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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-08-03 12:00:00 KST

Art and Culture1
It's finally Friday and with the Olympics producing surprises every day, I'm sure the weekend will not lack excitement. But if you are watching the games and want a break, there are plenty of events happening here and in London. Our Michelle Kim is here to tell us about a few of them.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] In London, the films of one Korean director per month are being highlighted through a project called The Year of the 12 Directors. The project,.. launched by the Korean Cultural Centre in London, began in January and continues through December.
I will introduce you to five of these directors today and in the coming week.

Lee Yoon-ki is the featured director in August.
He is known for small budget productions that feature delicate portrayals of ordinary life and loneliness.
Starting next week, the Korean Cultural Centre in London will screen one of his films every week, starting with "This Charming Girl" on the 9th and continuing with "Love Talk" on the 16th, "My Dear Enemy" on the 23rd and "Come Rain, Come Shine" on the 30th at the Apollo Cinema.
It hasn't been long since Lee started his career in film. It was only after studying business administration and economics in college that he decided to turn his life-long love of film into a career.
His foray into filmmaking began when his script was picked up in a screenplay contest.
Later, he worked with director Lee Myung-se on the film "Nowehre to Hide."
His first feature film was "This Charming Girl" in 2004, and the film earned positive reviews from critics.
Lee is known for his portrayals of women and most of his films have a female character at the center.
Critics now say that his depiction of women in a patriarchal society is better than that of his female contemporaries.
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