London East Asian Film Festival 2020

The London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF) returns for its fifth year albeit somewhat differently. The festival opens its doors from the 10th – 13th December to bring the London capital a selection of 10 great films from East Asia. Tonight the film kicks off its opening gala at Leceister Square Odeon Luxe, with the Korean crime mystery thriller film Beasts Clawing At Straws. Starring Do-yeon Jeo, Woo-Sung Jung and Yuh-Jung Youn. Written and directed by Yong Hoon Kim. I managed to catch up with Festival Director Hyejung Jeon, who bought LEAFF to life in 2015 to ask a few … Continue reading London East Asian Film Festival 2020

Kingston Harvest Festival 2020 – A review

The Kingston Korean Festival was keen not to disappoint their audiences this year and moved their celebrations for the Harvest Festival online by live streaming on YouTube in the UK. Justina Jang, (pictured) ,festival director, cited the main reasons for moving the festival online. “As you can imagine, it is a really difficult situation we are facing due to COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed on us.” Justina is also the Director of the Korean Cultural British Exchange (KCBE), a charity responsible for Korean cultural activities and responsible for putting on the festival. “KCBE is a small charity’ continued Mrs Jang, … Continue reading Kingston Harvest Festival 2020 – A review