After 317 movies, Shin Young-kyun's still a leading man 2012/10/16, Source,
Actor Shin Young-kyun could have lived an easy life, but the dental school graduate wanted to be an actor. From a king to a servant, Shin portrayed Korean men on the silver screen for 18 years. From his 1960 debut film "Widow" to his last film "Flowers and Birds" in 1978, Shin did 317 films in genres from war to melodrama to period dramas. Sick and tired of censorship in the 1970s, however, Shin decided to stop acting. He led the Federation of Artistic & Cultural Organizations of Korea, one of the largest groups of Korean artists, in early 1980s and was a two-term lawmaker starting in the late 1990s,...More
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
Film Archives releases Kim Soo-yong DVD collection 2011/12/22, Source, The Korean Film Archives (KOFA) has released a four-disc DVD box set of master director KIM Soo-yong's works. In addition to commentary on the films, the box set includes a documentary, a booklet by renowned critic KIM Young-jin, and other supplements. The DVDs come with English, Korean and Japanese subtitles,...More
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