A young film student and her mother run away seaside town of Mohang to escape their mounting debt. The young woman begins writing a script for a short film in order to calm her nerves:
Three women named Anne appear, and each woman consecutively visits the seaside town of Mohang. The first Anne is a successful film director. The second Anne is a married woman secretly in an affair with a Korean man. The third Anne is a divorce whose husband left her for a Korean woman. A young woman tends to the small hotel by the Mohang foreshore owned by her parents. A certain lifeguard can always be seen wandering up and down the beach that lies nearby. Each Anne stays at this small hotel, receives some assistance from the owner’s daughter, and ventures onto the beach where they meet the lifeguard.
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/04/23, Park Chan-wook is back in the spotlight as "The Handmaiden" heads to Cannes, Inverse has a compelling take on the relationship between South Korean cinema and the country's socio-political reality, KOBIZ shares an infographic showing the locations of Hong Sang-soo's films, and Pierce Conran asks if there is still space in multiplexes for romantic dramas,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Right Now, Wrong Then" 2015/10/17,
Choon-soo (played by Jung Jae-young) is a well regarded film director on a winter trip to Suwon to give a guest talk about one of his movies. Aside from this one errand, Choon-soo apparently has nothing better to do than wander around cultural sites and eventually strike up a conversation with Hee-jeong (played by Kim Min-hee). As it turns out, Hee-jeong also has nothing better to do with her time than have random conversations with random strangers. Although it probably helps that Choon-soo is a somewhat famous stranger,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "In Another Country" 2014/01/24, Hong Sang-soo films always have a strong meta-narrative. The characters in his stories think they're living their lives according to some grand design, and so consequently have no idea how childish and foolish their attempts to live these fantasies actually look. Typically this is all just subtext- "In Another Country" takes the curious step of explicitly being a story about a story. Almost the entirity of the film is just in the imagination of Won-joo (played by Jung Yu-mi), a young woman trying to write a story that's true to life.
Appreciating this film requires some understanding of the fictional writing process. Authors often claim that characters come to them fully formed,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/09/07, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Our Sunhi": A young filmmaker returns to her old school in the hopes to get a letter of recommendation from her past professor. (09/12)
★★★★★ "The Face Reader": The most skilful face reader in the Joseon dynasty gets pulled from his life of seclusion and soon finds himself in the middle of a political power struggle for the crown. (09/11),...More
Meet Legendary Korean Director Kang Woo-Seok in Los Angeles 2013/04/05, Source,
Legendary Korean Director Kang Woo-seok will be in Los Angeles for a special presentation of his highly anticipated upcoming release "Fist of Legend". This film will be the first Korean film to have a same weekend theatrical release in Korea and N. America! Director Kang is in Los Angeles for just 2 days, before rushing back just in time to see the film open in Seoul on April 10! "Fist of Legend" will open in 20 cities across N. America on April 12.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Dir. Kang will be participating in 2 special screening events both taking place at CGV Cinemas during his short Los Angeles visit,...More
CJ Entertainment Proudly Presents "R2B: Return to Base" DVD 2013/02/04,
Rivals on the Ground ... Allies in the Air Action-Packed Drama Starring Rain, Flying Onto DVD March 12th "... high-octane finale ..." - Los Angeles Times "... pretty swell entertainment". - Film Journal International Two pilots must set aside their differences and lead the way to rescue a comrade and prevent war in the action-packed drama "R2B: Return to Base", flying onto DVD March 12 from CJ Entertainment America,...More
Art and Culture 2012/10/11, Source,
And now it's time for our arts and culture segment with Michelle Kim. Today she has news on the British Film Institute's annual film festival that opened in London yesterday and an update on the world premiere of a film starring Salma Hayek and Kevin James.
Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So, what will you start us off with[Reporter : ] The BFI London Film Festival, the largest film event in the UK, kicked off yesterday with some of the best films from established and emerging filmmakers, including 6 from Korea, and enough red carpet glamour to keep the paparazzi happy. Take a look. The 56th BFI London Film Festival opened yesterday as A-list stars from all over the world, including Tim Burton, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irvine, hit the red carpet for a bit of glitz and glamour before the opening film got started,...More
Jung Yu-mi's Gamble on TV Soap Proves Worthwhile 2012/09/04, Source,
Actress Jung Yu-mi was at first reluctant to accept the lead role in tvN's "I Need Romance 2012" but she now feels the gambit of switching from movies to cable TV has paid off. The show, a romantic comedy that finished airing early this month after garnering surprisingly favorable viewer ratings, is a sequel to the hit soap with the same title that first aired in 2011. "I thought I'd be better off staying in films, even though I liked the [drama's] script and wanted the role very much. But now I think it was stupid of me to even consider not going for it", she said,...More
KOFFIA 2012 Film Line-up Revealed! 2012/07/20, Source,
The 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia, KOFFIA, is pleased to announce its film line-up for 2012.
KOFFIA will showcase 20 of the best and latest Korean feature films as well as a few past classics, in a diverse program that will allow audiences to discover their connection to Korean cinema and culture. Audiences will once again be treated to a feast of Korean festivities taking place at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney and ACMI Cinemas Federation Square in Melbourne. While for the first time selected titles will also screen at Tribal Theatre in Brisbane, as August and September sees 16 days of screenings across the Australian east coast,...More
Director Im Sang-soo captures recipe of failure at Cannes 2012/05/30, Source,
The Cannes Film Festival appears to be particularly cruel for one Korean director. Perhaps Im Sang-soo's tirade for his failure to win means a gap the Korean film industry has to fill to be a producer of movies that truly live up to global standards.
Before and after the closing ceremony, Lim, who directed, "The Taste of Money", said to various Korean media that his failure to win was a personal "tragedy" and his participation a mistake because he was telling a "very Korean story" that foreigners can't understand,...More
Little women of Korean cinema 2012/05/17, Source, Isabelle Huppert, left, and Jung Yu-mi in "In Another Country", a film by Hong Sang-soo. It is one of 22 entires for the competion category at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens in theaters nationawide on May 31. / Courtesy of Jeonwonsa
Cannes publicity ignores chronic lack of interesting roles for actresses By Kwaak Je-yup No one can dispute that the Korean film industry is flourishing. Investment and return are both on the upside. The sheer number of productions is rising, spawning hits and, of course, misses. This year, the local press is abuzz about two homegrown works vying for awards at the world's most prestigious cinema showcase, the Cannes Film Festival, namely "In Another Country" by Hong Sang-soo and "The Taste of Money" by Im Sang-soo,...More
Art and Culture 2012/05/17, Source,
It's Thursday and we're back with our Michelle Kim to give us the latest updates on the arts and culture scene. From furnitures to the newest Korean movies, she has it all for us today.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So, what do you have for us today ?,...More
Finecut announces new KIM Ki-duk film 2012/02/13, Source,
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has announced the well-known Korean director Kim Ki-duk's next film, tentatively titled "Pieta", is set to start shooting this month.
The film is about a brutal man who works for a cruel loan shark. Without any family or loved ones to worry about, he has no fear or hesitation when it comes to carrying out his evil deeds. One day, a mysterious woman shows up in his life, saying she is his mother. At first, he doesn't believe her, having no memories of a mother. But as his attachment to her grows, he discovers her gruesome yet sad secret,...More
- Stay on topic and do not spam.
- Post only in English, as this is an English language community.
- Do not request or mention illegal download/streaming services.
- Do not post sexist, racist, homophobic or other hateful and discriminatory content.
- Refrain from abusive language.
- No graphic content allowed.
- Respect the right of other users to share their opinion. Arguments are welcome, fights are not.
Comments which break the rules will be moderated or erased. Repeated rule breaking will result in warnings followed by blacklisting upon non-compliance.
To participate to HanCinema, you must sign up or log in. Sign up, Why ?
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.