As a first-time feature film director, LEE received critical acclaim and numerous festival invites and awards with his short film “For the Peace of All Mankind” (1999). A witty and heartwarming portrayal of humanism during a life-threatening crisis, the film tells the story of a soldier set against a little girl on the enemy’s side during a war. In addition, his presentation of a street vendor who sells super glue in the short film “Super Glue” (2001) was noted for its seamless direction and comic touches
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.01.29 ~ 2016.01.31 2016/02/01,
"The Revenant" falls hard as "Kung Fu Panda 3" hits...
DreamWorks Animation's third installment of the "Kung Fu Panda" series of films came to Korean screens last Thursday and dominated proceedings over the weekend. "Kung Fu Panda 3" had a massive 1,364 screens from which to pool and from them captured 63% of the box office pie (1.3 million admissions). The film was made for around $145 million, and worldwide the film has already grossed $116.7 million,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Himalayas" 2016/01/23, "The Himalayas" is, in fact, not really a story about mountaineering and its perils. To be sure, there is quite a bit of mountaineering and very deathly perils, but that is not the focus of Director Lee Seok-hoon's ("Pirates") alpine piece that is based on a true tale. Rather than an exploration of the cold wonders of the Himalayas, it is an exploration of friendship that survives extreme physical and emotional duress and transcends death. The promotional poster of Hwang Jeong-min's smiling face embodies the heart of the film: friendship,...More
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