Director LEE proved his directing ability by winning the grand prix of Korea Motion Picture Festival with his independent film “despair” and in his first long featured film , LEE’s stylish directing and sleek angles will present conspicuous mystery thriller of the year 2007.
Italy was once again awash with Korean colours at the 9th Florence Korean Film Festival.
This year the festival was able to secure a veritable whose who of Korean directors including Bong Joon-ho (,...More
Korean Box Office - Domestic quartet in top 10 2011/03/18, Source, By Lukas Schwarzacher
Amidst the latest piece of good news that the Korean movie "The Journals of Musan" had won the Jury Prize ex-aequo at the 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival (March 9-13) in France, domestic films continued to hold their own at home the weekend of March 11-13.
Opening in number three position on the box office charts was "Shotgun Love", distributed by Lotte. Directed by Jeong Woo-cheol, the romantic comedy is about a man spending a night with his dream girl, a lingerie model – with an unexpected outcome,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Children... 2011/03/05,
In 1991 five country boys ventured out into the mountains to catch salamanders and were never seen again. Their bodies were then discovered in 2004 but investigators were still unable to determine exactly why these young lives were prematurely taken. Now, in 2011, Lee Kyoo-man brings us "Children...", a crime thriller that is currently dominating at the top of the Korean box office.,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.02.15~2011.02.27) 2011/02/28, Source, Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.02.25~2011.02.27)
Korean ticket sales dipped a tad this week, but Lee Kyoo-man's "Children..." still managed to draw in 335,846 people to hold the number one. The story of five boys who mysteriously disappeared in 1991 is back in publics mind. But unlike the 1992 film "Come Back Frog Boys", this one centres on a reporter and professor seeking to advance their careers. Be sure to catch Hancinema's full review of the film later this week.,...More
Missing 'Children..'. case turns into stilted drama 2011/01/27, Source,
A scene from "Children...", which is based on a true, unsolved case of five boys who were found murdered. / Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
The difficulty of dramatizing true stories lies in harnessing the facts to creative ends, so that it doesn't stop short of mimicking documentaries,...More
Festival of beginnings ending well 2010/05/06, Amid the fresh green of a long-awaited spring in the small city of Jeonju, North Jeolla, moviegoers old but mostly young were standing in line Sunday as early as 8:30 a.m., waiting for ticketing to be,...More
JEONJU ― When ticket sales opened on April 13 for the 11th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), it took just two minutes for tickets to sell out for one of its signature projects, "Short! Short! Short!"
The project brings together three rising Korean,...More
Reporters and film buffs crowded into a room at the Sejong Hotel, downtown Seoul, in the heartland of the city's very own independent cineworld in Chungmuro, on March 31, 2010. Press gathered eagerl,...More
Korean films' diverse genres pursue summer season niche 2007/07/23, Source, With the crucial summer season in full swing, Korean filmmakers are getting ready to mount counterattacks against Hollywood blockbusters in August. This time around, what is noticeable is Korean films' strategic discretion in selecting and diversifying genres.
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