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Korean Film Nights 2021: Time to Read Poems

in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre UK and Birkbeck University
Dir: Lee Soojung
2016 / 74mins

In the Cinema

Treat yourself to a special cinema experience and enjoy documentaries on the big screen.

Showing from Tue 10 Aug

Price: £5

Tue 10 Aug 18:30

Hana, Sudeok, Taehyung, Jaechun and Hamamu; each tell us their stories, interweaving the personal with the social. Lee Soojung’s cinematic intervention is a collage of their testimonies on creativity, mental health, labour activism and gender politics. Personal narratives blend with Lee Soojung’s recollections of times and places of encounter, translating into poetic intersections. The film is a stunning, complex yet inviting poem of experience.

Time to Read Poems marks Lee Soojung as one of the important female directors in recent Korean cinema. Her nomadic look at urban landscapes combined with sensitive yet deeply evocative portraiture makes for a thought-provoking exploration of choices, dreams and existence.

Screening as part of Korean Film Nights 2021: In Transit, a collaboration between Bertha DocHouse, the Korean Culture Centre UK and Birkbeck University