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Country Focus - South Korea

Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning triumph Parasite is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the glories of South Korean cinema. GFF 2020 hosted the UK premiere of the black and white version of Parasite. This year we delve deeper into the cinema of a country that has given us world class filmmakers like Lee Chang-dong (Burning), Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden) and rising star Kim Bo-ra (House Of Hummingbird).  This GFF mini-focus comprises South Korea’s latest Oscar candidate, the tense political thriller The Man Standing Next, the soulful Our Midnight, the crowd-pleasing musical heartwarmer Da Capo and Voice Of Silence, a bittersweet kidnap caper that matures into a touching search for redemption and features a terrific performance from Burning star Yoo Ah-In. The selection captures the diversity and range of work from a country whose films deserve to be much better known and appreciated. Jeulgyeo 즐겨!

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The below titles will be available to purchase as a bundle on Glasgow Film At Home.

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