'Masquerade' unmasks film industry schism 2012/11/27, Source,
* This is the first of a two-part series dealing with the state of Korea's film industry, which is enjoying its most successful year ever with ticket sales of more than 100 million. The first part explores the controversy surrounding film awards, and the second will investigate the role of conglomerates. It should have been a big night for this year's hit movie "Masquerade" when the costume drama - also known as "Gwanghae"- swooped up 15 of 22 prizes at the 49th Daejong Film Awards last month. Instead of putting the spotlight on Korea's most honored feature film ever, "Masquerade's" domination raises the question of whether making movies in Korea has become too much about money and not enough about art and created an environment stacked against small, independent producers,...More
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