Born in 1968 in Seoul, MOON graduated from Lodz Film School in Poland. With the short films shot during his study abroad he received several awards from the Seoul Short Film Festival. After his feature film debut 'Taekwondo' (1997), a Korean-Polish co-production, he returned to Korea. His sophomore film 'The Butterfly' (2001) is full of delicate sensitivity and temperate but elegant visuals, and is about 'mutual human understanding', his consistently sought-after subject.
NAFF 2011 Announces 23 Projects 2011/06/02, Source, by Serah Seunghee LEE / Jun 02, 2011
The 4th Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), to be held at Koryo Hotel from July 17 to 20, 2011, announced today its It Project selection. Consisting of 18 outstanding film projects from 8 territories, including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and USA, these official selections were chosen from a competitive field of 78 entries from 19 countries,...More
Kang Hye-jeong's Movie Picks 2010/02/18, Source,
Korean actress Kang Hye-jeong [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Kang Hye-jeong has experienced quite a curve during her career as a movie star. The unpredictability in her career shows how eventful the journey was from her starting point leading up to the present. Watching her play the role of Yuki in her debut film "The Butterfly" -- it was directed by Moon Seung-wook and showed Kang's potential as an actor -- makes it hard to think of anyone better for the part. The film "Old Boy", which implanted her name in peoples' minds, also falls into the masterpiece category. Her character Mido in "Old Boy" proclaimed that Kang cannot be fit into a stereotype that had been established by previous Korean actresses and Kang earned a name value of her own. She continuously used that value in her consequent movie roles -- as the beautiful wife of a kind-hearted filmmaker in "Three, Monster" and portraying the character Hong in the impossible-to-describe film "Rules of Dating". Kang Hye-jeong was an intense actor and her movies were like powerful punches on the hearts of moviegoers.
After the film "Welcome to Dongmakgol", however, Kang little by little started going off the predictable path that public expected her to take. She played the adorable and cute girl parts in "Love Phobia", "Herb" and "Kill Me" -- also something the public did not expect to see from her. And in the film "Girlfriends", she played the ordinary twenty-something woman who goes through growing pains at the age of twenty-nine. "I actually went through some things that other people have not experienced or need not experience pretty early in my life. And I was able to create an aggressive and independent character in my early twenties based on such experiences. I was a kid who either ignored pain or let it burst, like my characters in "Old Boy" and "Rules of Dating". But after a while, the ups and downs in my life started getting less frequent and less noisy".,...More
CJ Promotes Diversity with Multicultural Fest 2009/11/30, Source, Running Nov. 26 through to Dec 18 under the catchphrase "Beautiful Co-existence", CJ-CGV holds the first Multicultural Film Festival, an event organized to acknowledge the more than 1 million foreigners living in Korea and to promote a better understanding of different cultures.
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