(March 19 – 22, 2012) with sales companies such as 9ers and Mirovision.
The Korean booth will also play host to production companies Film Factory Nu:n, Inc. and P.A.M. Korea Media as well as technical services companies Studio SH, Moneff and Studioraon, Inc...More
Actor Ha Jeong-woo, second from left, plays a gangster boss, and Choi Min-sik, third from left, plays a customs officer who falls in with a gang in the film "Nameless Gangster", which has topped the box office since its release earlier this month. Provided by Showbox Mediaplex
Corruption is the big issue at the box office these days as films highlighting serious issues and based on true stories gain traction.
Recent releases such as "The Crucible", which exposes abuse in a school for deaf children, and "Unbowed", a film about a professor who goes up against the judiciary when he is accused of shooting a judge with a crossbow, have won audiences over and sparked discussion about problems in society...More
South Korea's Lotte Entertainment has done a raft of deals on Kim Han-min's period action film "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon", including to Showgate for Japan.
Starring Park Hae-il as a man out to save his sister and her fiancé from Northern invaders, the film was the biggest domestic film hit in Korea last year. With 7.46 million admissions, it was second only to"Transformers: Dark of the Moon", which took 7.79 million admissions...More
With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. KANG Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers
In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers
" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual...More
Set for an international premiere in the Berlinale Panorama section, director Jeon Kyu-hwan's "From Seoul to Varanasi" has been re-edited since its world premiere in Busan. Kim Seong-hoon met with Jeon's producer CHOI Mi-Ae to talk about their work together and profile the film.
- Photograph by CHOI Sung-yeol
Treefilm, the production company of upcoming Berlinale Panorama film "From Seoul to Varanasi", was founded by producer CHOI Mi-Ae and director Jeon Kyu-hwan. Together they made the "Town Trilogy" of "Mozart Town" (2008), "Animal Town" (2009) and "Dance Town" (2010) which travelled to numerous international film festivals including San Sebastian, Hong Kong and Torino. They are now in production for Jeon's next film entitled "Moogae" in Korean, meaning "weight"...More