A scene from "Gabi" / Courtesy of Cine De Epi
By Kwaak Je-yup
The wild popularity of coffee has spilled over to the silver screen, and that Western influence has created an unconventional period piece set in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1897).
"Gabi", the newest film by Jang Yoon-hyeon ("Hwangjin-y - Movie - 2007", "Tell Me Something" and "The Contact", among others), has solid star-studded insurance but its first and foremost attraction remains its intriguing story. It mixes one of the most turbulent times in Korean history with the fictional tale of the beverage's introduction to the country...More
by KOFIC staff
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the Korea Movie and Video Industry Association (KMVIA) and the Korean Film Producers Association led 108 companies and organizations in a Declaration for the Normalization for Online Film Distribution on July 27.
The declaration called for online service providers to stop the illegal circulation of films. It also demanded they stop indirect technical protection of piracy and the omission of legal sales figures. It strongly demanded they adhere to guidelines for the normalization of online copyright protection. Lastly, the declaration warned online service providers that the film industry would, in collaboration, henceforth take strict and rigorous action if they did not...More
Intelligence Chase over Coffee "Gabi"
Directed by Jang Yoon-hyeon
By RA Jegy
It's the end of 19th century, and Gojong, King of Josoen flees to the Russian legation to save himself from foreign threats. The king comes into contact with western culture during his stay there, and tastes coffee for the first time in his life. After he returns to the palace, Gojong continues to enjoy coffee, while an assassination attempt takes place to kill the king by poisoning his coffee to prevent him from establishing the Korean Empire...More
'Box Office Hitter' director Kang Woo-seok's movie looks serious.
Kang Woo-seok flew to Cannes, France where the 64th Cannes International Film Festival is being held on the 12th. This is in 10 years. Chungmuro is focusing on what his actions will have to do with anything later on....More
Director Kang Woo-seok chose historical "I Am King of Chosun" as his next work.
Productions Cinema Service revealed on the 14th, "This is his 19th piece of work and first historical"....More