Spotlight on South Korea
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South Korean filmmakers discuss their films and the history of LGBTQIA+ cinema in South Korea.
Saturday 18 March 16:00 The Blue Room
Total running time 75min
Since the South Korean LGBT rights movement emerged in the 1990s, film portrayals of queer characters and non-heterosexual relationships have steadily increased and this year’s BFI Flare includes four features (XX+XY, Life Unrehearsed, The Dream Songs and PEAFOWL) and a short (Butch Up!) from South Korea. In this event we shine a spotlight on South Korean filmmakers attending the Festival who will discuss their films, the history of LGBTQIA+ cinema in South Korea, and their experiences of making queer films in the East Asian country. Hosted by Yi Wang, Festival and Programme Director Queer East. This is a free event. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
Host: Yi Wang
Yi Wang (he/him) is the Festival Director and Programmer for Queer East.
Queer East is a London-based cultural organisation that aims to shine a spotlight on LGBTQ+ stories both from and about East and Southeast Asia, and amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK.
Social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all on @queereast
Jieun Banpark (Director, Life Unrehearsed)
Soh-Yoon Lee (Director, XX+XY)
Sungyeun Hong (Screenwriter, XX+XY)
Yu-jin LEE (Director, Butch Up!)
Translator - Seh Hyun Rho
BFI/Millie Turner (IG: @millieturnercreative)