In 'Mansin', shaman's life is linked to Korean history 2014/02/27, Source,
"Mansin: Ten Thousand Spirits" is the tale of a lonely little girl who finds herself and learns how to help others through her gift of shamanism.Provided by All That Cinema
An 82-year-old shaman and a 49-year-old film director. The two seem an unlikely pair on paper, and in person even more so as they pose for the cameras, one in a colorful hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) and bright red lipstick, the other in a somber suit and unkempt hair. The tie that binds them together is the part-drama, part-documentary "Mansin: Ten Thousand Spirits" (which is an honorific for a shaman), a biopic of Kim Geum-hwa, one of the nation's Important Intangible Cultural Heritage assets,...More
Filmmaker Brothers Assemble Bittersweet Homage to Seoul 2014/02/23, Source, Park Chan-kyong (left) and Park Chan-wook
If a city is like food, what could Seoul taste like? To film director brothers Park Chan-wook and Chan-kyong, Seoul is bittersweet. Out of 11,852 video clips of Seoul, the brothers chose 154 cuts and edited them into a 65-minute film promoting the city. The Seoul Metropolitan Government called for video images of Seoul for 100 days from Aug. 20 to Nov. 25 last year, and 6,523 video clips were submitted by Koreans and 5,329 by foreigners. The resulting montage the Park brothers edited and created was unveiled on YouTube last week,...More
Filmed by amateurs, movie tackles Seoul's narrative 2014/02/13, Source, Park Chan-kyong, left, and Park Chan-wook, talking at the press conference for "Bitter, Sweet, Seoul".
Six months after the directors and brothers Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong asked citizens from around the world to make a film about Seoul, the film was unveiled Tuesday. The competition to become a contributor to the city-funded project was fierce, with 11,852 clips from 2,821 people being submitted, but only 154 clips from 141 contributors making the final cut. Aptly titled "Bitter, Sweet, Seoul", the film was described by Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon as showing both the "highs and lows of the city",...More
"Han Gong-ju" wins at festival 2014/02/03, Source,
Director Lee Su-jin's debut film "Han Gong-ju" has won one of 15 Hivos Tiger Awards at the 43rd edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The awards recognize films that "give young filmmakers a voice" and "push boundaries". Along with Lee, the Japanese film "Anatomy of a Paper Clip" by director Ikeda Akira and the Swedish film "Something Must Break" by director Ester Martin Bergsmark were also honored,...More
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