“Choosing and living a life in a way of which one has never imagined, the women will experience a harsh world. But after they overcome the wild procedure, they will find themselves full of confidence. As these women did, I hope the audience could have a similar sentiment and look back upon one selves whether they had a sincere attitude towards the world.” Director KIM has born with an art instinct. Starting from designing posters, he has worked as a production designer and even a music director. Having the talent to fully understand a film piece and incorporate the inspiration into artwork, the audiences are expecting to see how he will unfold his style in < Girl Scout >.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Tenor Lirico Spinto" 2015/01/10,
Jae-cheol (played by Yoo Ji-tae) is a famed Korean opera singer. Jae-cheol's story is mainly one of novelty. As noted by music producer Sawada (played by Yusuke Iseya), he didn't come all the way to Europe just to hire some Asian guy. But there's no arguing with the quality of Jae-cheol's voice".The Tenor Lirico Spinto" is, in full force, a love letter to opera. All of its characters genuinely adore the institution, and with these kinds of musical performances, it's easy to see how the art form is able to inspire such loyalty,...More
KOFIC success at Tokyo market 2011/11/02, Source,
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has announced successful results from the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival and 8th TIFFCOM market after a presentation on co-productions and locations incentives, the Ko-production in Tokyo project meetings, and film sales at the KOFIC umbrella stand.
On Oct. 26 at TIFFCOM, KOFIC held a presentation on Korea's Global Contents Fund and its Location Incentive Systems. More than 120 film industry professionals attended the event at Roppongi Hills. Kinema Junpo Film Institute's Executive Director Yoshio Kakeo opened the event that detailed the Korean government's KW100 billion (US$90 million) Global Fund, set for launch in November, as well as present KOFIC's co-productions and locations incentive programs,...More
Korean film industry at the 8th TIFFCOM 2011/10/28, Source, By KOFIC Staff
The Korean film industry is strongly represented at the Tokyo International Film Festival's content market TIFFCOM, which opened yesterday to run until Oct 26 in the Roppongi Hills complex. The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has opened an umbrella stand with seven sales companies - CJ Entertainment, Showbox / Mediaplex, Finecut,M-Line Distribution, 9ers Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment, and Mirovision.
"Last year, the KOFIC umbrella stand only had four companies, but this year we have a large-scale stand with seven companies. They are doing well with meetings results already on the first day. The companies were able to schedule ahead from Busan's Asian Film Market", said Jiwon CHOI, Japan & Europe Regional Manager on KOFIC's International Co-production Team,...More
KOFIC NEWS 2011/10/06, Source,
Aiming to promote and develop international co-productions, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is planning two upcoming KO-Production events in Tokyo and in Paris.
Ko-Production in Tokyo will be held in conjunction with TIFFCOM, the market that runs parallel to the Tokyo International Film Festival. As part of TIFFCOM's revamped Tokyo Project Gathering, which has a new focus on co-productions, KOFIC will be sending five Korea-Japan co-production projects to participate. Ko-Pro Tokyo will run Oct. 25 – 27 at the Ropponggi Hills complex with mentoring and one-on-one business meetings,...More
Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today at the MoMA 2011/09/16, Source, Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today will start on Sept. 22 and last through Oct. 2.
This year, we are pleased to welcome back Yim Soon-rye, South Korea's most highly regarded female filmmaker, to The Korea Society for the Opening Night's screening of "Rolling Home with a Bull" (2010), which follows a young man's forlorn life as a failed poet and unemployed bachelor who winds up taking an unexpected journey throughout the country with his father's cvherished bull and making a series of peculiar run-ins.
This year's Yeonghwa series will also have a special focus on director Jeon Kyu-hwan, whose Town Trilogy films--"Mozart Town" (2008), "Animal Town" (2009) and "Dance Town" (2010)-examines various human lives that exist in Seoul's urban landscape, including those of an African laborer, a Russian exchange student, a reformed pedophile, a North Korean defector, and a dejected print-shop owner. Jeon's Town Trilogy critiques the "town" of Seoul from a sociological auteur's perspective,...More
Soo Ae: 'I Want to Show a Strong Image' 2010/10/15, Source,
The name of actress Soo Ae has always been followed by words such as "graceful" and "pure". But she does not seem to really like those modifiers according to an interview she gave at a hotel located in Sogongdong on October 14.
Soo Ae said, "I do not want to be defined as a 'graceful' actress even though I suppose I have to appreciate those modifiers. I just began my career as an actress and I still have a long way to go",...More
"Ajumma". The word can be roughly translated as "auntie", normally referring to married women or those past the rosy bloom of their youth. In certain contexts it can,...More
Korean movies leap into box-office fray 2008/05/29, Source, In late April, Iron Man arrived in the Korean cinema, smashing the box office into very profitable pieces. In mid-May, Prince Caspian took the baton and kept up the pressure on Korean competitors. Last weekend, whip-wielding Indy joined the Hollywood-only party, roped in plenty of movie tickets sale,...More
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