Having graduated from Korea Academy of Film Arts, director KIM has been quite active over the years. He made his spectacular debut with "The Adventures of Mrs. Park" in 1996 and his 3rd film "Volcano High" was acknowledged for its elaborated martial arts and special effects. Along with romantic melodrama "Temptation of Wolves" and North Korea-themed "Crossing", KIM has brought fresh new stories and imaginative narratives to the screen.
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.11 ~ 2014.04.13 2014/04/14, "The Winter Soldier" stands his ground…
Marvel's second instalment of their "Captain America" series came out again on top this past weekend, pulling in additional 470,782 admissions (33.6%) to advance its total tally now to 3.3M. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" landed in Korea late March and has since remained the country's film of choice; an impressive feat given the continuous shuffling we've see at the box office this year. Globally, the film has amassed a monstrous $476M thus far and has been praised/enjoy by critics and fans alike,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/04/05, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "My Boy": A brother with an impulse disorder dreams of visiting and playing with his brother in hospital while his mother struggles to pay the medical bills. (04/10)
★★★★★ "Godsend": A woman who desperately wants a child tries to convince a pregnant woman not to have an abortion and allow her to raise the child. (04/10)
★★★★ "Guardian": A former firefighter is caught between a rock and a hard place when one of his children is kidnapped and he has to capture another child in exchange. (04/10)
★★★ "Girls, Girls, Girls": Three friends approaching thirty get together at a hotel and agree on a sexy challenge they must then prove. (04/10)
★★★★ "Thorn": A popular PE teacher has to deal with a fearless student who has confessed her love for him. (04/10)
★★★★ "Broken": A single father takes the law into his own hands after discovering the identity of his daughter's murders. (04/10),...More
Films probe experimentalism, human rights 2011/11/04, Source,
Korea has its fair share of thematic film festivals but a couple of upcoming events will offer moviegoers a unique opportunity to reflect on human rights in North Korea and the spirit of experimentalism in filmmaking.
The Off and Free International Film Festival (OAF) will hold its third edition from Nov. 17 to 23 in Seoul, offering fans zany alternatives to mainstream franchises,...More
A story that thousands of North Korean defectors share -- one of hunger, desperation and tiptoeing the fine line between life and death -- makes its way to screens t,...More
Korean movies leap into box-office fray 2008/05/29, Source, In late April, Iron Man arrived in the Korean cinema, smashing the box office into very profitable pieces. In mid-May, Prince Caspian took the baton and kept up the pressure on Korean competitors. Last weekend, whip-wielding Indy joined the Hollywood-only party, roped in plenty of movie tickets sale,...More
"History is an unending dialogue between the present and the past", historian E.H. Carr once noted.
People living in the modern times seek wise answers by looking to the past, especially when the pres,...More
KOFIC Announces Fellows for The 2007 Filmmakers Development Lab. 2007/07/02, Source, Officiating in Los Angeles at the opening of the first representative office of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) outside Korea, Chairperson Ms. An Cheong Sook today announced the line up of Fellows and Mentors for the second KOFIC Filmmakers Development Lab aimed at emerging filmmakers of Korean and,...More
What are the best days of your life? For the high school friends in Riverbank Legends it's when they hang out at night on their territory, a bare riverbank; a hard-won place they fought over side by side. For the friends in,...More
New omnibus film "3 In 3 Saek (Three People Three Colors): A Love Story" is screened only on a Web site without opening at theaters.
Directed by three well-known local directors, the film "3 In 3 Saek (Three People Three Colors): A Love Story", opened on Feb. 14.,,...More
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