After graduating from the Korean Academy of Film Arts, she worked in the directing team for Hong Sang-soo’s "Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors" (2000) and a scripter in Lee Jae-yong’s "Untold Scandal" (2003). His first feature film, "Sisters on the Road" (2008), was introduced through various domestic and international film festivals.
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.28 ~ 2014.11.30 2014/12/01,
"Interstellar" hangs on despite "Big Match"...
908K admissions was enough for the cosmic adventure epic "Interstellar" to secure its fourth week at the top of the table; an uncontested reign that has so far scored the film close to $60M (8.3M admissions) from Korean alone. Even after four straight weeks Nolan's sublime story has remained the undisputed favourite, and is now picking on "Miss Granny" (8.6M) to become the fourth highest-grossing film of the year,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.21 ~ 2014.11.23 2014/11/24, "Interstellar" and Co. Conquer…
Christopher Nolan's sublime "Interstellar" once again held steady at the top as Nolan's cosmic cinemascope added another 1.2M admissions (54.6%) to its Korean cause. Since its released on the sixth, "Interstellar" has banked $49.2M, about a ninth of the film's worldwide bottom line (which is nearing $450M). Its recent performance in Korea saw it surpassed "The Attorney" and its allotted 5.6M ($37.6M); and in doing so, becomes Korea's fifth highest grossing film of year,...More
Yeom Jeong-ah Breaks New Ground in Film About Social Issues 2014/11/22, Source,
Out of Korea's 18.78 million wage earners in Korea, 6 million are non-regular or contract workers. Now the movie "Cart" by director Boo Ji-young which opened in theaters last week, deals with the plight of supermarket contract workers who face being laid off. The movie touches on a sensitive topic as big businesses seek to minimize labor costs. Contract workers get lower pay than full-time staff, no job security and fewer or no benefits,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.14 ~ 2014.11.16 2014/11/17, "Interstellar" absorbs nearly 80% of the box office pie…
Week two for Nolan's spacey success saw the breakthrough blockbuster add another 1.7M admissions to its Korean cause. "Interstellar" recently crossed the $300M mark internationally, $36M of which coming from Korean screens as it becomes the seventh highest grossing film of the year behind "Transformers: Age of Extinction" ($38M). Unfortunately this galactic stub-guzzler had little competition, and so absorbed over 76% of ticket sales from a greedy 1,410 screenings (close to triple its nearest rival),...More
Cart (2014) 2014/11/14, Source,
Running Time: 110 min.
Directed by: Boo Ji-young
Starring: Yeom Jeong-ah, Moon Jeong-hee, Cheon Woo-hee
Synopsis: Sun-hee is a mother of two children. She has worked as a contract worker for a large discount store for the past 5 years. She has been promised numerous times that she would eventually be promoted to a regular full-time employee. Hye-mi is a single mother and works with Sun-hee as a contract worker. Soon-rye works as a contracted janitor at the same discount store. One day, the contract workers learn that they will be laid off. The workers form a union to fight for their rights and their struggle with the management begins,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/08, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Set Me Free": A seventeen-year-old boy who grew up in a youth centre dreams of living a model life, but is angered when his father comes by to dump his sibling with him. (11/13)
★★★★ "Cart": A story of the things that happen to a non-contract employee at a supermarket after he is wrongfully dismissed and decides to stand up for it. (11/13)
★★★★ "A Dream of Iron": A visceral documentary that looks back on Korea's history of modernisation and the economic changes that occurred under President Park Jung-hee. (11/13)
★★★★ "The Youth": An omnibus film featuring five shorts about youthfulness, violence, and insensitivity by a variety of young directors. (11/13),...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "Cart" 2014/10/11,
The cashiers and cleaning ladies in "Cart" are constantly told to have faith in the system. That's what the morning loyalty oaths are for. As presented in context, this entire scene looks so utterly ridiculous I would probably have doubted these things even exist except that I already have familiarity with the concept. I guess modern capitalism is an actual religion these days. Makes sense really. If corporations are people with religious beliefs what other God could they possibly have?,...More
6 of the most distinguished and extraordinary movies to be expected in 2012 2012/03/22, Source,
Art theater Cinecube has carefully selected movies that are to be expected this year in 2012 and is presenting fans with a mega-exhibition called "Cinecubes Choice: Movies To Be Expected In 2012". This mega-exhibition will open on the 22nd until the 29th for 8 days with 6 movies that will brightly decorate 2012 with their significant qualities and shocking topics.
Movies with armed productions will be presented here such as; known for his previous works of art, director Min Gyoo-dong's "In My End Is My Beginning", man of issue at the last Busan International Film Festival Lee Sang-woo-IV's "Barbie", Ruslan Park's "Hanaan", Kong Quee-hyun's "U.F.O". and many other movies with various topics and original productions,...More
Movie of the week Short! Short! Short! 2011 2011/11/17, Source,
Movie of the week omnibus Short! Short! Short! 2011 Directed by Boo Ji-young, Yang Ik-joon With Seo Joo-hee, Heo Joon-seok, Ryu Hye-young, Kim Sung-mi,... Also known as "A Time to Love" Synopsis Since 2007, Jeonju International Film Festival has promoted Korean short films planned with its Short! Short! Short! Project that supports short films of talented, young Korean directors. The Short! Short! Short! Project is produced by Indiestory Inc., and co-provided by KT&G Sangsangmadang, Jeonju International Film Festival, and Indiestory Inc. It is a new method of short film production project where three short films are produced in an omnibus type film and screened in theaters,...More
11th Int'l Women's Film Festival in Seoul 2009/03/19, Source, The 11th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul (IWFFIS) kicks offits second decade of femme power this month, bringing 105 films from 23 countries to the Artreon Theater in Sinchon, western Seoul. Under the banner "See the World through Women's Eyes" the event runs April 9 – 16.
Korean World Premieres at PIFF 2008 2008/09/30, Source, The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is putting its weight behind local films this year, and, under the catch-phrase 'Way to Go, Korea!' will host the World Premier of 15 Korean features. Headlining is closing film "I Am Happy" by,...More
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