Korean cineastes sweep Asian Film Awards 2011/03/22, Source,
From left, actor Ha Jeong-woo, the winner of Best Actor award, Yoon Yeo-jeong, the winner of Best Supporting Actress award, and director Lee Chang-dong, the winner of Best Director award, pose with their trophies at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, Monday. / AP-Yonhap By Lee Hyo-won
HONG KONG ― South Korean cineastes shone at the Asian Film Awards Monday, winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.
The fifth edition of the awards, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Film Festival, featured a tough competition among some of the most renowned Asian cineastes and the red carpet event beamed brighter than ever with the attendance of top stars. Yet it was marked by many absences in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquakes in Japan, and ovations were respectful rather than enthusiastic,...More
An American Shares His Passion for Korean Cinema with the World 2011/03/22, Source,
American Darcy Paquet is on a mission: he wants to inform the world about the greatness of Korean films. The 39-year-old writer and editor hosts a program called "Highlights of 20th Century Korean Cinema" by the Korean Film Archive. The bimonthly event, which started in February, screens a classic Korean film with English subtitles followed by a commentary and Q&A session with Paquet,...More
Hyeon Bin: 'I Feel No Fear About Joining Marines' 2011/02/14, Source, Hyeon Bin enthusiastically played the male protagonist named Hoon in the movie "Late Autumn - 2010".
Actor Hyeon Bin, who appeared in "Late Autumn - 2010" with Chinese actress Tang Wei, said, "I hope that I can become a more mature and strong person in the military". This year, Hyeon Bin has been enjoying the most success since his debut. The SBS drama "Secret Garden", in which he appeared, recorded high viewer ratings of around 30 percent, and his movies "Late Autumn - 2010" and "Come Rain Come Shine" were officially invited to the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. He has been spending the busiest time by holding promotional activities for his movies and filming various TV commercials, but he will join the Marine Corps on March 7. He will leave the screen at the time he has received the greatest love by people. During an interview with Hyeon Bin held at the Wangsibri CGV, he said, "I have no fear about joining the military",...More
25-Year-Old Femme Director Headed to Berlinale 2011/02/10, Source,
Filmmaker Yang Hyo-joo is to make her first trip to Berlinale. (Lee Sang-sub/The Korea Herald)
Leaving Korea today, Feb. 10, for the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, is 25-year-old director Yang Hyo-joo, whose short film "Broken Night" has been invited to the competition. "Broken Night" is Yang's third film, already a prize-winner at last Fall's Pusan Festival, and was a graduation project for her final year at Korea National University of Arts,...More
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