[UK] BFI : Im Kwon-taek: Run Far, Fly High 2012/10/09, Source,
19 October 2012 - 2 November 2012
Im Kwon-taek, winner of the Best Director prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Berlin Bear Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, came from a humble film background as a prop assistant to a lighting assistant. Yet since 1962 he has directed more than 100 films in his native South Korea. Critics contend that after his early films of the 60s and 70s - mainly historical dramas and war movies - Im found his true artistic voice in the 1980s and onward, through his subtly subversive manner of portraying South Korea's urgent and pressing social issues during a time when the country's film industry was highly censored,...More
PIFF Names Recipient of 2008 Korean Cinema Award 2008/08/22, Source, The 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will present Richard Peñawith its 2008 Korean Cinema Award. The award has been handed out annually since the first PIFF, recognizing individuals who have made notable efforts in introducing Korean films to the global film industry.
Theater to Play Only Korean Movies Opens in Tokyo 2006/03/11, Source, A theater specializing in Korean movies has opened in Tokyo.
Although the new theater is a multiplex cinema scheduled to show a variety of Asian films nearly 70 percent of movies to be screened there will be Korean.
This is due to the remarkable popularity of Korean soap operas, dramas and pop mus,...More
First off, the 5th Cordoba Animation Festival to be opened on April 27 in Cordoba, Argentina, invited two Korean animations in its Film section as well as video competition section and in its Internet animation competition secti,...More
Im Kwon-taek, world-class movie director 2005/02/11, Source, Tony Rayns, a famous British film critic, once said about Im Kwon-taek that his movies unfold like drawing a circle, not a line, that keeps growing around the subject of the movie or conversely keeps narrowing down toward the center, and that,...More
Women have say on what they see 2004/11/25, Source, November 25, 2004 ㅡ There is a scene from the film "Silmido" in which two South Korean soldiers slip off base and rape a civilian nurse. The underlying notion behind the scene was to highlight the grueling conditions suffered by "Unit 684", a group of Army recruits who underwent intense train,...More
EVERY ten or so years, a new country seems to take the lead in ground-breaking cinema. After the second world war, Italian neo-realists had the field; in the 1960s it was the French new wave. More recently, in the 1990s, China d,...More
New York Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Korean Film 2004/10/15, Source, On the heels of a newfound interest in Korean films abroad, cinematic masterpieces from Korea will be presented in New York. The Film Society of the Lincoln Center would hold a special event commemorating 60 years of Korean film, from Nov. 12 though Dec. 7, the Korean Culture Service in New York sai,...More
Wearing an elegant black velvet coatdress and husband Warren Beatty, scene diva Annette Bening stepped onto the red carpet and officially kicked off the 29th year of the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday.
This year's gala opening was Bening's "Being Julia,...More
"There Is No Scenario... Just as in Our Life" 2003/11/18, Source, "Low Class Life (下流人生)".
This is the movie that Director Lim Kwon-taek is working on now who has achieved a long-sought desire of the Korean filming industry by winning the Director's Award at the Cannes Film Festival last year with "Chihwaseon (,...More
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