The first theatrical feature documentary made by a Korean in New Zealand 2011/09/02, Source,
by KOFIC Staff / Sep 01, 2011
The New Zealand International Film Festival has recently screened the first theatrical feature documentary made by a Korean in the country. "...ing" (2011) focuses on a Korean couple and the struggles they faced before, during and after the infamous series of earthquakes which systematically devastated Christchurch houses, schools, business and its entire central business district. In 2002 JUNG Jin-sun arrived back in New Zealand to join his wife LEE Kyung-mee and their 2 sons. He only had $300 in his pocket and for years they lived a frugal life existing from one disappointment to another. Eventually, with a loan from a friend they set up a restaurant that, after much hard work, expanded into another much bigger restaurant. The documentary profiles their struggle and their successes right up to the earthquake which destroyed both of their two businesses,...More
Yoo, Kim to marry on Dec. 2 2011/08/22, Source,
Bride-to-be Kim Hyo-jin and her fiance Yoo Ji-tae
By Chung Ah-young
Actor Yoo Ji-tae, 35, and actress Kim Hyo-jin, 27, will tie the knot Dec. 2 after five years together, Namu Actors, Kim's agency, said. However, the venue and other details have not been decided.
Yoo and Kim first met in a fashion commercial advertisement in 2003 and have kept the relationship going over the last five years since late 2006. After the public learned of their relationship, the couple has appeared together at various events,...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
[INTERVIEW] Actor Song Kang-ho - Part 2 2010/03/04, Source,
Actor Song Kang-ho [photographed by Beck Una/10Asia]
Beck: What did you find likeable and entertaining about the script for "Secret Reunion"? Song: Ten years ago, I did the films "Shiri" and "JSA - Joint Security Area" which are both about South Korea, North Korea and men. So, "Secret Reunion" was similar to them in a way, a similar story, but the overall outline of the movie is completely different from the previous films. The film doesn't treat the South-North division as its theme but rather takes an incredibly soft, light and sophisticated approach to it. I thought that was closer to how the audience currently feels about the division and there was something lovely about a North Korean spy and a former South Korean intelligence service agent living together. I don't think I would have done the movie if it dealt seriously about the division at times like now.
Beck:But didn't you choose to do the film because of the character or the role you would get to take on?,...More
ntarctic Journal asks more questions then it desires to answer. That is its appeal, and perhaps its turn off. Yet this was so entertaining, the struggle for survival, and perhaps sanity. That i really couldnt knock it. Though as i say What?????
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