Korea.net's list of must-see films: 'The Host' 2014/05/17, Source, The Host (2006) Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Gang-du, played by Song Kang-ho, works in a kiosk alongside his dad in the Hangang riverside park. One day, he discovers something large and animal-like dangling from the underside of a bridge, with people crowded about, staring at it. Suddenly, the unidentified monster jumps down onto the park pathway and starts crushing, trampling and eating people. In an instant, it's running around in a frenzy. Gang-du begins to run away with his daughter, Hyun-seo, played by Ko Ah-seong. Along the way, however, he accidently loses hold of her hand. The monster seizes the moment and snatches up Hyun-seo into its maw, taking her away as it dives back into the river,...More
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
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