Classic Korean Movies, Just in Time for the Holidays 2010/12/09, Source,
By Mark Russell
With Christmas fast approaching, I am always sure to have some DVDs on my gift list. And with more and more classic Korean movies being issued on DVD, the selection keeps getting better for classic Korean movie fans.
These days, when I go to film festivals, whether in Korea or any part of the world, I find myself increasingly drawn toward the retrospectives. Sure, it is fun discovering the latest and hippest new movies being made. But for me, I really enjoy re-discovering older movies, from 40 or 50 or more years ago,...More
Korean Cinema's long journey to achieve global respect 2010/11/11, Source, [20 NOTABLE FILMS FROM KOREA]
November 12, 2010
Long Live Freedom Choi In-gyu, 1946 The first major film of the post-World War II period tells the story of a Korean freedom fighter opposing Japanese colonial rule in the war's waning days. The director had previously been forced to make Japanese propaganda films, and this film was seen as his response to having been exploited during Japanese colonialism.
"The Housemaid - 1960" / "Seopyeonje"
"The Housemaid - 1960"Kim Ki-young, 1960 Kim Ki-young was Korea's first renowned filmmaker, establishing his reputation with “The Housemaid- 1960,” which explores a destructive love affair between a married music teacher and a sexually predatory household servant. So convincing was Lee Eun-shim in her performance as the femme fatale that she angered the public and was unable to continue her film career,...More
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