[HanCinema's Film Review] "Pascha" 2015/08/08,
Ga-eul (played by Kim So-hee) is an extremely sensitive older woman living by herself with many cats. A crazy cat lady isn't an ideal life goal in any country, but it's an especially difficult trajectory for Ga-eul to justify, living in South Korea where cats tend to be thought of as wild animals. For Ga-eul, the lifestyle choice is a simple one. Reality is harsh. People, even her family, tend to be really mean. Except for Ga-eul's boyfriend Joseph (played by Sung Ho-jun). He's kind and sensitive. Joseph is also still a teenager,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Crown Princess Hong" 2015/05/23,
Historical korean television and film dramas have a tendency to give an epic narrative flare to history. Even the pseudo-documentary style of "Jing Bi-rok" is often subject to this. With "Crown Princess Hong", though, we're looking at the topic from a very different angle- the modern Korean stage. The perspective too is quite warped. The disturbing story of Prince Sado is nothing new, but from the perspective of Hong (played by Kim So-hee), this isn't just the tale of how Prince Sado lost his mind. It's about Hong herself has become emotionally shaken by these events,...More
10 Influential Women on the Cultural Scene (1950-2007) 2007/10/22, Source, The Korea Times, the nation's first English daily, turns 57 on Nov. 1. The TOP 10 Series will feature the biggest news stories, scandals, events, figures, surprises and memorable moments in the coming weeks, in celebration of the anniversary. The series will allow our readers to revisit these moment,...More
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