[UK] BFI : Im Kwon-taek: Run Far, Fly High 2012/10/09, Source,
19 October 2012 - 2 November 2012
Im Kwon-taek, winner of the Best Director prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Berlin Bear Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, came from a humble film background as a prop assistant to a lighting assistant. Yet since 1962 he has directed more than 100 films in his native South Korea. Critics contend that after his early films of the 60s and 70s - mainly historical dramas and war movies - Im found his true artistic voice in the 1980s and onward, through his subtly subversive manner of portraying South Korea's urgent and pressing social issues during a time when the country's film industry was highly censored,...More
PIFF Names Recipient of 2008 Korean Cinema Award 2008/08/22, Source, The 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will present Richard Peñawith its 2008 Korean Cinema Award. The award has been handed out annually since the first PIFF, recognizing individuals who have made notable efforts in introducing Korean films to the global film industry.
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