Born in 1960, Hwang graduated Seoul National University and Korean Academy of Film Arts. In 1990, his feature debut, Searching For Our Class written, directed, produced by him shook Korea film industry. In 1994, he flied to France and directed several films until taking up professional ship at Korean Academy of Film Arts. Since 2005 he has taught films at Myongji University.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "For Eternal Hearts" + DVD Giveaway 2016/03/12,
In 1979 Soo-yeong (played by Jung Kyung-ho) is a student going to university in South Korea. Not very much appears to be happening save for the occasional demonstration (violent or otherwise) to which Soo-yeong is paying very little attention. After a few conversations wherein Soo-yeong's general indifference to anything is discussed, Soo-yeong slowly meets other people and becomes aware of the fact that something isn't quite right at the university. But what?,...More
[HanCinema Report] JIFF: Day Eight 2013/05/02, "December" by Park Jeong-hoon-I
Today I viewed the final set of short films in competition. The first two shorts were overly artistic pieces which I can only barely remember. They were followed by the only two short animated films in competition- which were much more to my liking. Highs and Lows is a rather unsettling story of struggle, where Two Gentleman is the delightful story of a couple of well-to-do gentlemen who are thrust into an unexpected situation while discussing a surrealist piece of artwork. The last two short films were all right, but nothing special. Similar themes had been done better in earlier showcased short films,...More
Art Film Showcase 2008 to screen in Japan 2008/03/06, Source, For the second year in a row, four Korean arthouse films will be presented to audiences in Japan through the Art Film Showcase in Tokyo. The eight-week series of screenings is sponsored by KOFIC and the Image Forum arthouse theater in Tokyo.
The showcase is an effort to introduce Japanese viewe,...More
Korean films' diverse genres pursue summer season niche 2007/07/23, Source, With the crucial summer season in full swing, Korean filmmakers are getting ready to mount counterattacks against Hollywood blockbusters in August. This time around, what is noticeable is Korean films' strategic discretion in selecting and diversifying genres.
11th PiFan Wraps With Awards 2007/07/20, Source, The 11th Puchon International Film Festival drew to a close Thursday, after a successful 9-day run. Curtains closed with Indonesian director Joko ANWAR's Kala, a noir-ish crime thriller that was a huge hit in its homeland. PiFan's top prize, the Puchon Choice Best Film award went to Thai psycholog,...More
Puchon film festival aims to regain its stature 2007/07/04, Source, Fantasy and horror flicks are often categorized as fringe genres in Korea and elsewhere, but that does not apply to Puchon, a city in Gyeonggi Province that boasts itself as being the heartland of what it views as a fast-growing fan base of those particular genres.
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