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PRINCESS AURORA (2005) - Korean Cinema Echoes

  • dir. BANG EUN-JIN
  • year. 2005
  • country. SOUTH KOREA
  • run-time. 1hr 46min
  • rating. 18


Doors - 17:30 Film - 18:00


Deptford Cinema is proud to collaborate once again with the Korean Cultural Centre UK to bring you incredible cinema. Once a month, we'll screen a gem picked by KCC. And it's free!

We start the year with PRINCESS AURORA, an award-winning ultra-violent thriller about a grieving mother who goes on a murderous revenge spree. A truly tense and impressive directorial debut from actress Bang Eun-jin.

A strange series of murders begin to take place in Korea. There seems to be no connection between the victims, only a small sticker depicting a character from the popular "Princess Aurora" cartoon series is found at every crime scene.

Detective Oh Sung-ho, who is studying to become a priest, and his partner are working on the serial murder case, with little progress. Sung-ho begins to suspect his ex-wife...

The film will be introduced by Korean film expert Dr. Colette Balmain, and while the ticket is free, it's best to make sure you've booked your seat. See you there!

Dr Colette Balmain is a Senior Lecturer in Film, TV and Media at Kingston University. Her research interests are East Asian cinemas and cultures, particularly Korean Cinema on which she has published extensively. She is currently finishing a book on East Asian Gothic cinema. Her book on South Korean horror cinema will be published in 2018. She is the editor of Directory of World Cinema: South Korea (Intellect: 2013) and co-editor of Korean Screen Cultures: Film, TV, Music and Online gaming with Andrew Jackson (Peter Lang: 2016). She is also a film critic and has her own blog, Oriental Nightmares and can be found on Twitter @ColetteBalmain tweeting about East Asian cinema.


Earlier Event: February 23