Performance groups tackle youth issues to secure future fans 2013/04/07, Source,
Performance groups at the National Theater of Korea are staging a musical, dance performance and even a changgeuk (Korean traditional opera) for children and families. Provided by the organizers
Across Seoul, performance groups are shifting their focus to an oft-neglected group - children - in hopes of enlarging their viewership and addressing social issues relevant to the younger generation. In "A Shuttle Boy Wearing Red Shoes", the National Dance Company aims to address the always-serious issue of school bullying through performance. The title is derived from a Korean term that roughly translates as "bread shuttle". It describes students forced to run errands for bullies. A common task for a shuttle boy or girl is running to the nearest store to buy bread or other snacks,...More
HAF feature interview with LEE Hae-joon, "My Dictator" 2012/03/11, Source,
Photograph by OH Kye-ohk
Set to participate in the 10th Hong Kong – Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF), director Lee Hae-joon's "My Dictator" is about three dictators. One is PARK Chung-hee in the South and the other is KIM Il-sung in the North – the two dictators who ruled the split Korean peninsula in the 1970s; the other dictator is a father and the main character of this film.
When an historic North-South summit meeting is announced, the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (currently the National Intelligence Service) is charged with rehearsing the event. They need a double for Kim Il-sung. "My Dictator" is about a nameless actor who wanted to have his acting acknowledged as well as his relationship with his son restored,...More
Festivals lure audiences out of the multiplex and into the arthouse 2012/01/13, Source,
There are two film festivals in town: The Tezuka Osamu Film Festival is a collection of early and experimental films by the famed Japanese animator, who is widely known as the father of "Astro Boy", pictured at left. The Cinematheque Friends Film Festival features films chosen by filmmakers and actors, including the opening film, the 1942 re-release of "The Gold Rush". Provided by the organizers
There are two film festivals in town: One is the Cinematheque Friends Film Festival where cineastes choose their favorite films each year and share them with movie aficionados. The other is dedicated to famed Japanese animator Tezuka Osamu. Though they differ in purpose, both festivals are geared toward people looking for an alternative to what's offered by the nation's three major multiplex chains,...More
OH Dong-gu believes himself to be female. Although overweight and on the short side, he dreams of becoming the perfect some day, and he devotes himself to mimicking Madonna¡¯s singing and dancing after school. To cover the costs of transsexual surgery, he decides to enter
a wrestling competition.
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