PARK was born in Sokcho, Gangwon-do in 1955. While majoring in Fine Arts at Seoul National University, he joined the Yallasung Film Group and began making short films on Super 8. After graduating, he founded and led the Seoul Film Group, which had links with the student protest movement and was in the forefront of the campaign for a renewal in Korean film culture. He went on to take a course at the ESEC film school in Paris. On returning to Korea, he worked as assistant director to LEE Chang-ho before making his own first feature in 1988. His films have won numerous domestic and international prizes. < Meet Mr Daddy > is his feature directorial film in six years.
Lee Chang-dong's Poetry set for release in Japan 2012/01/17, Source,
Korean auteur director Lee Chang-dong's film "Poetry" is set for release in Japan on Feb. 11, 2012. The Cannes Best Screenplay Award-winning film will be distributed by KinoEye Japan and Siglo, which released the film's Japanese poster and trailer today. The film's Japanese title translates to "Poetry: Agnes' Song".
"Poetry" stars veteran actress Yoon Jung-hee (also known as Yoon Jung-hee) as the grandmother of a troubled youth, learning to express herself through poetry. Her performance has won her many accolades including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Actress Award,...More
Korean Cinema 2011: The View from Here 2012/01/14, Source,
US-based author and curator of film at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC, Tom VICK shares his views on recent trends he has noticed programming their Korean film festival.
How do you introduce new Korean films to an American audience? Since 2004, when I began programming the Korean Film Festival DC, the answer to this question has become more difficult to answer. This is not to say that it's harder to find good films. Quite the opposite. The problem (if it can be called a problem) is that there are so many films to choose from.The explosion of digital production and distribution in the last decade or so has made it easier than ever to make a film, but harder than ever find an audience for it,...More
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