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  • [Hancinema Film Review] "Confession of an Actress" + Full Movie

    Kim Soo-yong was one of the most prolific directors of the 60's, in an era when film production was rather fast and films were being released constantly, without much regard for quality, in an effort to meet the quota for the import of foreign films, which at the time was 3 (local productions) to 1 (foreign production). A number of directors managed to shoot 6-8 films per year, but Kim Soo-yong went a step further, by shooting 10 in 1967. "Confession of an Actress", which is based on a novel by Yoon Seok-joo, is one of them,...More
  • [Artists' Choice] Director Bae Chang-ho Lists His 11 Favorite Korean Movies

    Bae Chang-ho was the most commercially successful director of the 1980s, who made a number of chic melodramas about the new sensibility of the young generation. His debut film, "People in the Slum" (1982), and following films, "Whale Hunting" (1984), "Deep Blue Night" (1985), and "Our Joyful Young Days" (1987) all generated enthused reactions from not only ordinary moviegoers but also hardcore film maniacs,...More
  • [Guest Film Review] "The Seashore Village"

    The Korean Film Archive channel is filled with movies taking place in secluded areas, like villages in the mountains and remote islands. "The Seashore Village" is definitely among the best, as it implements a different approach, focusing, almost exclusively, on women, who, as we are about to see, were much less bound by the "rules" of social conduct than their mainland counterparts. Let us take things from the beginning, though,...More
  • [Guest Film Review] "Flame in the Valley" + Full Movie

    Winner of the Best Film award at the 1967 Blue Dragon, "Flame in the Valley" is a quintessential anti-war movie, and one of the best titles I have watched in my "endeavors" with the Korean Classic Film Archive,...More
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 Winners

    Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 winners' list,...More
  • [New York] Press Conference with Korean directors

    2013/08/01, Source
    ContemporAsian: Focus on Korea @ MoMA Thursday, August 8, 2013 From Monday, August 5th though Sunday, 11th, The Korea Society and MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) co-presents 'Focus on Korea' as part of 'ContemporAsian' film series which presents many contemporary Asian films from pan-Asian countries. The series selects critically lauded Korean films, highlighting current social issues, injustice and human nature. The films maximize distinctive narrative skills from some of Korea's insightful and penetrative renegade filmmakers,...More
  • Film Archives releases Kim Soo-yong DVD collection

    2011/12/22, Source
    The Korean Film Archives (KOFA) has released a four-disc DVD box set of master director Kim Soo-yong's works. In addition to commentary on the films, the box set includes a documentary, a booklet by renowned critic Kim Young-jin, and other supplements. The DVDs come with English, Korean and Japanese subtitles,...More
  • Archive spotlights '60s literary films

    2011/12/19, Source
    (Above picture: Actress Yoon Jung-hee and Kang-Shin Sung-il in a scene from Kim Soo-yong's "Night Journey") Cinephiles will have a rare chance to look at some of Korea's hallmark 1960s "literature films". The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) has released a DVD collection of masterworks by Kim Soo-yong, a leading filmmaker of the Golden Age. Kim is renowned for adapting literary works to depict various aspects of contemporary life, adding to the richness of one of the most productive, artistically experimental decades in Korean cinema history,...More
  • Yoon Jung-hee wins LA Film Critics Award

    2011/12/13, Source
    The 37th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards gave its Best Actress honor to Korea's Yoon Jung-hee for her performance in "Poetry". Directed by Lee Chang-dong, the film stars Yun as a dandy old lady who lives with her grandson and the inner awakenings she experiences as she starts to take a poetry class and the harsh realities she finds she has to face,...More
  • Busan film festival opens to star-studded fanfare, Always

    2011/10/07, Source
    By KOFIC Staff Despite some concern over construction delays at the Busan Cinema Center, the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has opened at the new dedicated venue on schedule and with a galaxy of local and international stars on the red carpet. The festival opened Oct. 6 with the world premiere of Song Il-gon's ill-fated love story "Always", starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo. The film had sold out in seven seconds and the director and his stars were greeted with huge cheers as they stepped onto the Busan Cinema Center's red carpet with festival director Lee Yong Kwan. Song declared, "This is a great honor in my life",...More
  • Hyun Bin: 'I Feel No Fear About Joining Marines'

    2011/02/14, Source
    Hyun Bin enthusiastically played the male protagonist named Hoon in the movie "Late Autumn - 2010". Actor Hyun Bin, who appeared in "Late Autumn - 2010" with Chinese actress Tang Wei, said, "I hope that I can become a more mature and strong person in the military". This year, Hyun Bin has been enjoying the most success since his debut. The SBS drama "Secret Garden", in which he appeared, recorded high viewer ratings of around 30 percent, and his movies "Late Autumn - 2010" and "Come Rain Come Shine" were officially invited to the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. He has been spending the busiest time by holding promotional activities for his movies and filming various TV commercials, but he will join the Marine Corps on March 7. He will leave the screen at the time he has received the greatest love by people. During an interview with Hyun Bin held at the Wangsibri CGV, he said, "I have no fear about joining the military",...More
  • PIFF retrospective to focus on Kim Ji-mee
    2010/09/07, Source
    Each year the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) holds a Korean Cinema Retrospective, offering local and overseas audiences a glimpse into the glories of Korean film history. This year's spotlight is on actress Kim Ji-mee, considered a go,...More
  • "Late Autumn - 2010" invited to Toronto

