The London Korean Film Festival stops off at HOME on the 24th and 25th November with some of Korea’s best temporary cinema. This year’s focus celebrates the familiar yet poetic nature of ordinary lives, unveiling the richness of everyday existence. Microhabitat screens on the Saturday – a timely film from director Jeon Go-woon, about a downtrodden woman facing the realities of adulthood and battling maintaining dignity. The story of Miso (played by Lee ‘Esom’ Som) speaks to Korea’s class system with absurdity and sadness, evoking the realities of a lonely dignity of one woman living hand to mouth. Sunday’s tranquil feature Little Forrest strikes a different cord. Director Yim Soon-rye Sun, based the film on a Manga series about a young woman, seeking shelter from the pleasures and disappointments of life, returns to the countryside of her youth and rekindles her passion for food. This patient work tells of the clearing of a cluttered mind – the perfect change of pace for a Sunday film. The festival will also be stopping off at Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham and Sheffield between 16-25 Nov.
Sat 24 Nov – Sun 25 Nov, HOME Mcr, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN, 13.20 & 15.50, from £3.00, koreanfilm.co.uk, homemcr.org
Published on: Thu 8 Nov 2018