2015/09/20 | | Permalink
The "Jeju Rural Experience Festival" closes soon, the Eat Your Kimich crew share a stack of pictures of their travels in America, KoreaBoo looks at international K-pop fans and their views, and The Korea Herald lifts the lid on eyelid surgery...More
2015/09/20 | | Permalink
Enjoy 80 stunning snaps by professional photographers of South Korea; Robert Koehler captures the dying light around his offices in Bukchon, a retired South Korean photographer uses his time and talent to support the elderly, and Hallyu stars and their unrecognisable graduation pictures...More
What is Korea Joa?
We have been looking forward to sharing this with our readers for months and the time is finally here. HanCinema has been invited by KOFICE (Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange) to attend ten days of events covering Korean culture and entertainment, including Korean cinema, Kdrama and Kpop. The project, named 'Korea Joa', includes 15 members from 9 nations. The events will take place mainly in Seoul and Busan, where we can also follow the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Members of the 'Korea Joa' project will be creating content for their respective sites and we will also be collaborating to promote one another's content through social media, giving you a fuller experience...More
Having a little gimmick to spice things up for the romance is quite common for romantic comedy drama. Be it time travel, serial killers or ghosts, they have been done before. As the word reveals, however, those elements are mostly used to frame the romance, rather than to define its characters or enable them to grow. 'Oh My Ghostess' does offer a fluffy romance, but also has some messages to convey...More
Sung-il (played by Jo Hyeon-sik) is a boy with no parents and a famous name- Shin Sung-il, you see, was a famous movie star who once appeared in hundreds of classic Korean films. What does this has to do with "Shin Sung-il is Lost"? I have no idea. "Shin Sung-il is Lost" is one of those movies that's more focused on ideas than story. There's a lot of backdrop and exposition that's shaped like a plot, but it never ends up going anywhere...More
I first saw "Haeundae", not from start to finish, but beginning midway through on cable television. There were, as to be exected, a lot of special effects about a giant tidal wave destroying everything. Given that the press materials have always pretty explicitly tried to sell the product as a disaster film, this should come as little surprise. Then I tried watching the movie from the very beginning and made a shocking discovery. "Haeundae" is, in fact, a romantic comedy...More
Hangai (played by Bat-Ulzii) is a Mongolian man who's living out his dream- to plant trees in the steppe in an effort to fight off the oncoming spread of desert. Hangai's dream is...not really a very good dream. He's pretty much fighting against inevitability, and it's little surprise that in the opening segment Hangai's wife is able to come up with a better way of using her time than to support Hangai's apparently hopeless battle against nature. From there, Hangai lounges and waits...More
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