Three Korean films highlighted in Berlin 2014/03/02, Source,
A scene from "Sprout" (photo courtesy of the Berlin International Film Festival)
Three Korean films received awards recently at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The winners were "Sprout", directed by Yoon Ga-eun, "Non-fiction Diary", by Jung Yoon-suk, and "A Dream of Iron", by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park. The short film "Sprout" won the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film in the Generation Kplus category. Generation Kplus is for films about children and youth and aims at integrating children and youth into the festival's film-aesthetic discourse, but is a place for encounters between people of all ages. "Sprout" is a story about little Bory who ventures out alone to buy bean sprouts missing from their meal to commemorate her late grandfather,...More
Korean family-themed films reach global audience 2014/01/30, Source,
Eight Korean family-themed movies are now available across more than 110 countries in eight languages, including simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) on January 22 released their co-produced "Family on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Family through Films", a DVD collection of eight movies depicting Korean families, sorted by period. The series comes with subtitles in eight languages and a reference manual that provides explanations of each film in both Korean and English,...More
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