The London Korean Film Festival opened this week with a customary boom at Leicester Square’s Odeon West End, with a screening of Kim Han-min’s Robin Hood-a-like period action movie, ‘War of the Arrow’ (above), which is sending the box office tills into frenzy in Korea. And if you could hear a few screams emanating from the audience, that might be down to an appearance by K-Pop sensations SHINee, a group so young, energetic and clean-cut, they make the Jonas Brothers look like Jethro Tull. Afterwards, we headed over to a reception at the plush Korean Cultural Centre just next to Charing Cross Station for some delicious kimchi and soju. The festival, which runs in London until the Thursday 17 November (before it migrates to Cambridge, and then Newcastle), features screenings and events at the ICA and at the Korean Cultural Centre.
For info, see koreanfilm.co.uk.