Korean Film Festival DC Marks 8th Year with Film, Video Art, and Director Na Hong-jin 2012/03/14, Source,
The Korean Film Festival DC, one of the largest showcases of Korean cinema in the United States, kicks off this week at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The 2012 edition of the festival, running throughout March, April, and into May, is spread over two months and combines 12 films, four video art exhibitions, two lecture events, and four post-film discussions with Korean director Na Hong-jin,...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
44 Korean Films at the 2009 Marrakech International Film Festival 2009/11/19, Source, In a celebration of Korean film, a record 44 will screen at this year's 2009 International Film Festival of Marrakech. In addition, representatives from Korean government organizations, the Korean film industry: producers, directors, actors and film festival delegates will be in attendance. The fes,...More
2nd Chungmuro Int'l Film Fest Kicks Off Sept. 3rd 2008/08/30, Source, The second edition of the Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul (CHIFFS) will bring a mixture of old and new to screens September 3rd, opening fittingly with director HIGUCHI Shinji's 2008 remake of a classic 1958 KUROSAWA Akira film, The Hidden Fortress. The curtain raiser and closing fil,...More
Korea has seen a line of interesting film festivals and the home of Korean cinema, Chungmuro, is bringing yet another one next month. The 2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul (CHIFFS) will cele,...More
Korean Film Directors series published by KOFIC 2006/04/04, Source, To increase the international standing of Korean film directors and to promote the international circulation of Korean films, KOFIC announces the publication of the first three books in the Korean Film Directors series. By publishing this series, KOFIC aims to help Korean films and Korean film direc,...More
"If you were me (Byeol-byeol iyagi)" is to be release on 23 September.
Directed by six noted animation directors who are,...More
Sex revolution in Korean cinema 2005/09/06, Source, "Sex and Lucia", a Spanish film directed by Julio Medem, which was released here last Friday, is full of sexual description. In the sexually explicit movie, a naked man and woman embrace each other and immerse in the sea in their seductive encounter ensued by consecutive scenes of sex.
Zhang Lu is a respected author of prize-winning novels and short stories in his native land of China. A mainlander of Sino-Korean descent, Zhang ventured into filmmaking first as a screenplay writer and th,...More
$1 million foreign capital attraction from Japan
From local newspapers, C,...More
Parody gone wrong in 'Match Girl' 2004/10/08, Source, They say that the secret of producing a commercially, not to mention artistically, successful parody film is to use the sillier aspects of your target genre as a source of creative inspiration to write a screenplay chock-o-block full of in-jokes, references and send-ups of the cliches.
Lots of slap but no tickle in 'Lies' 2004/09/10, Source, Back in the dark days of the 1990s, Madonna was setting the musical world afire with her raunchy lyrics and sexually provocative music videos. The memories of listening to Mrs. Guy Ritchie cooing "treat me like I'm a bad girl" and "I don't want you to thank me, you can just spank me", from the song,...More
Reality bites drop-outs in 'Bad Movie' 2004/04/08, Source, One of the greatest criticisms of "reality" cinema is that while it claims to picture things "the way they are", more often than not it is simply a vehicle for expressing middle-class and patriarchal values, or worse still, the ideology of one director or writer.
Eleven Korean features to screen at Vancouver 2003/09/19, Source, Eleven feature films and five short films from Korea will screen in the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival, scheduled to take place from 25 September to October 10. Programmed by British film critic Tony RAYNS, the selection features a wide range of critically acclaimed arthouse work and,...More
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