Born in 1966 in Busan, KWAK was a film student at New York University. He made his feature debut with < 3 p.m Paradise >(1997). His first big break came with < Friend >(2001), which became the biggest hit in 2001.
Big-budget films to open in 2012 2012/01/05, Source,
A scene from "The Thieves", which is expected to wow movie fans this year with its A-list cast. / Courtesy of Showbox/Mediaplex
By Lee Hyo-won While 2011 saw the release of some novel, genre-defying works, not many local films aside from "Sunny - 2010" and "War of the Arrows" (a.k.a. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon") managed to draw crowds at the box office. This year, a lineup of big-budget films featuring the return of big stars await moviegoers,...More
Korean culture classes seek convergence across the globe 2011/10/27, Source,
(Above picture: A group of youths joined by creative mentors participates in the filmmaking process workshop in Beijing, China - Photos courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
In recent years, Korean pop culture has drawn ever-increasing interest from all over the world, often leading a curious group of international enthusiasts craving further exploration of the other sides of Korean culture.
As part of the outreach efforts to meet such demands, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Arts and Culture Education Service (KACES) developed a program to deliver a series of educational programs on Korean culture to youths and communities around the world. The program offers workshops and classes in some of world's largest cities including New York, Paris, Beijing, London, and Sydney,...More
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