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[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2015/09/20 | 280 views | Permalink

The 2nd 'Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival' is now on, Song Kang-ho and Marina Golbahari to host BIFF next month, what to see, do, and eat in Busan, and 5 incredible South Korean films that drew inspiration from troubling real-world events.

"CJ E&M Hosts the 2nd 'Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival'"

The 2nd 'Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival' started this past Thursday and will run until Saturday. The festival received 572 submissions and opened with Kang Je-kyu's short film "Awaiting" on the 17th. Kang is also one of the judges who will be looking at the main competition entries. Keep an eye out for reports on the festival early next week.


"A Busan native's guide to what to see, do and eat in film capital of South Korea"

The Busan International Film Festival is nearly upon us, and what better way to prepare than getting to know what there is to see, do and eat in-between screenings. This post by Mathew Scott, writing for the South China Morning Post, includes some great information and advice to ensure that you get the most out of Busan and your time there: "If you arrive in the port city of Busan a few days before its annual film festival kicks off, you can find yourself pretty much alone down on Haeundae beach – no mean feat considering at the height of summer an estimated 100,000 people take up every grain of sand, every single day, along just 1.6 kilometres of foreshore here".


"Song Kang-ho and Marina GOLBAHARI Set as BIFF Hosts"

The 20th edition of The Busan International Film Festival kicks off next month, and it's been announced that actor Song Kang-ho and Afghani actress Marina Golbahari will host the event. Can't wait!


"5 Amazing Korean Films Based on Shocking Real-life Events"

Modern Korean cinema has a host of worthwhile films worth watching for their own sake, but among them there are a handful of features that have beautifully dramatised real-life events. Korean cinephiles will recognise right away Bong Joon-ho's "Memories of Murder", but what other films can you remember that aimed to reveal reality in a new light?  


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