‘Hindsight’ with Director Lee Hyeon-seung
The Korean Film Night will be screening 4 of Director Lee Hyeon-seung’s most memorable films throughout July, namely The Blue in You (1992), Sunset into the Neon Lights (1995), Il Mare (2000) and Hindsight (2011).
Director Lee will join us for the screening of ‘Hindsight’ after which we will have an audience Q+A hosted by Writer and Director of the TV and film production house ‘Lafamiglia’, Kaleem Aftab.
Director LEE Hyeon-seung’s early career began in the 1980’s where he worked as an Assistant Director before progressing to the next level. This came in 1992 with his directorial debut ‘Blue In You’, a film that not only proved to be a box-office hit, but also the film that set the tone for all of his movies. Director LEE’s films explore delicate emotions and tender moments; each beautifully set, framed and shot. Known for being a strong visual artist, LEE’s films are also influenced by a keen understanding of how colour and sound can define the piece. However he is more than just a Director, similar to many of his generation, LEE, as a leading figure in Korean film, also understood his duty to develop Korean cinema.
In between filming, LEE supported the Gyeonggi Performing Arts and Film Commission; he has been Vice Chairman of the Korean Film Council and President of the Korea Movie Director’s Network. His work on the administrative side of the Korean film industry has helped to shape and define modern Korean cinema. For over two decades LEE has been at the forefront of Korean cinema, its production and strategy.
Director LEE takes memorable stories and memorable characters and envelops each in a rich tapestry of colour, emotion and sound.
Hindsight (2011, Action/Drama) In 2011, Director LEE returned with the slick, emotional action drama ‘Hindsight’. In this tale of gangsters, revenge and romance, LEE shows us all why he is one of Korea’s leading filmmakers. Invited to the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, ‘Hindsight’ presents a star studded cast who each give outstanding performances in this very popular film.
Synopsis: Doo-heon, once a legendary figure in the world of organised crime, wants to live a quiet and normal life. Se-bin, hired to keep a close eye on him, approaches him at a cooking class. Doo-heon, hiding his past, and Se-bin, hiding her identity, grow close to each other.
To Book Tickets for the Gala Screening of ‘Hindsight’ and Q+A:
London’ Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus (£10/£8 Cons.)
Date: Thurs. 26th July 2012, 6:30pm (ENG SUBS)
Venue: Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly