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Ieoh Island + introduction
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Ieoh Island, dir. Kim Ki-young, 1977, 110 min., Korean with English subtitles

Kim Ki-young’s renowned supernatural horror from 1977 has been hailed as the most bizarre Korean film of all time.

Following travel agent Hyun Sun-woo, the film’s complex narrative unfolds on Parang Island, where the men are cursed to die after their first son is born. As the audience learns through a series of intricate flashbacks (and often flashbacks within flashbacks), Sun-woo has been linked to the murder of journalist Cheon Nam-suk, committed en route to the mysterious Ioeh Island, which is said to beckon dead sailors. Laced with psychosexual drama and culminating in a legendary, still-shocking climax, Ieoh Island is rightfully praised as one of Kim Ki-young’s masterpieces.

This screening is introduced by Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies at King's College London.

Screening as part of the LKFF 2019’s ‘Special Focus’: A Century of Korean Cinema

£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members. 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

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