    2010/08/27, Source
    South Korean director Kim Tae-yong's ambitious Korea-China-US co-production ",...More
  • Kim Min-jung, Yoo Seung-ho to promote Chungmuro film fest

    2010/06/27, Source
    Korean actress Kim Min-jung (left) and actor Yoo Seung-ho (right) [Chungmuro International Film Fsetival] Korean stars Kim Min-jung and Yoo Seung-ho have been selected as publicity ambassadors for the 4th annual Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul (CHIFFS). "These two actors are adored by the public because they have solid acting skills and familiarity", explained chairman of CHIFFS Kim Soo-yong. "Their classic looks and modern sensibility fit the image of the film festival",...More
  • 2010 Korean Cinema Lineup
    2009/12/27, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The past year represented hope and revitalization for Korean cinema. While problems such as piracy linger on, the forecast for 2010 cinema appears promising with diverse projects in the making.

    Cineastes are finding inspiration from the past and are bringing rem,...
  • Movies to Watch in 2010
    2009/12/07, Source
    The film industry is already preparing for next year. Many renowned filmmakers have returned to Korea to produce movies about war and sequels to hit movies.

    Director Im Kwon-taek will produce his 101st movie,...
  • Late Film Director Yu to Get National Order of Culture Merit

    2009/06/29, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Master director Yu Hyun-mok passed away Sunday due to a combination of cerebral infarction and diabetes durin,...
  • [ChanMi's star news] A great star has left us!

    2009/06/28, Source
    A well known and respected Korean movie director, Yu Hyun-mok has left us on the 28th. At the age of 84 he leaves many of his masterpieces and inspiration for the next generation,...More
  • Old Films Return With Foreign Dubbing
    2009/05/18, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) has recovered and restored from overseas five old Korean films, and will offer screenings at its theater in northern Seoul through the end of the month. Interestingly, these popular works from the 1960s and '70s are dubbed in Chinese,...
  • Korean Films at the 12th PiFan
    2008/07/18, Source
    The 12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) kicks off this July 18 27 with the biggest line-up of genre films in Asia. Best of all are the return of high-profile Korean films to the fest and a warmer interaction with the local film industry after setbacks in previous years. KOF,...More
  • Youth Film Festival to Sizzle Seoul
    2008/07/15, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The summer heat will go up a notch with youthful energy: the 10th Seoul International Youth Film Festival (SIYFF) opens today with 117 works from 35 countries through July 22.

    "Your Friends" (2008) by Japanese filmmaker Ryuichi Hiroki opens the festival 7 p.m. t,...
  • Actress Yoon Marks 40th Anniversary of Debut

    2007/12/03, Source
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff Reporter

    A special exhibition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of veteran actress Yoon Jung-hee's debut on the,...
  • Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul
    2007/10/24, Source
    Seoul will host newcomer Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul (CHIFFS, English website: from October 25 until November 2, 2007.

    The festival will take place in the Chungmuro area, originally, home of Korean cinema, at the venues: Myungbo Theater, Joongang Cinema,,...
  • 1st Chungmuro Fest Announces Line-Up
    2007/09/18, Source
    Scheduled to launch October 25 to November 2, the first Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul (CHIFFS) will present a line-up of 150 titles from 32 countries. Located in the historical hub of the Korean film industry, the event will distinguish itself from a myriad of other film festivals,...More
  • Documentaries to Dominate Women's Film Fest
    2005/03/08, Source
    The 7th Women's Film Festival runs at ArtReOn theater in Shinchon, Seoul from April 8 through 15. Some 90 movies from 27 countries, from South Africa to Greece, Turkey, and the Czech Republic, come together under the theme "See the World through Women's Eyes".

    It is divided into seven categories,...
  • Korean Erotic Films Get Their Due
    2004/05/03, Source
    Erotic films have passed their days at the bottom of the cinematic food chain. Erotic movies, which take a large proportion of the B grade movies along with horror and action films, are usually similar in their plots. However, critics and die-hard fans now recognize that such movies have hidden in t,...More
  • 50 years of Korean cinema at a glance
    2004/01/01, Source
    A large-scale retrospective will give cinephiles a rare chance to see the best of Korean cinema over the past 50 years. "Panorama: 50 Years of Korean Cinema" will present 54 films for 15 days at Hollywood Cinema in Seoul. The program will kick off the New Year today and continue through Jan. 15.

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