KOFFIA 2011 Film Line-up announced! 2011/07/27, Source, KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA 2011
KOFFIA 2011 is coming! HOLD ON TIGHT! For immediate release The KOFFIA Korean Film Festival is back in Sydney for the second time this August, bigger and better than ever, and it all begins here! KOFFIA 2011 will present 13 feature films and 7 shorts that showcase the great diversity of Korean cinema today, as well as providing a true Korean cultural experience with industry forums, cultural performances, food tastings and so much more. HOLD ON TIGHT!
The festival will take place from 24th – 29th August at Dendy Cinemas in Circular Quay, Sydney. In this Australia-Korea Year of Friendship, we are very excited to announce that KOFFIA will also travel down to the beautiful city of Melbourne! The festival will run from 10th – 13th September at ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne. This is an extra special date, as 12th September marks the important Korean Thanksgiving Holiday of Chuseok, join us in this celebration,...More
Battlefield film begins at war's end 2011/07/21, Source, 'There should be a wider variety of stories about North and South Korea if we want a better future for both. And there shouldn't be a limit on subject matter'.Director Jang Hoon is back with his third film, an epic about the Korean War called "The Front Line" that has already earned rave reviews. [JoongAng Ilbo]
With his low-budget directorial debut, "Rough Cut" (2008), filmmaker Jang Hoon engraved his name in the minds of moviegoers and critics alike. His second project, "Secret Reunion" (2010), which deals with the friendship between a North Korean spy and a South Korean counterspy, drew 5.5 million and proved he was immune to the sophomore slump. Now, the 36-year-old filmmaker has returned with the blockbuster war movie "The Front Line". The film, which was released on Wednesday at theaters nationwide, was daunting for Jang in many ways, not least because he was concerned about the potential for distorting the history of the war. His second challenge was raising the 10.1 billion won ($9.5 million) budget, which was nearly double the cost of his first film,...More
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