Born in 1975, he graduated from Seoul Institute of Arts and was an assistant director for < The Beast and the Beauty > (2004), < Three, Monster > (2004), < Old Boy > (2003), < If You Were Me 2 > (2002), and < Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance > (2001).
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Epitaph" 2013/08/30,
The most difficult part of grasping "Epitaph" for me was realizing that this was an omnibus film. While supposedly framed in the context of a professor reflecting on his time working at a hospital under Japanese occupation, the various stories (the snails, the little girl, and the murders) are largely unconnected aside from the motif of setting. And given that none of these stories have particularly definite endings, it was difficult to tell when we were supposed to be transitioning from one to the other, and which parts of the movie were supposed to be relevant overall versus which were just callbacks to one individual story.
So, the movie is a little confusing to watch. But that's only because I went in not knowing what it was going to be about,...More
ANNOUNCING THE 1ST TORONTO KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 22 TO JULY 1, 2012 2012/06/12, Source,
Toronto - The 1st Toronto Korean Film Festival will be held at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave) from June 22nd to July 1st. This year's film listing was announced at the May 26th press conference. Confirmed films and highlights include:
June 22nd Opening:
The festival kick-starts with "Secret Sunshine" (2007). The leading actress of the film, Jeon Do-yeon, won Best Actress at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. There will an opening party following the screening,...More
Seoul-Stockholm Korean Film Festival 2008/09/11, Source, Following the success of its previous edition, the Seoul-Stockholm Korean Film Festival will showcase recent artistic and commercial hits from South Korea. Running September 17 – 21 at the Zita theater in Stockholm, the event will screen 8 Korean features, up from 5 shown in 2007.4 Korean directors,...More
High school is horror
2008/07/23, Source, Somewhat late and on its own, but August 7 will finally welcome a Korean horror film to the summer entertainment circuit. The title "Death Bell" ("Gosa") stands for midterms in Korean. The horror title will turn the figurative blood, sweat,...More
New York Korean Film Festival this August 2008/07/18, Source, The seventh edition of the New York Korean Film Festival is set to run August 22 – 31. Sponsored by KOFIC and The Korea Society, the event will screen more than 15 recent Korean features, of which 14 have been finalized for the line-up.
Highlights include one of the top-grossing Korean films of,...More
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