[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/07/23, "Spirits' Homecoming" is now playing in 13 cities across Japan, KOBIZ chats to Kim Min-ah about her work on human rights films, film journalist and critic Jason Bechervaise shares what films he's looking forward to this summer, and director Cho Sung-hyung on her new film "My Brothers and Sisters in the North",...More
Proceeds of WWII Sex Slaves Film Donated to Charities 2016/07/17, Source,
Actress Son Sook talks with former sex slaves at the House of Sharing in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. /Newsis
The producers of the movie "Spirits' Homecoming", which depicts the plight of Korean sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II, donated proceeds of W500 million from the movie to charity (US$1=W1,138). The money goes to the House of Sharing, a shelter for the surviving victims, and the Foundation for Justice and Remembrance for the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/05/28,
Find out why "Spirits' Homecoming" was a "small miracle", check out the top Korean films on IMDb, Film Doo analysis Korea's film industry in relation to VOD, and visit KOBIZ's website to discover the highest-grossing films released in Korea this year,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Spirits' Homecoming" 2016/04/30,
During the Japanese Occupation of Korea, Jeong-min (played by Kang Ha-na) and Yeong-hee (played by Seo Mi-ji) are mostly unremarkable teenage girls who live in the countryside with their parents. The prospects of the young women take a radical turn in 1943, when Japanese soldiers arrive looking for sources of comfort to comrades stressed out and rendered borderline insane by the neverending war in the Pacific. Insanity proves to be a recurring theme in "Spirits' Homecoming", as Jeong-min and Yeong-hee struggle to avoid it,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.01 ~ 2016.04.03 2016/04/04,
DC's superhero showdown loses steam...
Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman" has grossed over $682 million worldwide and become the country's film of choice when it arrived in Korea late March by capturing nearly 70% of the box office pie. Week two for Snyder's showdown was significantly less impressive; although the film still managed to retain the top spot, it did so with just 344 thousand admissions (35%) and was almost denied a second week in pole position by the Disney's "Zootopia" on 293 thousand (29%),...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.25 ~ 2016.03.27 2016/03/28,
"Batman v Superman" overruns "Zootopia"...
DC's much-anticipated superhero brawl, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", has made millions over the past few days as filmgoers and comic book fans around the world flocked to their closest theatres to catch these two iconic titans clash. In Korea, the film was released on Thursday and was given an incredible 1,696 screens, from which it attracted 1.1 million admissions to capture 68% of the box office pie. Worldwide, "Batman v Superman" has already grossed over $424 million,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.18 ~ 2016.03.20 2016/03/21,
"Zootopia" gets more screens and scores...
"Zootopia" was released in Korea mid-February and for the first three weeks it sat in third place; after its America release, however, the film shot to number one. This past weekend "Zootopia" (also known as "Zootropolis") banked another 358 thousand admissions ($2.5 million) to bring its total tally in Korea now to 2.8 million ($18.7 million; 30%). Worldwide, Byron Howard and Rich Moore's "Zootopia" has grossed over $591 million,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.11 ~ 2016.03.13 2016/03/14,
Disney's "Zootopia" claws its way to the top...
Walt Disney's "Zootopia" arrived in Korea mid-February and for the first three weeks it has steadily occupied third place. Films like "A Violent Prosector", "Deadpool", and "Spirits' Homecoming" have managed to outperform Disney's latest, the company's 55th animated feature, but the film found new impetus in the wake of its American release (March 4) and has now climbed to the top of Korea's box office during its fourth week out,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/03/05, "Spirits' Homecoming" tops the charts in time for International Women's Day, KOBIZ has a retrospective on one of Korea's most influential directors, see how Korea's VFX studios have grown over the last twenty years, and catch six soul-scratching Korean films on Netflix if you dare,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.04.03 ~ 2015.04.05 2015/04/06,
"Fast & Furious" outplays "Twenty" for pole position...
April saw the release of a number of competitive films, five of which entered the fray and featured in this past weekend's top ten. The much-anticipated "Fast & Furious 7" (starring the late Paul Walker alongside Vin Diesel) hit theatres worldwide recently, and Korean audiences welcomed the seventh instalment by raising it up as the country's current number one,...More
Foulball (2015) 2015/04/05, Source,
Genres: Documentary and Sports
Running Time: 87 min.
Directed by: Cho Jung-rae
Starring: Kim Seong-geun
Synopsis: Korea's first independent baseball team, the Goyang Wonders, is launched with Kim Seong-geun as the team's manager. They go through a training regiment that is likened to Hell and they all hope their team can play in the Korean Professional Baseball league one day. For the next 3 years, the team picks up 90 wins, 25 ties and 61 losses. A total of 31 players from the Goyang Wonders go on to sign with a professional baseball club. While the team prepares for their next season, they learn that their team will be disbanded,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Foulball" 2015/03/28,
The Goyang Wonders were an independent baseball team that operated in Korea from 2011 to 2014. What that means is that they were not affiliated with the official national leagues, either on the major or minor level. Their professional output consisted entirely of training baseball players who had either been undrafted or released from teams, and giving them an occasional friendly match with a league team in order to show off their skills to scouts for actual real teams. Hence the documentary's title- when you hit a "Foulball", you're not out. You still get another chance to hit,...More
Art and Culture 2012/05/14, Source,
It's the start of a new week once again and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, filled with lots of art and culture events. For those of you who are looking for more events to go see this week, we have our Michelle Kim here with us to tell us more about this week's art and culture updates.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So what new events do you have for us this week,...More
Can literature be next 'hallyu' hit? 2011/09/09, Source,
After prominent novelist Shin Kyung-sook rose to international fame with her landmark book "Please Look After Mom", global interest in Korean literature began to grow.
Shin said that Korean literature seems fresh to readers in other countries and its status is bigger than Koreans think. "They seem to be looking for an alternative in humanity and community spirit, which is richly expressed in Korean literature", she said in a recent press conference,...More
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