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
[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Oasis": Sunlight Doves in the Eye of a Storm 2014/01/11, In the Spotlight this Week:"Oasis" by Lee Chang-dongLee Chang-dong's short filmography contains some of the most potent and honest insight into South Korea's consciousness around. His films explore the cultural, social, and political fears and dreams of a nation and blankets them in individual instances that resonant deep and true. "Oasis" was the last film this storytelling Sinatra produced before accepting his term as Korea's Minister of Culture; an award-winning piece that reunites the talent duo of Moon So-ri and Seol Kyeong-gu from his politically charged and praised drama: "Peppermint Candy" (1999). "Oasis" examines the lives of two mentally impaired individuals and the crippling gaze cast upon them from their families and society at large. It's an atypical romance that is as beautiful to behold as it is uncomfortable to absorb, an empathetic exploration into two young minds that are fumbling around in the dark for that crazy little thing called love,...More
[HanCinema's Image Gallery] "Oasis" 2014/01/11,
A selection of shots from Lee Chang-dong's third feature: "Oasis"Lee Chang-dong has a short and potent filmography filled with heartfelt characters and intense events that you won't soon forget. "Oasis" tells the story of a mentally handicapped young man (Seol Kyeong-gu) and his relationship with a woman who has severe cerebral palsy (Moon So-ri). The film won a string of awards locally, and was honoured at the 2002 Venice Film Festival with the Best Actress and Best Director awards.
The following gallery contains a selection of shots and comments from Lee's third film: "Oasis" (2002) - To Remember, Share, and Enjoy! [spoiler],...More
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