Korean literature in English: Yi Chong-jun's 'Your Paradise' 2014/07/20, Source,
"The kind of person who has a transcendent willpower, who loves the art of written letters, and a writer who breaks down religious boundaries with written pieces, and who brings to light our society and reality with intellectual, brilliant written words". These are some assessments of the late novelist Yi Chong-jun (1939-2008, Lee Cheong-joon). "Both life and writing are like strolling along a mountain path in the deep, dark night", Yi said in an interview, "I feel a bit sorry that I've not yet found the right path and am still on the journey to find it",...More
Korea.net's list of must-see films: Secret Sunshine 2014/05/03, Source, Secret Sunshine (2007) ("Milyang") Directed by Lee Chang-dong
The protagonist Shinae, played by Jeon Do-yeon, and her son are on their way to the town of Milyang in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), the hometown of her deceased husband. During the journey, her car breaks down and she gets a lift from Jongchan, played by Song Kang-ho.
Jongchan helps her find a little room in Milyang where she and her son can both live and where she can give piano lessons to the children of the neighborhood. Thus, she begins her new life in a new city. Jongchan lends a hand in many other ways, too, helping Shinae get settled in the new town. One day, Shinae has dinner with her neighbors, staying late into the night. When she returns home, she cannot find her son, Joon. Soon after, she gets a phone call asking for ransom money,...More
'Seopyeonje - Musical' named best homegrown show at Musical Awards 2011/06/08, Source,
Cho Kwang-hwa, second from right, writer of the musical "Seopyeonje - Musical", speaks after receiving the Best Original Musical trophy at the fifth Musical Awards, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of the Musical Awards
By Kwon Mee-yoo
"Seopyeonje - Musical" scooped five awards, including Best Original Musical, Best Director, Best Drama, Best Female Actress and Best New Actress, at the fifth Musical Awards at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul, Tuesday,...More
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