Archive digitizes 15 classic Korean movies 2014/06/27, Source,
For its 40th anniversary, the Korea Film Archive has digitally restored 15 classic Korean films, which are currently free to view online. A few noteworthy titles in the collection include Shin Sang-ok's "Bound By Chastity Rule" (1962), "Prince Yeonsan" (1961) and Kim Ki-young's masterpiece "The Housemaid - 1960",, which were screened at the Cannes International Film Festival and received a positive response from the global audience there,...More
Busan hopes auto show drives economy 2014/05/31, Source,
Visitors check out the wheels yesterday at the Busan International Motor Show, which runs through June 8 at Bexco. [NEWSIS]
BUSAN - Korea's second-largest city is hoping to wake up the regional economy with the seventh Busan International Motor Show that organizers expect will draw more than 1.1 million visitors. The biennial event got under way yesterday at Bexco and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 8. According to organizers, 211 vehicles are on display, the first time the motor show has had more than 200 since it began in 2001. In addition, its display zone is the largest ever at 44,652 square meters (11 acres), which is 49 percent bigger than 2012 when the motor show set its attendance record of 1.1 million,...More
Screenings celebrate 4 decades of film archive 2014/05/18, Source, The Korean Federation of Film Archives (KOFA) will hold a screening festival to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its foundation, starting from Thursday. The event will be held at the headquarters of the Korean Film Archive in Sangam-dong, western Seoul. Since 1974, the archive has collected, preserved and restored current and classic Korean films. Four decades on, KOFA's festival aims to provide an opportunity for the public to retrace the history of locally-made movies,...More
Top 101 Korean movies unveiled 2014/01/19, Source,
Top to bottom: Tied for best Korean film in a Korean Film Archive survey are "Aimless Bullet" (1961), "The Housemaid - 1960" (1960) and "The March of Fools" (1975). [JoongAng Ilbo]
It was a big day for Korean movies yesterday as the Korean Film Archive announced its top 101 Korean films of all time, also adding that it has discovered a lost film from the 1960s, a classic it plans to digitally restore. Lee Byeong-hoon, director of the KFA, released the list of top Korean movies, compiled from a survey of 62 leading cinema experts, just in time to mark the organization's 40th anniversary. Lee said that these titles will be screened at the KFA Cinematheque in Mapo, western Seoul, over the next year,...More
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