[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Scent of Love" 2016/08/20,
While on the subway young college student In-ha (played by Park Hae-il) witnesses a curious sight- Hee-jae (played by the late Jang Jin-yeong) takes the lead in getting a passed out drunkard to sit up, so a pregnant woman can sit down. It's an act of kindness that's striking precisely because Hee-jae isn't expecting any kind of reward for her good deed. Her sole motivation is a desire to be a decent human being who takes a stand for moral principle no matter how uncomfortable or even dangerous the situation may be. Hee-jae's chrysanthemum scent is, to In-ha, "The Scent of Love",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Miss Korea" Episode 3 2013/12/30,
Although Miss Korea gives off a dark feel because it's set in 1997 during the IMF Crisis and because of the rocky relationship between all the main players, the drama still breezes by. It doesn't have much substance despite all the stakes that have been and continue to be set. The show is relying on character development because the plot is weak,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Woman on the Beach" 2013/03/22,
The beach, particularly an empty beach, is a very romantic locale. Film director Joong-rae (played by Kim Seung-woo) thinks it's just the location he needs to recharge his creative juices. While it soon becomes clear that the beach itself isn't what he was expecting, Joong-Rae finds another inspiration in the form of Moon-sook (played by Ko Hyun-jung), a woman who, much like him, is looking for an excuse to just get out and do something,...More
Hong Sang-soo Film Retrospective @Museum of the Moving Image March 17, 18, and 23, 2012 2012/03/05, Source,
The Korea Society film fans celebrate Asia Week with a screening of works by celebrated director Hong Sang-soo ("The Day He Arrives", "Ha Ha Ha"). Since he debuted with 'The Day a Pig into the Well' in 1996, all of his films were invited by prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Berlin, and New York Film Festivals, and began to receive worldwide attention. We present highly acclaimed 5 films and they will be shown at the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image, home to New York City's finest, state-of-the-art screen. This retrospective is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature,...More
Stars' Favorite Restaurants 2008/04/03, Source, Stars don't just eat anywhere. There's something special about where they go. The places they go depend on their style, likes, and tastes. In today's Star's Life Style How Much, we'll reveal restaurants where stars go.
The stylish women who go well with wine parties. What do they eat with wine? T,...More
Hong Sang-soo Shoots 7th Feature 2006/04/25, Source, Prominent Korean art-house auteur, Hong Sang-soo began shooting his seventh feature film "Woman on the Beach" this month. The director is widely appreciated internationally with retrospectives of his work held in France, throughout the US, an,...More
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