Korea.net's list of must-see films: Christmas in August 2014/07/04, Source, "Christmas in August" (1998) Directed by Heo Jin-ho Jeong-won, played by Han Seok-Kyu, is a photographer in his 30s who works out of his own studio on the outskirts of Seoul. He is terminally ill, and accepts his fate. His Life Goes on as usual. He encounters a number of customers: A student from his high school days wants to enlarge a photograph of a girl he might be falling in love with. A middle-aged woman seeks restoration of old photographs taken during her youth. Another woman in her last years visits the studio alone to take a portrait in preparation for her funeral. Living a monotonous life, Jeong-won quietly prepares for his own death. He creates a manual so that his father, played by Sin Goo, is able to operate the video player on his own,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Season of Good Rain" 2013/12/13,
Often while watching this movie, I was puzzled as to why it was so long. The film's aesthetic and narrative bears much similarity to a short film. Dong-Ha (played by Jeong Woo-seong) meets his old acquaintance Mei (played by Gao Yuanyuan) while on a business trip to Chengdu in China. There's plenty of reminiscing about old times, drumming up of nostalgia and old emotions. And it would seem like that's all there is to it. Or is it?
All of the conversations between Dong-Ha and Mei are in English, as this is the only language they have in common, even though Dong-Ha is Korean and Mei is Chinese,...More
NOW PLAYING 2013/11/07, Source,
"I Love You, Jin-yeong!" Drama / 103 / Korean Kim Jin-young (Kim Gyoo-ri-I), an aspiring screenwriter with a zombie obsession, just turned 30 years old and has never dated a guy. Due to her single-minded obsession, her scripts never get accepted by any film production company. Then one day, Jin-young meets a renowned director named Hwang Tae-il (Park Won-sang). Tae-il is an older graduate from the same university as Jin-young, but she has never liked him. However, Tae-il finds Jin-young's script interesting and decides to make it into a film. Not surprisingly, Tae-il also finds Jin-young interesting,...More
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