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
Busan in autumn blooms with a joie de vivre like no other. This Cannes of Asia hosts a film festival that never sleeps, as moviegoers,...More
PIFF retrospective to focus on Kim Jimi 2010/09/07, Source, Each year the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) holds a Korean Cinema Retrospective, offering local and overseas audiences a glimpse into the glories of Korean film history. This year's spotlight is on actress KIM Jimi, considered a goddess of the golden age, appearing in more than 700 films,...More
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