Korea.net's list of must-see films: Christmas in August 2014/07/04, Source, "Christmas in August" (1998) Directed by Heo Jin-ho Jeong-won, played by Han Seok-Kyu, is a photographer in his 30s who works out of his own studio on the outskirts of Seoul. He is terminally ill, and accepts his fate. His Life Goes on as usual. He encounters a number of customers: A student from his high school days wants to enlarge a photograph of a girl he might be falling in love with. A middle-aged woman seeks restoration of old photographs taken during her youth. Another woman in her last years visits the studio alone to take a portrait in preparation for her funeral. Living a monotonous life, Jeong-won quietly prepares for his own death. He creates a manual so that his father, played by Sin Goo, is able to operate the video player on his own,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Festival - Boy Meets Girl" 2013/10/17,
Sin-Na (played by Choi Jeong-yoon) has lived the life of a cosmopolitan, interesting, and accomplished woman, who has made her name as the author of a novel called First Love. She's lived in the United States and presumably done interesting things there, having a son that speaks perfect English. And then here's Hyeong-Goo (played by Kim Tae-hoon), living his fairly normal unremarkable life as just a gruff high school teacher, his only apparent claim to fame being that he's the inspiration behind her novel. Even though Hyeong-Goo is the main character of this drama, his apparent existence only seems relevant as it compares to her life,...More
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