After graduating from the prestigious Korean Academy of Film Arts, CHOI Dong-hoon makes his feature film debut with "The Big Swindle." He worked as first assistant director for Director IM Sang-soo's acclaimed film "Tears," and has earned the reputation as an innovative and excellent screenwriting filmmaker. Producer CHA Seung-jae praised him as a "genius storyteller" for his spectacular ability to develop elaborate stories.
In-depth Coverage on Korean Film Industry 2012/10/02, Source,
The spotlight of Asia's largest film festival will shine down on Busan Thursday for the start of the 10-day Busan International Film Festival. This year's event will focus on Asia with the aim of offering a window into the region's cinema landscape. Korea's film industry has been booming. Box office hit "The Thieves" recently broke box office records to become the most-watched Korean film to date with more than 13 million tickets so far. And Kim Ki-duk's critically-acclaimed "Pieta" recently won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival. But what are the challenges ahead for Korea's film industry[Reporter : ] On the surface, the industry's performance has been impressive, however, it faces a string of other challenges if it hopes to continue being competitive in the future,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.24 ~ 2012.08.26 2012/08/27, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.08.24~ 2012.08.26)Kim Hwi's new thriller "Neighbors" has denied Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" a fifth straight week at the top. Kim has been involved in a number of productions, including working on the script for "Haeundae", but this is his first directorial attempt on the mainstream cinema circuit. The film clinched 31.10% of the weekend's ticket sales, that adds up to be 782,200 admissions in its opening weekend. After last week's close race for the top, Kim Joo-ho's "The Grand Heist" managed to get one back on Choi's blockbuster hit. Overall, the local hits dominated the top end of the chart, holding more than 70% of all tickets sold over the weekend,...More
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