[HanCinema's Film Review] "My Father" 2014/05/30,
James Parker (played by Daniel Henney) is in a similar position to many other internationally adopted Koreans. He wants to find out what happened to his birth parents. From the beginning "My Father" does a good job establishing the ambiguity of this goal. The first thing his adoptive family does is worry, and his sister, also adopted from Korea, points out that James may not like what he finds. A father on death row? Yeah, that's trouble.
"My Father" is in the strange place of seeming too preposterous and melodramatic to be plausible, yet as the credits sequence clearly illustrates, the basic outline of events here was in fact based on a true story,...More
An interview with movie director Hwang Dong-hyeok 2014/02/10, Source,
-You have a high-pitched and loud voice.
Im just a fun guy. I crack jokes in this voice and cheer people up when drinking. When I said I would be the director of "The Crucible", my friends wondered why I make such a movie.
-Your debut film "My Father"" (2007) and "Miss Granny" are all about families.
Both movies are about my family. "My Father" is in line with a short film, which I made while studying in the U.S. I was strongly impressed when my aunt who was adopted by an American family came to Korea to her mother, who is my grandmother. My mother lost her husband at 29 like Nah Moon-hee in "Miss Granny". She also lives with my grandmother,...More
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