Elusive filmmaker opens up 2011/03/14, Source, [ARTIST IN FOCUS] 'I think I was that quiet kid in the corner, all by himself. As I got older, I guess I grew a thicker skin, and now I'm able to talk more openly'.Zhang Lu By Jeon Min-gyu
Forced to smile for a photo before our interview, filmmaker Zhang Lu reluctantly obliged, joking that his appearance clashed with the beautiful, sunny day. "I'm being punished now for putting my actors through grueling film shoots", he laughed, as he continued to pose awkwardly for his picture,...More
Jeonju Unveils Korean Competition Films 2009/04/09, Source, The 10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), one of Korea's three major cinema showcases along with PIFF and PiFan, has revealed a selection of 11 new films for its Korean Feature Competition section that will vie for the JJ Star Award for top film, a cash award of 10 million Won.
In China a woman lives an impoverished life with her father who is far from helpful. In the crowded and busy streets of industrial city Chongqing, the story goes on showing those neglected people who have no hope or future. In Korea there had been an explosion 30 years ago at the I-ri station that no one seems to remember. Jinseo- who was born mentally disabled because of the accident and her brother lead a hard existence. The two stories are counterpoints to each other about hardship, struggle, and daily bravery.
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