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It was once assumed that all pre-1945 Korean cinema had vanished from existence, but in the 2000s a series of remarkable archival discoveries revealed a diverse treasure trove of melodramas, propaganda films and newsreels from the colonial period. We’re delighted to present two of these films at GFT – for their first and only Scottish screenings – thanks to the restoration work of the Korean Film Archive. These unique creations, from a time when the nation was under Japanese occupation, will be contextualised with introductions from the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

Part of the film season ‘Early Korean Cinema: Lost Films from the Japanese Colonial Period’, in association with the Korean Cultural Centre UK and Korean Film Archive, with thanks to the Independent Cinema Office.

GFT temporary closure

GFT will remain closed until at least 14 December, due to restrictions on cinemas in areas under tiers 3 and 4.

We hope to re-open soon and will keep you updated.

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