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[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Uhm Jung-hwa

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

Juggling two careers is a common occurrence for actors in South Korea, but it is also one which comes under fire often. Those who have a career in singing or modeling have a lot more to prove in terms of dedications and skills when they make the jump to acting. Uhm Jung-hwa is one of the bright examples of simultaneously handling two careers and being active in many more ways with efficiency in each field. Both in choices and performances, she is a star...More

[HanCinema's Drama First Look] "Reset"

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

Those familiar with OCN's series know that the channel is not one to break formula in any major ways. While its shows are very different to the usual Korean drama, they are still very much limited by a different type of mold that the channel has created for itself. Some of its series have changed things up, but usually in minor ways not related to the basic setup. This is where "Reset" and its different structure come in...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Elegant Lies": The Life(s) Left Behind

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

In the spotlight this week: Lee Han's "Elegant Lies"...

Suicide, particularly that of Korea's youth, is a troubling thread woven deep into the South's cinema; a zealous zeitgeist of modern Korean cinema that reflects a troubling truth. This sensitive (and statistically significant) subject matter has been present in a remarkable number of modern films, and earlier this year director Lee Han treated us to perhaps the most cathartic and cinematic daydream of suicide and bullying this side of the Korean wave...More

[HanCinema's Image Gallery] Lee Han's "Elegant Lies"

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

A selection of stills from Lee Han's "Elegant Lies"...

"Despite the sincerity and dramatic delight of the film's story and structure, it was the film's technical brilliance that would eventually come steal the show...It's well balanced, complex, and beautifully realised; a powerful story well told that shouldn't be missed"....Enjoy!...More

[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

K-Films Coming Soon:

★★★ "A Pharisee": A young man with supressed sexual desires finds that his dreams are finding footing in reality. (09/25)

★★★★ "Splendid but Sad Days": A documentary that follows an elder fisherwoman and her relationships with the sea. (09/25)

★★★ "Nine Muses of Star Empire": A documentary that chronicles the all-girl pop group
Nine Muses over the course of one dramatic year. (09/25)

★★★★ "Zombie School": Students are forced to band together against their undead educators when a zombie outbreak threatens their peaceful school. (09/25)...More

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