Panos Kotzathanasis is a film critic and reviewer specialising in East Asian Cinema. He is the founder of Asian Film Vault, administrator of Asian Movie Pulse and also writes for Taste of Cinema, Eastern Kicks, China Policy Institute and Filmboy. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Panos Kotzathanasis can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe it is a bit too early to say this, but "Clean Up" seems to be among the best independent Korean films of the year, and one of the most interesting movies that have been released from the country during the latest years...More
After adapting the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel in a modern, Korean setting, Yim Pil-sung decided to do the same with the classic Korean folktale Simcheongga, by creating an atmospheric, erotic thriller. Let us see how he fared...More
Lee Myung-se started his career under Bae Chang-ho, for the films "Hwang Jin-ie" ",Our Joyful Young Days" and "Dream - 1990". Thus, and having repeatedly cooperated with him and his "permanent" protagonist, Ahn Sung-ki, it was almost inevitable that he would cast them both for his directorial debut, a rather unusual comedy titled "Gagman"...More
After minor roles in "All In" (2003), "Dae Jang Geum" (2003), Han had her breakout role in the revenge series Revenge in 2005. This was followed by her other memorable roles in period dramas "Capital Scandal" (2007) and "Yi San" (2007), contemporary dramas "Cain and Abel" (2009) and "Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats" (2011), and romantic comedies "The Rooftop Prince" (2012) and "Familiar Wife" (2018), as well as drama film "Miss Baek" (2018)...More
Kim Yu-ri graduated with a degree in Film Making from Kyungsung University in Busan. After graduation, she began working on commercial and independent features and has been making several short films including How Long Has That Door Been Open? which received the Grand Prize in the Korean Shorts competition at the 2014 Jeonju International Film Festival. "Sub-zero Wind" is her first feature film...More
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