Korean Indie Flick Sweeps Awards at French Film Festival 2014/03/12, Source,
Director Lee Su-jin hoists his trophy after receiving the jury prize award at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in France on Monday. /Courtesy of Movie Collage
Director Lee Su-jin's "Han Gong-ju" picked up three prestigious prizes at the recently ended Deauville Asian Film Festival in France.
It won the jury prize, popular choice and international critique awards at the event, which ran from Wednesday to Sunday, the film's distributor Movie Collage said on Monday,...More
[HanCinema's Image Gallery] Spike Lee's "Oldboy" (2013) 2014/03/01, A selection of shots from Spike Lee's "Oldboy" (2013):
When news broke that Spike Lee was to direct a remake of Park Chan-wook's award-winning classic "Old Boy" many were skeptical as to the why, exactly, a remake was even considered. Lee's version hit theatres last year and struggled, ultimately grossing just a fraction of its $30 million budget and recieved poor reviews across the board. The film pays homage to Park's version in a number of interesting ways, and also contains a number slight tweaks on Park's 2003 film to keep things interesting. Still, fans have been dismissive of Lee's attempt to stand atop the titanic shoulders of Korea's unmissable masterpiece. Take a look, judge for yourself, and enjoy! [spoiler],...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
[HanCinema's Afterwords] KOFIC Podcast Review - Ep. 5 2014/01/25, In this Episode: Pierce has a chat withfilm critic Jason Bechervaise about six period films coming in 2014…
KOFIC recently launched "Korean Cinema Today", a bimonthly podcast that's all about the wonderful world of Korean cinema. Hosted by Pierce Conran, the show features the latest Korean cinema news, features, discussions, and interviews with special guests from the industry.
In episode 5 Pierce has Korean film critic, journalist and academic Jason Bechervaise in studio to discuss the host of period films coming our way in 2014,...More
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