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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.

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