[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/01, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Fire in Hell": A Buddhist monk succumbs to sin and is cruelly cornered by fate on his way to redemption. (11/06)
★★★★ "Entangled": A family of four are put under pressure after the youngest daughter's child dies as a result of the mother's deteriorating mental condition. (11/06)
★★★★ "Daughter": A woman struggles to free herself from her strict ascetic upbringing and wonders what the future holds for her own family. (11/06)
★★★ "Fashion King - Movie": A high school student plans to become a fabulous fashionista in order to attract the attention of the prettiest girl in school. (11/06)
★★★★ "Glory For Everyone": A touching documentary that follows a young soccer team and accounts their struggles against poverty and class. (11/06),...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "Daughter" by Ku Hye-sun 2014/10/11,
In the present day San-i (played by Ku Hye-sun) frequents wide open spaces. Somehow the perspective feels immensely claustrophobic. The immediately following flashback initially does little to explain why. Young San-i (played by Hyun Seung-min) is on an outing with her mother (played by Shim Hye-jin). There's lots of picture-taking- a very tedious process some fifteen years ago, back before everyone did it with cell phones spontaneously. And as it turns out, that's not the only part of San-i's life that's heavily regimented,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - The Ugly Duckling" 2013/11/10,
Eun-soo (played by Hyun Seung-min) is a fairly normal young teenage girl. She has her own peculiar interests, a general desire to find and express who she is as a person, and a somewhat annoying older brother by the name of Eun-gook (played by Lee Si-eon). However, rather than teasing her, as is the normal province for older brothers, Eun-gook feels like more of a parent- there's an authority to his attitude that stifles the younger sister,...More
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