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Drama + Seoul Searching + Director Q & A

Drama (Tian Guan, USA, 2014)

Age Rating: 15

14 minutes, London premiere

Regent Street Cinema

Short Film

Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

Director: Tian Guan

Screenwriter: Tian Guan

Cinematographer: June Kyu Park

Cast: Shi Sun, Yanyu Dong, Ni Yan, Tian Guan, Siyang Zhang


A boy and girl getting intimate in a parked car find themselves distracted by events unfolding on the other side of the windscreen.

Tickets for this short which includes entry to the main film Seoul Searching should be purchased at the Regent Street Cinema here.


Seoul Searching (Benson Lee, USA / South Korea / China, 2015)

Age Rating: 15

105 minutes, European premiere

Regent Street Cinema


Language: Korean (with English subtitles) and English 

Director: Benson Lee

Screenwriter: Benson Lee

Producers: Benson Lee, Andrea Chung

Cinematographer: Daniel Katz

Cast: Cha In-pyo, Justin Chon, Jessika Van, Esteban Ahn, Kang Byul

Single film ticket prices (to include Short Film): Adults £11; Senior/Student/Unemployed/Associate cardholders £10; Children under 16: £7

Special price for double bills (to include With Time and The Case of Hana and Alice): Adults £15; Senior/Student/Unemployed/Associate cardholders £13; Children under 16 £10

Regent Street Cinema Members and University of Westminster students and staff have special rates and these can be seen on the Regent Street Cinema website here. 


In the summer of 1986, a diverse group of Korean teenagers from around the world arrive in Seoul to take part in a special summer camp where they have been sent by their parents to learn what it truly means to be Korean. Each carries their own distinct cultural baggage picked up from the countries where they’ve been raised. The abrasive Sid is, at first glance, your typical rebel-without-a-clue, sent by his father back to the motherland with the goal of chipping off some of his rough edges.

Here he brushes up against the sexually self-assured Madonna devotee, Grace, and discovers they may have more than just a surname in common. Meanwhile carefree Mexican Esteban finds an unlikely soulmate in his serious roommate Klaus, as the group of teens defy the strict camp curfews imposed by their host country.

Based on director Benson Lee’s personal experiences, this riotous teen comedy in the spirit of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club features a soundtrack of some of the era’s most fondly remembered tunes, going far beyond mere nostalgia to present a witty portrait of national, social and ethnic identity.

+ Director Benson Lee in attendance for Q & A 

Tickets for this film should be purchased on the Regent Street Cinema website here. Special price for double bills to include With Time and The Case of Hana and Alice) also available.

For more information on the film go to the film’s website here. 

To watch the trailer click below:-

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This film is being screened as part of the Asia House Film Festival 2016. To read about all the films being screened at this year’s Festival click here.

To see all the films being screened at the Regent Street Cinema during the Festival click here.

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February 27, 2016
18:00 - 20:10
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Asia House


Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW United Kingdom
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