Korean Films Continue to Rate Highly with Korean Audiences
There are few surprises in KOFIC's latest report analyzing audience tastes from 1998 to 2008: 45.9% of Koreans prefer Korean films while 36.5% are said to prefer U.S films. While 10% of audience members surveyed had no preference where a film was made only a tiny number, 2.6% preferred European film,...More
62nd Cannes Selects 9 Korean Films
A total of 9 Korean films including 5 features have been invited to the official line-up of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 13 – 24 in the famed coastal city of southern France. Headlining the robust range of Korean films this year is Park Chan-wook's vampire thriller, "Thirst", one o,...More
Park Chan-wook's Cannes Entry Thirst Continues to Rampage Local Box Office
The long weekend has proven to be a hit for Chan-wook's highly anticipated "Thirst". Despite mixed reviews, the Korean vampire film, hyped nearly as much as Kim Jee-woon's "The Good, The Bad, The Weird" (2008) did not defy hope becoming the biggest opening for a Korean film this year. Released on ,...More
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