Born in 1968, Sin graduated from the Korea Academy of Film Arts. He worked as assistant director in "Corset" (1996, JUNG Byung-gak) and "Poison" (1997, PARK Jae-ho). His short film, "The Holy Family" (2001) was invited to compete in Cannes. He also directed three feature films, "Host and Guest" (2005), "My Friend and His Wife" (2006), and "Bandhobi" (2009).
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Come, Together" 2016/11/12,
Beom-goo (played by Im Hyeong-gook) is a father who faces poor prospects for work. Mi-yeong (played by Lee Hye-eun) is a mother whose own job, while relatively successful, has an unfortunately large degree of vicious backbiting. Han-na (played by Chae Bin) is their daughter, who's currently trying to get into a good college and stressing out very severely over the prospect that she may once again live another year as a ronin. Of course, given the model her parents set, what's so great about joining the modern economy anyway?,...More
Multiculturalism a New Theme in Korean Movies 2012/01/13, Source,
More and more Korean movies, including "Pacemaker" by director Kim Dal-joong that opens next Thursday, are taking on the theme of multiculturalism that is changing the face of Korean society. In 2010, one out of every 10 marriages involved a foreign spouse, while the number of children from multicultural families has grown seven-fold from 25,000 in 2006 to 160,000 in 2010. And this trend is being portrayed more frequently on the silver screen.
It was TV dramas that first dealt with the issue. The SBS dramas "Hanoi Bride" (2005) and "Golden Bride" (2007) featured a Korean man who married a Vietnamese woman. But the main focus of those soaps was mostly about the love between a man and a woman that transcended borders. They avoided dealing with the complex issues facing multicultural families. However, recent movies have shown more interest in depicting how families from different social and cultural backgrounds manage in Korean society,...More
It's about time ― foreign residents comprise an increasingly larger portion of Korea's colorful demographic, and local cinema has finally found apt inspiration in the hushed w,...More
San Diego Fest selects 7 Korean films 2010/10/08, Source, A total of seven Korean features will be showcased to California audiences at the upcoming 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival, set to run Oct. 21 – 28. The fest will screen 140 films from 20 countries with a line-up of both commercial and art house favorites.
Florence Korean Film Fest opens in Italy 2010/03/18, Source, The city of Florence in Italy is currently playing host to 30 Korean films. The eighth edition of the Florence Korean Film Festival takes place this year from March 12-20. The festival, supported by various local groups, KOFIC and the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism, shows mostly European an,...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.
KOFIC Korean Film Showcase at FILMEX 2009/11/19, Source, KOFIC Korean films showcase in Tokyo, will be held this year from November the 21st to the 30th as an official section of FILMEX. The annual event, designed to promote a diversity of Korean films to Japanese audiences will show everything from more commercial fare such as the current box office num,...More
Hindi Film Black Diversifies the Korean Box Office 2009/09/18, Source, Hindi Film Black has taken the number 5 spot at the Korean Box Office. The film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, not exactly commercial Bollywood fare itself with only one performed song, has managed to penetrate a market usually dominated by either Korean films or Hollywood commercial heavyweigh,...More
CJ to Expand Art House Film Screenings 2009/06/05, Source, Korea's exhibition major CJ-CGV will expand the number of screens its multiplex franchise has devoted to art house and independent films from seven to ten. Under a program entitled Movie Collage, CJ-CGV's specialty films team plans to expand the base for diversity films and support the discovery of,...More
10th JIFF Draws to Close 2009/05/18, Source, A Whole Host of Winners at JIFF 2009
Jeonju Film Festival Closes with Great Expectations
By Matthew Love
Associate Editor & Writer
Sherad Anthony Sanchez's "Imbrunal" winner of this years JIFF Woosuk Award for International Film
The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) ended its nine day,...More
10th Jeonju Film Fest Wraps with Awards 2009/05/15, Source, The 10th anniversary edition of the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), wrapped up May 8, with record attendance and awards for a slew of exciting new films. Ticket sales were up 5,500 from the previous year with total admissions at 70,762, averaging a 77.6% seat occupancy rate.
Jeonju Unveils Korean Competition Films 2009/04/09, Source, The 10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), one of Korea's three major cinema showcases along with PIFF and PiFan, has revealed a selection of 11 new films for its Korean Feature Competition section that will vie for the JJ Star Award for top film, a cash award of 10 million Won.
Short Films' Showcase in Seoul Judged by LEE Chang-dong 2007/10/24, Source, Korea's singular competitive and international short film festival Asiana International Short Film Festival 2007 (AISFF2007, www.aisff.org/) will present short films from around the world from November 1 and will end its run on November 6. The short films will be shown in Cinecube, located in Seoul',...More
2nd Chance to See The Magicians, Host & Guest and More 2006/12/26, Source, Hypertech Nada's annual Nada's Final Proposal (Nada Majimak Peropojeu) aims to re-introduce to the audience films that in general only enjoyed a short cinema run, but arguably - deserve greater exposure. This year the line-up includes the independent Korean films: ",...More
Varied new Korean films on display at PIFF 2006/11/03, Source, The 11th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival drew attention for its various industry sidebars and other events, but those festival attendees who focused on the program itself declared it to be a good year for new Korean films.
Independent filmmakers in particular turned out a large n,...More
11th PIFF Announces Line-Up 2006/09/21, Source, Last week in Seoul at an unusually crowded press conference, Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) director Kim Dong-ho and his team, presented an impressive line-up of premieres, programs, and celebrity events, all to take place during its,...More
7th Seoul Film Festival Starts Sept. 8 2006/09/08, Source, The 7th Seoul Net and Film Festival, known collectively as SENEF, will run this September 8 to 17 at venues in central Seoul. While the internet component of the festival has been running online since May, the newly named and expanded Seoul Film Festival will screen a diverse range of international,...More
The Berlin International Film Festival wrapped February 18th with several prizes awarded to ethnic Koreans. Composer Peter KAM received the Silver Bear for Best Film Music for his score in the Hong Kong made Isabella.
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