Christopher H.K. Lee's documentary "The Last Tear" premieres in LA, Film Comment examines a touchy trend in South Korea cinema, Pierce Conran reviews "The Piper" for Twitch, and be sure to browse KOBIZ's book page for insight and information into the wonderful world of Korea cinema.
"Korean American Documentary on 'Comfort Women' Premieres in L.A".
Korea's "comfort woman" is a sensitive and controversial issues that is often at the forefront of Korea-Japan relationships and cultural exchanges. Christopher H.K. Lee's documentary "The Last Tear" tackles this hard topic, and his film recently made its premiere in LA where the 52-minute feature was screen at the CGV Cinema. Catch it when you.
"Kaiju Shakedown: Assassination"
Grady Hendrix reviews "The Assassination" for Film Comment and, like the above post, it tackles touchy Korea-Japan relationships as more and more Korea films are incorporating this troubling time in their histories for cinematic fodder: "The Japanese have been the bad guys in Korean (and Chinese, and Taiwanese, and Indonesian) cinema since those countries threw off their colonial yokes after World War II, but killing Japanese people on film has experienced a huge resurgence in recent years".
...READ ON FILM COMMENT: http://www.filmcomment.com/blog/kaiju-shakedown-assassination/
"Review: THE PIPER, A Satisfyingly Grimm Fairy Tale"
Pierce Conran reviews "The Piper" from Twitch Film and gives his take on this twisted Korean interpretation of the classic tale: "Taking its cue from a Brothers Grimm fairly tale (itself a take on an old German legend), Kim Gwang-tae's debut The Piper hums a familiar tune, yet this fable of mistrust and deceit remains engrossing and entertaining thanks to a few wicked twists".
... READ ON TWItCH FILM: http://twitchfilm.com/2015/07/review-the-piper-a-satisfyingly-grimm-fairy-tale.html
This is a fantastic resource for those who would like to know a little more about South Korea cinema, its history and trends. KOBIZ has a number of downloaded PDF ranging from showcasing specific directors and their work, to information and analysis on various eras of South Korea cinema. Another great resource from KOBIZ and it's well-worth checking out.
...READ ON KOBIZ: http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/publications/history.jsp
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