A 60-year-old man has lived with a 16-year-old girl on a boat afloat in the middle of the sea for 10 years. The old man crosses days off of a calendar and counts the remaining days to her 17... More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Bow" 2013/03/22,
Ten years ago an old man found a young girl adrift at sea. Ever since then, he's been raising her in his boat, a fishing platform in the middle of nowhere. They make a living by renting out the boat to various hobbyists who appreciate the chance to enjoy an isolated day of fishing. The old man and the young girl also have a special talent- the ability to tell fortunes, which is accomplished through a peculiar, dangerous ritual,...More
Outsider Kim Ki-duk's 'Pieta' Wins Top Prize in Venice 2012/09/10, Source,
Director Kim Ki-duk reacts as his film "Pieta" wins the Golden Lion award at this year's Venice film festival on Sunday. /AP-Yonhap
"Pieta", Kim Ki-duk's tale of violence and poverty, won the Golden Lion at this year's Venice film festival. Kim spent just W100 million (US$1=W,130) making the film, a fraction of the average cost of a Korean film these days. This is the first time a Korean film won the top prize at one of the world's top three film festivals at Venice, Cannes and Berlin. Accepting the prize, Kim thanked the actors, staff, film festival officials and Italian fans before bursting into a rendition of the traditional Korean song "Arirang",...More
Korean films in spotlight at Cannes 2011/05/10, Source,
Workers set up a giant canvas of the 64th Cannes Film Festival's official poster on the Cannes Festival Palace, Monday. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. The woman seen on the poster is the American movie actress Faye Dunaway. [AP/YONHAP]
PARIS - The 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival opens today on the French Riviera with three Korean films invited to participate in the out-of-competition Un Certain Regard category.
The festival begins with the out-of-competition premiere of Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris",...More
A 60-year-old man has lived with a 16-year-old girl on a boat afloat in the middle of the sea for 10 years. The old man crosses days off of a calendar and counts the remaining days to her 17th birthday. She is content with her life, helping the old man serve the fishermen who come to the boat. When a gentle college boy comes aboard to fish, their relationship begins to suffer. As she becomes more and more attracted to the boy, she begins to distance herself from the old man, arousing his jealousy.
I saw part of it while in Korea. I
enjoyed what i say, partly because I
sorta understood what was going on(never
heard of it before, just started
watching it) very little dialogue. That
is hard to do, to make a movie so
powerful and have people understand
Kim Ki –duk and his film The Bow has be invited to participate in the official competition of the 21th Mar Del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina (March 09-19). During the festival the organizers are programmed a retrospective with his best films. (official site: www.mardelplatafilmfest.com )
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