NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

N. Korean Novel to Be Made Into S. Korean Film

2005/05/10 Source

By Kim Ki-tae
Staff Reporter

A South Korean filmmaker will screen a North Korean novel on the life of the 16th century hostess Hwang Chin-i.

Siz Entertainment yesterday said that it had recently signed a copyright agreement with unidentified North Korean authorities. The novel "Hwang Chin-i" was written by North Korean novelist Hong Sok-jung in 2002 and also published in South Korea last year.

"We reached the agreement during a recent visit to Kaesong in the North", Siz's president Jo Seong-won said. However, he declined to comment on the details. The filmmaker is to hold a relevant press conference at 2 p.m. today.

Meanwhile, Yonhap News Agency yesterday reported the filmmaker will likely shoot most of the scenes in the North from spring next year. If the reported plan is realized, it will be the first South Korean film shot on North Korean soil. A local flick, "Bold Family", had several scenes filmed in the North, but only in the tourist area around Mt. Kumgang.

However, the Foundation of Inter-Korean Cooperation, which has brokered the copyright deal, denied the report. "Most of the reports are misleading or wrong", its official said on condition of anonymity.

The author, Hong, is the grandson of Hong Myong-hi, one of the greatest modern-time novelists and the author of "Im Kkok-chong". Hong Sok-jung drew attention early this year for criticizing Sakyejul, a South Korean publisher of "Im Kkok-chong" for violating his copyright.

Hong Sok-jung's novel "Hwang Chin-i" depicts the life of the legendary kisaeng, female courtesan and entertainers.

Siz Entertainment has produced "Springtime" in 2004 and "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" in 2001.

Source :

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"N. Korean Novel to Be Made Into S. Korean Film"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news
  • Moon Geun-young to Take Short Break From Acting
    2005/05/10 (Source)

    Teen actress Moon Geun-young announced she will take a break from acting until the end of the year.

    The 18-year-old actress, who is in her final year of high school, will concentrate on studying for her college entrance exams, according to reports.

    While Moon will still be seen in television,...

  • Fashion show serves to mend Korea-Japan ties
    2005/05/09 (Source)

    KORIYAMA, Japan - A fashion show by a renowned Korean designer rattled this usually-quiet city as thousands of Japanese flocked here to catch a glimpse of Korean TV stars on the catwalk as well as a lavish and extravagant show by Andre Kim.

    The gala, held Saturday at the Big Palette Convention ,...

  • Choi Ji-woo to release her photograph & DVD collection on June in Japan
    2005/05/09 (Source)

    As Hanryu (Korean Wave) star Choi Ji-woo holds a press conference regarding her photograph collection and DVD collection release, scheduled to be launched on June, in the Western Hotel, Tokyo on May 9, Choi Ji-woo's large-sized photograph collection as well as DVD collection enthusiasm is expecte,...

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations