Korean Culture Day – Korean Film Forum

The Icon and the Chameleon. An introductory talk about two of Korea’s most popular film stars, actor Lee Byung-hun and actress Jeon Do-yeon.

Showing clips from their extensive careers, film critic, Russell Edwards will discuss these two popular performers.


1. Date: 18:30, Fri 30 JUN 2017

2. Venue:  Korean Cultural Centre Australia

3. Lecturer –  Russell Edwards

Russell Edwards is a Sydney-based film critic who has spent over twenty years writing about films including ten years reviewing Asian and Australian films for the international trade publication Variety. Russell first attended the Busan (then Pusan) International Film Festival in 1999. He has visited the festival every year since then and has also frequently visited the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (aka PiFan) and Jeonju International Film Festival. Russell was appointed as an official Advisor to Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Market in 2015. A founding member of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ Nominations Council, Russell was President of The Film Critics Circle of Australia 2004 – 2006 and re-appointed as President in 2015. In 2012, Russell graduated from UTS with a Masters degree in Creative Arts (Research) with a focus on romantic comedy. Russell has lectured on Romantic Comedy at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and lectures at Sydney’s WEA College on various subjects including Asian Film, Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen.

4. Event Detail

  • Russell is talking about one of the most popular male actors and female actors in Korea, Byung-hun Lee and Do-yeon Jeon
  • It’s going to be 90 minutes session of Russell’s lecture with lots of selected film footage from variety of Korean films that Byung-hun Lee and Do-yeon Jeon in it.
  • Q&A time might be available.

5. Who can Join?

  • This is a free event for everyone who loves Korean Films or who would like to explore Korean Films.
  • Please RSVP with YOUR NAME AND CONTACT DETAIL via kcultureday@koreanculture.org.au

** The doors close at 7.00 pm and no one is allowed to get into the venue after then.**

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