To kick-start the beginning of the K-FILM series as part of the 100 Day Festival of Korean Culture, you are welcome to a FREE night out for a special screening of ‘Battlefield Heroes’ followed by a Q&A session with the award-winning Director LEE Joon-ik.
The event will take place on June 28 at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus at 6:30PM.
Audiences will be admitted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.
All members of the audience will receive a raffle ticket and at the end of the films screening and Q&A sessions, raffles will be drawn by Director LEE Joon-ik and His Excellency Ambassador CHOO Kyu-ho.
Prizes include: a signed DVD of Director LEE Joon-ik’s film ‘SUNNY’, a book on Korean Cinema, and for all the K-POP fans, a signed (personally signed by all five members) CD of BIGBANG’s latest album ‘Still Alive’.
Make Thursday evenings a regular date on your calendar, with Thursday simply being “Korean Film Night”!
Soo-ni is a young woman stuck in an arranged marriage to a man who still loves his college girlfriend. Her husband, Sang-gil, is a soldier in the Republic of Korea Army, and though she visits him regularly, he doesn’t return her affections. After Sang-gil is sent to fight in the Vietnam War, Soo-ni resolves to follow him. She joins a band which is heading there, where she sings for the soldiers as “Sunny”, with the hope of being reunited with her husband.
In the years of the infamous King Yeon-san, two clowns start a play that is satirical of the king and become popular among the common people. But soon they get arrested for treason, and they bet their lives on making the king laugh with their play acting. Their fortunate success leads them to stay in the palace and perform regular plays. As the king shows growing attraction and love towards one of the clowns, they realize that they are into irreversible stages of their lives, entwined with desire, power and thick blood.