[HanCinema's Film News] KOFA's YouTube Channel goes Live and Yoon Jung Lee's "Remember O Goddess" crosses the line! 2012/05/12,
UPDATE: Earlier this year the Korean Film Archive announced that it had plans to launch a YouTube channel where people could watch classical Korean films online for free. This fantastic initiative has finally come to true as their channel is now live and offers a wide range of films for free viewing.
I am also pleased to announce that director Yoon Jung Lee's managed to gather the required funding for the film "Remember O Goddess". The goal of $30,000 was reach (actually surpassed) through the support of some 272 backers from around the world,...More
[HanCinema Korea's Diary] Korean Cinephiles Rejoice! Korean Film Channel planned for YouTube 2012/02/18, Source,
In case some of you missed it, there was some pretty exciting news that came out from KOFA this past week. The Korean Film Archive, in partnership with Google, will launch a YouTube channel in May that will showcase 70 classic Korean films. This is fantastic news for Korean cinephiles that would not otherwise have access to some of these rare and classic pieces of Korean film literature,...More
[Portrait] Koo Bohnchang: seizing the moment 2011/11/25, Source,
Fine art photographer Koo Bohnchang looks out the window of his studio, which doubles as his home, in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, on Oct. 1. / Photography by Jesse Chun for The Korea Times
By Lee Hyo-won
BUNDANG, Gyeonggi Province - A single phone call can sometimes make all the difference.
Koo Bohnchang, much too humble about his credentials, had initially refused to be included in this series via email, but gave in after some persuasion over the phone - perhaps it was because the 56-year-old photographer never forgot what it is like to ring up a seasoned artist.
"One phone call altered my fate", Koo said, recounting his student days in Germany some 30 years ago when he decided to ask esteemed photographer Andre Gelpke to critique his work,...More
Classic Korean Movies, Just in Time for the Holidays 2010/12/09, Source,
By Mark Russell
With Christmas fast approaching, I am always sure to have some DVDs on my gift list. And with more and more classic Korean movies being issued on DVD, the selection keeps getting better for classic Korean movie fans.
These days, when I go to film festivals, whether in Korea or any part of the world, I find myself increasingly drawn toward the retrospectives. Sure, it is fun discovering the latest and hippest new movies being made. But for me, I really enjoy re-discovering older movies, from 40 or 50 or more years ago,...More
Chuseok: prime time for couch potatoes 2010/09/14, Source, Chuseok is the time for migrating home en masse, or for couch potatos and film buffs, the perfect chance to camp out in front of the screen. A couple of date movies open the autumn lineup for the box,...More
PIFF Names Korean Cinema Award Recipients 2009/09/10, Source, The 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has selected Jeannette Paulson HERENIKO and Riccardo GELLI as recipients of the Korean Cinema Award in recognition of their dedication to introduce Korean cinema to the United States and Italy. The award is presented annually during the festival to t,...More
New Korean Films at PiFan
2009/07/16, Source, The 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) kicks off July 16 – 26 with an exciting range of new Korean independent genre films, commercial hits and rare classics. Among the 12 films vying for the Puchon Choice competition section's top prizes are Korean low-budget omnibus feature,...More
Directed by Bae Chang-ho, the movie is set in the mid-1970s, in a street market that was held regularly in the countryside. It revolves around Tae-suk, a blacksmith who moves from one market to,...More
PUSAN _ A small room in an apartment in Haeundae is crowded with some 20 people. They move their busy hands quickly, following the director's shouts of "ready", "action" and "cut".
The scene that shot on Oct. 12 seemed simple. The sound of a toilet flushing was,...More
11th PIFF Announces Line-Up 2006/09/21, Source, Last week in Seoul at an unusually crowded press conference, Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) director Kim Dong-ho and his team, presented an impressive line-up of premieres, programs, and celebrity events, all to take place during its,...More
Im Kwon-taek, one of South Korea's most prolific and revered film directors, will oversee programs for this year's Asian Film Academy (AFA) to be held for three weeks on the sidelines of the Pusan Internatio,...More
Weekend Screenings Korean War Films at KOFA 2006/06/09, Source, The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) programmed Korean films dealing with the Korean War and the division of Korea with English subtitles. The films will be screened on weekend afternoons in the month June. The program is titled "War and Society: 1950-2000" ( http://www.koreafilm.org/theatre/screening_mai,...More
Good girls seem to always fall for bad boys. But in the case of "Duelist", which is expected to make a stylish splash in theaters everywhere, Choson Kingdom policewomen seem to fall for the bedroom charms of hired assassins dressed in black.
Kang Woo-seok, Park Chan-wook and Choi Min-sik to Appear on TV 2005/08/08, Source, Prominent Korean actors, film directors and producers will appear on TV to discuss the past, present and future of Korean movies. Entitled "60 Years of Korean Movies through the Eyes of 60 Culture Figures", the program was prepared by KBS TV1's "TV Culture Zone" to mark the 60th anniversary of the n,...More
According to the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) secretariat on Apr. 15, 10 Korean films have been invited to the main division of this festival and two others invit,...More
Movies Shine in 'City of Light' 2004/08/31, Source, Gwangju, the "City of Light", has fallen into the world of movies. "Gwangju International Film Festival 2004", the fourth GIFF, will open for 10 days starting Thursday in places like Chungjang-no.
GIFF introduces great films that cannot be shown in Korea due to the limitations of the Korean film m,...More
The Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF), which includes an out-of-competition film section, will open its fourth gala this September. The film festival is known for introducing new, talented directors from around the world. At the festival, scheduled for September 2 to Sep,...More
Gwangju film fest to open on September 2 2004/08/13, Source, The fourth edition of the Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF) is scheduled to be held this year from Septemer 2-11 in the southwestern city of Gwangju (formerly Kwangju).
Opening the event will be Japanese director WATANABE Kensaku's Loved Gun, a love story between a hired killer and a cl,...More
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