The controversial "Unbowed" dramatizes 2007ís Crossbow Terror Incident between a college professor and a judge. Now in his late 60s, director Chung Ji-young emphasizes that he continues to a... More
S.Korean Film Festival to Kick off in U.S. 2012/06/02, Source,
South Korean films will be on U.S. theater screens during a week-long film festival that will take place from September 30th. The South Korean Consulate General in Atlanta told a news conference on Friday that a South Korean film festival will be held in four cities in Atlanta. The films to be featured include "My Way", "Unbowed", and "Le Grand Chef",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29 2012/04/29, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29)
There was never any doubt that Marvel's long awaited comic book film "The Avengers" was going to cause a huge stir at the Korean box office. This Hollywood blockbuster arrogantly snatched 64.30% of the ticket sales this past weekend, that's a whopping 1,342,584 admissions! It left Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse" with just 15.90% and 389,803 admissions in its opening weekend, it's a decent start for this melodramatic romance, but it paled in comparison to the might of Marvel's gargantuan superhero flick,...More
Hollywood looks East with debut of korean film festival, June 23-24 2012/04/27, Source,
Grauman's to Host Korean Film Screenings, VIP Events and First-Ever Castings of Korean Talent
Hollywood, CA – An appreciation of all things Korean has swept into popular culture – from taekwondo to kalbi to K-pop – extending to a proliferation of film and television talent who trace their lineage to the Asian peninsula. This summer, Hollywood will offer an appreciation with the first Look East: Korean Film Festival, a celebratory weekend taking place Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24. Hyundai Motors serves as a Lead Festival sponsor of the festival,...More
The controversial "Unbowed" dramatizes 2007ís Crossbow Terror Incident between a college professor and a judge. Now in his late 60s, director Chung Ji-young emphasizes that he continues to adhere to his awareness of social problems as he did in his heyday of "Nambugun" and "White Badge". Chungís style as a critical realist also remains unchanged. He uses a documentary touch to track and portray how an honest personís conviction can be marginalized by mass logic. While the director does not lose his critical stance, he avoids agitation and sentimentality. The characters do not represent good and evil; they are not dogmatically idealized or condemned. Chung knows how to maintain dramatic tension. Ahn Seong-gi plays the professor, creating an impression stronger than expected. In many ways, his performance recalls "Silmido", and his portrayal of private tenacity is first class. The physicality of his silence telegraphs the movieís theme. Nah Yeong-heeís realistic performance as his wife, Park Won-sangís as the lawyer, and Kim Ji-hoís as a reporter also lend the film increased authenticity. (JEON Chanil)
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