A plethora of festive traditional markets 2011/11/12, Source, 140년 전통 선지국밥 먹고 ... 인삼물로 발 씻고 ...
Merchants sell vegetables and grains at Busan's Gupo Market. By Shin Dong-yeun
Carp flopped up and down inside a red rubber basin, full of energy, at Busan's Gupo Market. Park Hyun-young, president of the Gupo Market's merchant association, led the Week& team into the alleys of the market, proud of the facility. "Our Gupo District is right in the middle of the Nakdong River, so it is famous for its abundance of freshwater fish", he said,...More
Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today at the MoMA 2011/09/16, Source, Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today will start on Sept. 22 and last through Oct. 2.
This year, we are pleased to welcome back Lim Soon-rye, South Korea's most highly regarded female filmmaker, to The Korea Society for the Opening Night's screening of "Rolling Home with a Bull" (2010), which follows a young man's forlorn life as a failed poet and unemployed bachelor who winds up taking an unexpected journey throughout the country with his father's cvherished bull and making a series of peculiar run-ins.
This year's Yeonghwa series will also have a special focus on director Jeon Kyu-hwan, whose Town Trilogy films--"Mozart Town" (2008), "Animal Town" (2009) and "Dance Town" (2010)-examines various human lives that exist in Seoul's urban landscape, including those of an African laborer, a Russian exchange student, a reformed pedophile, a North Korean defector, and a dejected print-shop owner. Jeon's Town Trilogy critiques the "town" of Seoul from a sociological auteur's perspective,...More
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