Early Korean films to screen in U.K.

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Early Korean films to screen in U.K.

A special exhibition of early Korean films will be held in Britain next month in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Korea’s film industry, its organizers said Thursday.

In 1919, the first domestic Korean film, entitled “Fight For Justice,” was screened in the country.

As part of the centennial celebrations, the Korean Cultural Center UK and the British Film Institute (BFI) will hold an exhibition of early Korean movies from Feb. 7 to 28.

Eleven early Korean films, including “Crossroads of Youth” and “Hurrah For Freedom,” will be shown during the exhibition, they said.

“Crossroads of Youth,” produced in 1934, is the oldest Korean film restored by the Korean Film Archive, while “Hurrah For Freedom,” a 1946 film, is the first Korean film produced after the liberation of the Korean Peninsula from Japan’s colonial rule in 1945.

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