Archive spotlights '60s literary films 2011/12/19, Source,
(Above picture: Actress Yun Jeong-hie and Shin Sung-il in a scene from Kim Soo-yong's "Night Journey")
Cinephiles will have a rare chance to look at some of Korea's hallmark 1960s "literature films". The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) has released a DVD collection of masterworks by Kim Soo-yong, a leading filmmaker of the Golden Age.
Kim is renowned for adapting literary works to depict various aspects of contemporary life, adding to the richness of one of the most productive, artistically experimental decades in Korean cinema history,...More
Asiana International Short Film Festival closes with Promise 2011/11/09, Source,
The 9th Asiana International Short Film Festival closed Monday, Nov. 7 after a six-day run with Jero YUN's fiction short "Promise" winning the best film award.
At the Closing ceremony, Festival Director Ahn Seong-gi and jury head Kang Soo-yeon, both veteran Korean actors, were joined by jury members director INUDO Isshin from Japan, director Kim Tae-yong from Korea, Sarah Hoch DELONG, founder and Executive Director of the Guanajuato International Film Festival, and Tono Seigo, Festival Director of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia,...More
Festivals News 2011/10/06, Source, Tokyo IFF invites "Sector 7" and five other Korean films 3D sea creature film Sector 7 will have a Special Screening while KONG Quee-hyun's mystery "U.F.O". and Na Hong-jin's thriller The Yellow Sea will be in the Winds of Asia section. A restoration of master filmmaker Kim Ki-young's 1961 "Hyeon-hae-tan Knows" (a.k.a. "The Sea Knows") will have a screening in the Discovering Asian Cinema: Film History á La Carte section. One Shining Day and Two Rabbits in Osaka will both screen in the SUGINO Kiki: Muse of the Asian Indie Cinema section,...More
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