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Korean Film Nights 2019: Woman of Fire

Korean Cultural Centre UK

Thursday, 13 June 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)

Korean Film Nights 2019: Woman of Fire

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RSVP 13 Jun 2019 Free  

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Woman of Fire sees Kim Ki-Young remake his stunning classic The Housemaid (1960) with an energy and passion that would come to define Korean cinema of the 1970s.  Focusing on the role women play within the home, the film follows a composer and his wife, whose lives are thrown into turmoil by the introduction of a new housemaid. The film features stunning cinematography (from regular Kim collaborator Jung Il-Sung), with striking red and blue hues allowing the film to transition seamlessly from moments of peace to ones of manic melodrama.

 

The small chicken farm forming the backdrop of the film becomes a pressure cooker of contrasts, whether it be divided affections or the stark contrast between urban and rural culture. Tension builds steadily as Kim navigates us through a narrative that keeps the audience guessing at every twist and turn. Woman of Fire can be seen as a high stakes chamber drama: the aesthetic brilliance of Douglas Sirk meeting the intense close quarters of Henrik Ibsen, one of Kim’s favourite playwrights.

 

Introduced by Joel Whitaker

 

Woman of Fire plays as part of the Korean Film Nights 2019 season, Home Truths.

For full details on all films in this season please visit: koreanfilm.co.uk

Do you have questions about Korean Film Nights 2019: Woman of Fire? Contact Korean Cultural Centre UK

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Korean Cultural Centre UK
1-3 Strand
WC2N 5BW London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 13 June 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)


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