Born in 1972, YIM started making a few short films from 1997. Among them, “Baby “was invited to Venice Film Festival and Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival in 1999. He debuted with his feature < Antarctic Journal > where he explores the mystery of deaths in the severe climate.
Scarlet Innocence (2014) 2014/10/03, Source,
Genres: Drama and Romance
Running Time: 112 min.
Directed by: Yim Pil-sung
Starring: Jung Woo-sung, Esom
Synopsis: Deok-yi, a 20-year-old woman working at an old amusement park, gets to know Hak-kyu, a university professor who has moved to her small town from Seoul because of a scandal. Mutual attraction leads the pair into a lusty affair but when the fall semester begins, Hak-kyu returns to his family in the city. Deok-yi refuses to let the relationship die, and a confrontation between them turns tragic when Hak-kyu's wife commits suicide. Eight years later, Hak-kyu, now blind and estranged from his daughter, befriends a new neighbor, Se-jeong. He gladly accepts her help without realizing that she is in fact Deok-yi and that she is on a quest to destroy his life,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/09/27, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Slow Video": A boy struggles to face the world due to his extreme visual acuity, but after 20 years of staying home watching dramas he finally decides to give the world another chance. (10/02)
★★★★ "Jungle Shuffle": A collaborative animation between Korea and Mexico that follows two best friends in the Lacedon jungle as they try to save a princess. (10/02)
★★★★★ "Scarlet Innocence": A married university professor is seduced then harassed by a fatale femme who threatens to derail his whole life. (10/02)
★★★★★ "Mizo": A sexually abused girl is dumped by her foster parents and then tracks down her biological father to punish him for abandoning her. (10/02)
★★★★★ "Whistle Blower": A journalist uncovers and blows the whistle on the illegal and deceitful happenings around Dr. Lee's stem-cell research. (10/02),...More
[HanCinema Feature] Historical Hysteria: Korean period films coming in 2014 2014/01/11, Joseon pirates, legends, swordsmen, angels and more coming our way in 2014...
Cinematic journeys back to Joseon and beyond have rewarded the Korean film industry with a string of profitable historical yarns, a trend that has got producers drooling with the prospect of tapping deeper into this regenerative cash cow. Recently, it's been Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" (9.1M admissions) that has had locals flustered and, in 2005, it was Lee Joon-ik's "The King and the Clown" that became the first Joseon-era flick to pass the 10 million admissions mark. It's big business with a cultural twist that locals enjoy supporting, international audiences love lapping up, and a trend that 2014 is keen to take advance of as a host of new retrospectives are getting raring to go,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] Korean Films Inbound... 2013/08/24, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★ "Private Island": Three attractive young women go on a trip to the blissful island of Okinawa where they encounter love and all its temptations. (08/29)
★★ "Playboy BONG": Director Lim calls for the help of Bong to spice up the erotic horror flick he is busy shooting in Bali, the move makes the existing crew very uncomfortable as tensions rise. (08/29),...More
M-Line launches Doomsday Book at EFM 2012/02/16, Source,
South Korean film sales company M-Line Distribution has launched pre-sales on science fiction drama "Doomsday Book", co-directed by Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung, according to the "Screen International" market daily at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.
Budgeted at US$5m, "Doomsday Book" is made up of three short stories. One is about a robot attaining enlightenment, the second is about a zombie invasion and the third about an apocalyptic meteor crashing to Earth,...More
Who's the busiest actor of 2012? 2012/01/02, Source,
Who is going to be the busiest actress or actor in 2012?
Looking at the movies that are being released or are planning to go into production this year, we can see several names that appear often,...More
[Weekender] Filmmaking in the palm of your hand 2011/07/28, Source,
A girl records a video using a smartphone at the Olleh Media Studio in Mok-dong, Seoul, on July 18. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul Learn how to make movies using smartphones By Lee Hyo-won Filmmaking is a costly, time-consuming endeavor involving massive teamwork. But now it is possible to make surprisingly high-quality projects alone in a matter of days with just a few hundred dollars - using smartphones equipped with not only HD cameras but also editing applications,...More
Lights! iPhone! Action! 2010/09/28, Source,
Cinematographer Hong Kyeong-pyo, left, films actors Kim Yoon-seo, center, and Kim Jae-wook using an iPhone4 in a Seoul studio, Sunday./ Courtesy of iPhone 4 Film Festival
iPhone 4 Film fest to showcase works by top directors
By Lee Hyo-won
In 2008, director Spike Lee teamed up with Nokia to produce a film comprised of videos created using cellphones. "Within five years, new movies will be made with devices like these", he predicted,...More
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
LIM Pil-seong's "Flower of Evil" Project 2009/02/10, Source, Director Yim Pil-sung is known for films that tread on the fragile threshold of human psychology, often plunging into depths of horror and fantasy. His latest project is no exception. To be presented at the upcoming Hong Kong – Asia Film Fin,...More
PiFan adventure closes with prizes 2008/08/01, Source, The 12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) came to a close Sunday Jul. 27 after a thrilling 10-day run. This year's fest brought 1978 official guests to the city of Bucheon, a record number for PiFan, helped along by the addition of its first project market called Network of Asian,...More
Korean Films at the 12th PiFan 2008/07/18, Source, The 12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) kicks off this July 18 – 27 with the biggest line-up of genre films in Asia. Best of all are the return of high-profile Korean films to the fest and a warmer interaction with the local film industry after setbacks in previous years. KOF,...More
Sales at the Asian Film Market 2006/11/03, Source, This year's Pusan International Film Festival witnessed the opening of the inaugural Asian Film Market, a comprehensive film industry hub which covers many aspects of filmmaking from pre-sales, sales, and financing to production and post facilities as well as a casting network for up-and-coming star,...More
"A Tale of Two Sisters", currently being remade into a Hollywood blockbuster, was one of the biggest Korean box office successes of the 2003 summer,...More
Time and The Host Compete in Spain 2006/07/12, Source, Two Korean films have been invited to competition sections of the 39th Sitges International Film Festival, one of the top three fantasy film festivals in the world, held annually in Catalonia, Spain. Running October 6th to the 15th, Sitges recently announced the selection of two films by South Korea,...More
Korean Films Enjoying Favorable Acclaim Abroad 2005/10/19, Source, In other news today -- Korean movies are gaining wider recognition abroad from both critics and audiences.
Kim Hyung-eun reports on how Korean directors and actors are being received in Europe.
Film 'Antarctic Journal' Wins Award in Spain 2005/10/19, Source, SEOUL (Yonhap) _ South Korean movie "Antarctic Journal" won the best Asian film award at this year's Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia in Spain, film producers in Seoul said Wednesday.
The movie, which was written and directed by,...More
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