[HanCinema Korea's Diary] "New Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves" review 2011/04/16,
When attempting to familiarise yourself with Korean cinema, it is critical to develop an understanding of the country's turbulent and trying socio-political history and its effect on cultural industry. Thankfully, Darcy Paquet, a respected and influential film journalist in Korea, sheds light on the matter with his 2009 publication "New Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves".,...More
An American Shares His Passion for Korean Cinema with the World 2011/03/22, Source,
American Darcy Paquet is on a mission: he wants to inform the world about the greatness of Korean films. The 39-year-old writer and editor hosts a program called "Highlights of 20th Century Korean Cinema" by the Korean Film Archive. The bimonthly event, which started in February, screens a classic Korean film with English subtitles followed by a commentary and Q&A session with Paquet,...More
[HanCinema Korea's Diary] The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) 2011/02/26, Source, The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) was founded in 1974 (then called "Korean Film Depository") and gained full membership into the FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) in 1985. It serves to preserve, catalogue and showcase Korea's national cinema heritage. I recently visited them at their DMC Complex in Sangam-dong and will definitely be returning for another trip to learn about Korea's fascinating cinema history.,...More
Top Korean Movies to Look Out for in 2011 2011/01/12, Source, Since 2001, the overall market share of Korean movies has been on the rise in the country reaching its peak in 2006 at 64 percent but falling to 46 last year.
But experts say that the number is only going to decrease slightly this year to around 44 percent.
This is mainly due to large Hollywood co,...More
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