The 1st Edition London East Asia Film Festival
20th – 30th October 2016
Supporting messages from Director Park Chan-wook, Actor Jung Woo-sung,
Actor Lee Byung-hun, Actor Song Joong-ki, Director Ryoo Seung-wan, Actor Hwang Jung Min,
Actor Lee Gyeung-young, Actress Kim Su-an for the 1st London East Asia Film Festival!
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LEAFF 2016 Opening Gala
THE AGE OF SHADOWS
at Odeon Leicester Square, 19:30 on 20th October
We are thrilled to present the UK premiere of this riveting spy thriller
“ THE AGE OF SHADOWS ”
directed by acclaimed South Korean director Kim Jee-woon.
The 1920s, when Korea has fallen under Japanese rule.
Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho), a Korean police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo), a leader of the resistance. These two men who stand on opposite sides of their historical era, each knowing the identity and intentions of the other, become close without revealing their inner thoughts. Meanwhile intel is being leaked on both sides, and no one knows who the informants are. Members of the resistance meet in Shanghai to obtain explosives that will be used to destroy facilities of the Japanese Headquarters in Seoul, while the Japanese police follow them and gather in Shanghai. The pursued and the pursuers, locked in an operation where each side uses the other and is thrown into a confusion of secret enmity and conciliation. Meanwhile, a train carrying explosives passes the border and heads towards Seoul…
Ticket information will be updated soon!
London East Asia Film Festival 2016 Official Teaser
Open your eyes to something new – take a leap with LEAFF!
The London East Asia Film Festival was established in 2015 as a non-profit arts organisation
to champion the growing collaboration and diversity in East Asian filmmaking.
Our inclusive philosophy marks a shift in the cinematic landscape of East Asia,
and aims to move away from cultural and cinematic borders.
Our vision is to showcase East Asian culture in the UK
and provide a point of access for those interested in the region.
Building on the ‘0th edition’ of last year, this year’s ‘1st edition’ of LEAFF aims to bring to London
a much wider, eclectic and diverse programme of films from all over East Asia.
LEAFF will hold the opening gala at ODEON Leicester Square on 20th October,
and the festival will run at various venues across London until 30th.
RETROSPECTIVE: DIRECTOR PARK CHAN-WOOK
London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) proudly present
a retrospective of internationally acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook.
The retrospective will exhibit his latest feature THE HANDMAIDEN following with famous Vengeance Trilogy,
THIRST, I’M A CYBORG BUT THAT’S OKAY, JOINT SECURITY AREA and his short films.
Watch the trailer above and get your tickets now!
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