[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/10/29,
KoBiz examines a recent 'sleeper hit' in a new infographic, Film Journal International reviews a curious documentary musical set in North Korea, take your pick of top K-horrors this Halloween, and BIFF X online screening service is now live,...More
Little Wonders - The Child Actors of South Korea 2011/10/08, Source, Shim Eun-kyung - "Hansel and Gretel"
The way people perceive of child actors can be guessed by the term itself. "Child actor" instead of "actor", as it is for everyone else. Whether the world likes it or not, Western cinema, and mainly Hollywood, is the one that is available everywhere and so in our faces that we are often having trouble finding anything else. So the usual idea people have about child actors as well, comes from Hollywood.
We see children as adorable amateurs who can't really act, but are still endearing and cute for trying. We usually tend to forgive or ignore their performances in works because they seem to have no guidance or much effort put in them,...More
Summer of Horror 2006/06/12, Source, With the summer season approaching, local movie-goers can look forward to a host of new horror films, a Korean cinema staple during the hot and humid months of July and August. Film companies bank on the Korean tradition of beating-the-heat by going to a bone-chilling horror movie in an ultra-air-co,...More
While film is an old Western tradition, Koreans have long relied on horror flicks to cool the summer heat. And as the summer season lurks just around the corner, serial killers, freaks and ghosts are out in full force to chill moviegoers.
Seven Korean Films to Air on American Cable 2006/03/09, Source, Seven Korean films, including "Old Boy" and "Samaria", will be shown on the Sundance Movie Channel, an American cable TV network.
Kim Jee-suk, programmer of the Pusan International Film Festival, recently stated, "SunDance Movie Channel, a leading movie cable channel in the United States, has bough,...More
'Bunshinsaba' strikes at forced conformity 2004/08/03, Source, In a homogeneous society, it is often dangerous to be different from others. People come under enormous pressure to follow the widely held beliefs, fashions and lifestyle pursued by a majority of society. Straying from this perceived normalcy, or collective uniformity, invites a severe backlash.
Puchon festival offers alternative films 2004/07/15, Source, Movies tend to create and pursue fantasy, offering a much-needed reprieve for people sick and tired of their unbearably boring and mundane lives.
This general perception takes on a special meaning when it comes to the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival which kicks off its 10-day run toda,...More
Weird, Freaky Films Galore at PiFan 2004 2004/07/13, Source, The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival will open Wednesday in Puchon, Gyeonggi Province, marking its 8th anniversary. The festival will go on until July 24.
261 works (83 feature films and 178 short films) from 32 countries are participating in this festival. 72 more works will be put on,...More
It was an abrupt about-face for the staunch film industry ally.
On Friday the Minister of Culture and Tourism and former film director, Lee Chang Dong, announc,...More
Korean Horror Movie "Phone" a Hit in Italy y. 2004/05/21, Source, Director Ahn Byung-ki's second horror movie was released in 235 Italian cinemas on May 14 and has advanced to second place on the Italian box office list in the first week.
This is the first time that a Korean movie has become a hit in Italy where Hollywood movies are strongly popular. "Phone" has,...More
International Newsweek Covers Success Story of Korean Blockbusters 2004/04/28, Source, Next month's issue of the international edition of Newsweek will publish a five-page special cover story about the sensational boom of Korean blockbusters.
Under the head "Blockbuster Nation", Newsweek reported, "Orcs, elves and hobbits may rule Middle-earth, but they've proved no match for Korea',...More
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