Korean and Irish film festivals team up 2012/06/01, Source,
Grainne Humphreys met with Jeon Yoon-hyung from KOFIC (left) and Lee Hyae-kyoung from WFFIS (right).
Korea was not quite like Grainne Humphreys first expected, and that's a good thing. Humphreys, the program director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) in Ireland, was introduced to Korea through cinema, particularly the films Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. "I had an expectation that it would be like a gangster film", she admitted, "but that would be like going to New York and Chicago and expecting to see the same genre. It's not like that at all",...More
Director Lim Sang-soo captures recipe of failure at Cannes 2012/05/30, Source,
The Cannes Film Festival appears to be particularly cruel for one Korean director. Perhaps Lim Sang-soo's tirade for his failure to win means a gap the Korean film industry has to fill to be a producer of movies that truly live up to global standards.
Before and after the closing ceremony, Lim, who directed, "The Taste of Money", said to various Korean media that his failure to win was a personal "tragedy" and his participation a mistake because he was telling a "very Korean story" that foreigners can't understand,...More
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