Before making his mainstream feature film debut with in 2003, BONG directed 15 straight-to-video films which were acknowledged for their strong narratives and stylish visuals. He also directed the TV series which was broadcast in 2004. 2004 Dreaming Different Loves (TV Film) 2003 Sweet Sex and Love
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Trap" 2015/09/26,
Jeong-min (played by Yoo Ha-joon) is struggling both in film and his personal life. After a sexy but rather uninspired bit of lovemaking, Jeong-min mostly just wallows in self-pity about how much of a failure he is in life. From there, Jeong-min gets the idea to try and inspire his creative juices by going to the middle of nowhere and stop worrying so much about modern troubles. So instead, he deliberates over whether or not to have sex with a teenage girl,...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "Han River" 2014/10/17,
The homeless tramps in "Han River" are not fountains of peerless wisdom, initial appearances to the contrary. After the initial suicide jump dilemma is resolved mostly satisfactorily the movie proceeds to treat us to various scenes of these characters bumming around not doing anything particularly useful. Indeed, for all the feigned joviality on display here the tone is actually a pretty depressing one,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] Korean Films Inbound... 2013/08/24, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★ "Private Island": Three attractive young women go on a trip to the blissful island of Okinawa where they encounter love and all its temptations. (08/29)
★★ "Playboy BONG": Director Lim calls for the help of Bong to spice up the erotic horror flick he is busy shooting in Bali, the move makes the existing crew very uncomfortable as tensions rise. (08/29),...More
[Weekender] Filmmaking in the palm of your hand 2011/07/28, Source,
A girl records a video using a smartphone at the Olleh Media Studio in Mok-dong, Seoul, on July 18. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul Learn how to make movies using smartphones By Lee Hyo-won Filmmaking is a costly, time-consuming endeavor involving massive teamwork. But now it is possible to make surprisingly high-quality projects alone in a matter of days with just a few hundred dollars - using smartphones equipped with not only HD cameras but also editing applications,...More
Lights! iPhone! Action! 2010/09/28, Source,
Cinematographer Hong Kyeong-pyo, left, films actors Kim Yoon-seo, center, and Kim Jae-wook using an iPhone4 in a Seoul studio, Sunday./ Courtesy of iPhone 4 Film Festival
iPhone 4 Film fest to showcase works by top directors
By Lee Hyo-won
In 2008, director Spike Lee teamed up with Nokia to produce a film comprised of videos created using cellphones. "Within five years, new movies will be made with devices like these", he predicted,...More
While film is an old Western tradition, Koreans have long relied on horror flicks to cool the summer heat. And as the summer season lurks just around the corner, serial killers, freaks and ghosts are out in full force to chill moviegoers.
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