In every single film he does, director KWAK’s main interest is “love.” Not just any love but pure, innocent and platonic feeling of love. He successfully captured the heart of the audience by showing comical and lovable characters and their touching love story in MY SASSY GIRL. In THE CLASSIC, by showing two different but connected love stories of two generations, he pulled out the memories of first loves everyone had or wants to have. Now, he is one of the best directors who can express love story in a way that both young and old generations can feel emotionally attached.
Asian filmmakers explore new forms of collaboration 2011/10/13, Source,
The 16th Busan International Film Festival featured collaborations between several Asian countries. On the left "Yang Gui Fei", is a joint production between Korea, China and Japan. "The Kick", right, is a collaboration between Korea and Thailand. [NEWSIS]
BUSAN - Bustling with thousands of press, cinephiles and film aficionados, the port city of Busan turned into a place promoting the latest collaborative film projects of many Asian production companies during the 16th Busan International Film Festival during the past week.
First on the list was "Yang Gui Fei", a joint production including Korea, China and Japan. Produced by the state-run China Film Group Corporation, Korean filmmaker kwak Jae-Yong, famous for his 2001 hit "My Sassy Girl", is at the helm of the 18-billion-won ($15 million) film,...More
Kwak Jae-yong to shoot Yang Gui Fei in China 2011/10/07, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Korean director kwak Jae-Yong was present at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) todaywith Chinese stars Fan Bingbing, Leehom WANG and Korean actor On Joo-wan to announce his next film "Yang Gui Fei". The project is based on the life and love of the famous Tang Dynasty consort who was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China.
Kwak announced the film will be a Korea-China co-production. "It's on the scale of a US$15 million budget but preparing it in China, I've found that's not a lot of money. It costs a lot to shoot in China, and there are a lot of locations", he said,...More
Actress duo hosts open new chapter for BIFF 2011/10/07, Source,
BUSAN ― The 16th Busan International Film Festival made sure Thursday's opening gala showed that Asia's largest cinema event was beginning a new chapter.
Not only does the festival assume a new name, with the outdated Romanization "Pusan" changed to "Busan" ― but this year's event will be the first to be headed by Lee Yong-kwan after founding director Kim Dong-ho stepped down. Both men took part in the event, alongside Busan Mayor and festival chairman Hur Nam-sik,...More
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our style are bit the same..,i idolize
ur writing skills i watched all ur
movies..,can u give me some pointers or
advice???..,can u give me a provate
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