Korean director JEON Kyu-hwan already received a favorable reception by the international film festival with his debut film "Mozart Town" in 2008. His second film, Town Series 2 "Animal Town" also received rare reviews by the critics and journalists at San Sebastian and won the prize as International Jury Special, NETPAC Award and the Audience Award through international film festival of Europe, Asia and North America. Recently, he directed Town Series 3 "Dance Town". And now, he is going on his 4th film “Grotesque” "Weight". It will be co-production with abroad. He also has a global project, his 5th film "Varanasi" and his 6th film "Waves".
KoreanFilm.org's Top Korean films of 2011 by Darcy Paquet 2012/01/14, Source,
Each year I assemble my top 10 list out of the Korean films that have been released in theaters over the previous 12 months. The small independent films that I catch at the Busan or Jeonju film festivals may not be released by December, but they generally do get a small commercial release within a year or two, so I can include them in a later list.This year, however, I came across a great film that may end up not getting a commercial release, so I squeezed it in where #10 would normally go. I was racking my brain over that #10 slot anyway,...More
Korean Cinema 2011: The View from Here 2012/01/14, Source,
US-based author and curator of film at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC, Tom VICK shares his views on recent trends he has noticed programming their Korean film festival.
How do you introduce new Korean films to an American audience? Since 2004, when I began programming the Korean Film Festival DC, the answer to this question has become more difficult to answer. This is not to say that it's harder to find good films. Quite the opposite. The problem (if it can be called a problem) is that there are so many films to choose from.The explosion of digital production and distribution in the last decade or so has made it easier than ever to make a film, but harder than ever find an audience for it,...More
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