KCC Olympic Eve event: Footie and Film

Written by on July 27, 2012 in Worldwide Korea Bloggers

* This post is written by Korean Class Massive, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers.

Friends of the Korean Culture Centre in London have been invited to
‘Olympics Eve, D-1 Event: K-SPORTS & K-Film’

This will be happening on the 26th July, the day before the Olympics official opening, where the South Korean football team will be having a match with Mexico! Watch the game with your friends at the KCC where you will also be given items such as T-shirts and flags to get into the football spirit! You will also be taught supporting chants to yell at the TV screen!

South Korea has already won a friendly match with Senegal last Friday, with a pretty impressive result of 3-0 and have shown the world that they are definitely one team to keep an eye on during the Olympic games! 26th July will see their first official match of the London 2012 games! South Korea is in Group B along with Mexico, Gabon and Switzerland so make sure you put all the match dates in your diary! For more football information click here

To attend the KCC event, make sure you inform the KCC Of your attendance by emailing : info@kccuk.org.uk
Schedule of the day ~ 26th July

1:00 – [K-SPORTS]Get Supporting Items & Learn Supporting Chants
2:30 – Korea vs. Mexico Kick-Off!
4:15 – Finish Game
6:00 – [K-FILM] Go to Apollo Cinema @ Piccadilly Circus
6:30 – Hindsight Screening and Q&A session with Dir. Lee Hyeon-Seung

In the evening you are also invited to the screening of Hindsignt at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly. Tickets normally cost £10 but those that go to the K-supporting event in the afternoon will receive a free ticket to the screening. But please note there is limited seats so strictly first come first serve! This month’s Director is Lee Hyun Seung whom we’ve already introduced here. Hindsight is his latest film and sees his return to the directing chair after almost a decade. Hindsight is considered to be his first fully commercial film and stars Shin Se-Kyung who is currently one of the actresses to watch of 2012 as she dominates small and big screens in South Korea via TV series Fashion King and starring alongside Global star Rain in R2B: Return to Base due for release soon.

Hindsight has been called his first fully commercial film, and you can certainly see from the trailer the style and pace seem very different to his earlier offerings. This film, which sees a female assassin sent to kill a retired crime syndicate boss, but inadvertently warming to him, looks fast paced and energetic. We’re not surprised this film has been chosen as the last film and for the Q&A session, as it looks like it’s more likely to draw in a wider audience than some of his earlier works. However, looking at some reviews around the web, it seems like this film isn’t rated as highly as his other works – perhaps it’s too clichéd in an attempt to draw in bigger audiences? Decide for yourself.

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