Yesterday evening was the opening event of HKW’s latest film festival – Korean Cinema Today. From 24th April to 4th May 2014 Haus der Kulturen der Welt will show films from the Busan International Film Festival – we’re talking independent movies here, no Hollywood blockbusters!
This is the third Korean Cinema Today festival at HKW (the inaugural festival took place in 2012) and the organisers have lined up an interesting programme – shorts and feature films, classics and documentaries; on 26th April there is also a panel discussion about developments in the Korean film industry. Check out the programme here.
Last month one of my favourite book stores closed its doors forever – Bouvier Buchhandlung in Bonn, Germany. Initially founded in 1828, Bouvier is a true legend in Bonn and the entire Rhineland area. A university book store with an amazing selection of just about any genre and well-informed and enthusiastic employees. Bouvier rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or ruled, rather. Continue reading
Arsenal Kino is currently showing a retrospective of Japanese director Keisuke Kinoshita (1912-1998) – until 28th February they are screening six of Kinoshita’s most famous movies, five of his more unknown films are shown during the Berlinale film festival which is kicking off today! Continue reading