90 theaters in Japan in February, and beat out other local films at the time in audience satisfaction.
The no. 2 spot went to JYJ Kim Jae Joong′s first film in a lead role, The Jackal is Coming. Though it wasn′t as successful in Korea, tickets to its shows on its premiere day in Japan had sold out, and the DVD holding its behind-the-scenes videos topped the Oricon with its release.