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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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House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …