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Netflix to Premiere Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Film

The highly anticipated new film from director Bong Joon-ho, Okja, hits Netflix in 2017. Featuring a cast of English speaking and Korean actors, the film stars celebrated names such as Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Steven Yeun, as well as newcomer Ahn Seo-hyun.

This is the second original Netflix film by the South Korean visionary film maker, after 2013 film Snowpiercer, which also starred Swinton It’s a action-adventure thriller that tells the story of Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. “It’s a very shy and introverted animal,” director Joon-ho has explaine, “it’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before.”

Set in the Financial District of Manhattan, the world’s financial capital, this story about a monster is essentially a story about the worst part of capitalism, confronting the viewer with the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalisation, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

Okja premieres on Netflix on 28th June, watch the first teaser here.

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Drawing Under the Influence: Hayden Kays’ DRINK DRAWINGS

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Port Cities play the Slaughtered Lamb

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My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …