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Tuition (N/C 12+)

26 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Tuition follows the trials and tribulations of schoolboy Yeong-dal as he struggles to find the money to pay for his education. Facing expulsion for failure to pay his fees, the young protagonist decides to undertake an arduous journey to ask his grandmother for financial help. The child’s viewpoint of economic hardship and the film’s upbeat ending make this film a charming example of the films of the period.

Introduced by season co-curator Hyun Jin Cho

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.

  • Directors Choi In-gyu, Bang Han-joon
  • Cast Susukida Kenji, Jeong Chan-jo, Kim Jong-il
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h20m
  • Country Korea
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 1940

Technical Difficulties

Please be advised that we are unable to offer lift access for any performances taking place in Cinema 1 at the moment due to technical issues.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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