Born in 1976, graduate Hanyang University, Cinema major. Was invited to Pusan International Film Festival Wide Angle section in 1996 with his first short film “Weekend”. Later directed short film “Mom, I’m Sorry”(1997), “Spring”(1998), and was in charge of making film for "Wanee and Junah"(2001, Director KIM Yong-gyoon).
The year in film: 2011 brought large successes from low-budget movies 2011/12/29, Source,
Of the many Korean films that were released this year, "Late Autumn - 2010", left, and independent film "Re-encounter" were chosen as impressive films of the year by critics. Provided by each distributor
It was another tough year for the film industry. According to the Korean Film Council, 136 Korean films and 278 foreign films were released as of late November, but just a few of them became box office hits and a handful of them were remembered by the audience. The most expensive film flopped, and the least-anticipated film became a sleeper hit of the year. The Korea JoongAng Daily provides a wrap-up of the local film industry,...More
A look back at the year's breakout films 2011/12/15, Source,
(Above picture: Scenes from "The Crucible" - Photos courtesy of CJ E&M)
In 2011, Korean films brought attention to the individuals and issues that have otherwise remained unaddressed, underrepresented, or simply unexplored. While the questions posed by these films varied, provoking responses ranging from angry shock to laughter and sympathy, all called for a collective reconsideration of the social dynamics and relationships that can be found in Korean society today.
The film Dogani, also known as "The Crucible", is based on actual events that took place at a Gwangju school for the hearing-impaired, where young students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years. Depicting both the crimes and the court proceedings that let the teachers off with minimal punishment, the film sparked public outrage upon its September release, which eventually resulted in a reopening of the investigations into the incidents. With over 4 million people in Korea having watched the film, the demand for legislative reform reached all the way to the National Assembly, where a revised bill, dubbed the "The Crucible" Bill, was passed in late October to abolish the statute of limitations for sex crimes against minors and the disabled,...More
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