Film Audiences Favor Grown-Up Experience 2013/04/30, Source, Ha Jeong-woo and Kim Hye-soo have been voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in a poll by the Chosun Ilbo and the country's biggest ticketing site Maxmovie. But Hwang Jeong-min and Jeon Do-yeon were named as the best actor and actress. ◆ Mature Actors, Mature Audiences Remarkably, most of the top 10 most popular actors and actresses are in their 30s to 50s, the only exception being Han Hyo-joo, who is in her 20s. The average age for male and female actors is 42.7 and 34.1. Of the actors, only four are in their 30s, including Ha, Kang Dong-won and Won Bin. A large proportion of the entrants on the popularity list starred in hit movies over the past two years, but Won, Kang, Lee Na-young and Kim Tae-hee managed to stay popular by only appearing in commercials,...More
At Florence fest, Korean films are seen through Italian eyes 2013/03/24, Source,
Italian film enthusiasts gather outside Cinema Odeon on the opening night of the 11th Florence Korea Film Fest on March 15. By Anderew J.Clark
FLORENCE, Italy - The Florence Korea Film Fest opened on March 15 to a packed house of eager Italians. To mark the triumph of Korean films abroad, some of the biggest names of Hallyuwood descended upon the Tuscan capital city. In between screenings, directors Choo Chang-min, Im Sang-soo and actress Jeon Do-yeon spoke about just how they managed to appeal to international audiences. Seated under the Art Nouveau glass dome of the Cinema Odeon in Florence, in what was originally a 15th-century palazzo, the Italian audience was swept back in time to the 16th century on the other side of the world - the Joseon Dynasty as depicted in the film "Masquerade" (2012), directed by Choo Chang-min,...More
Why London Korean Film Festival is so important 2013/01/12, Source,
Written by Anne Cole on January 11, 2013 in Arts
Having attended London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) for the last four years, I've always known that this fest is one fun and fascinating event. But it wasn't until the Korean Cinema Forum 2012 that I realised how seriously significant it is to the wider K-film industry,...More
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