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[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2016/12/11 | 383 views | Permalink

"King of Prism" breaks Korea's record for the longest-running Japanese anime, The Quint lists must-see Korean films for newbies, LA Film Critics honor Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden", and see the rookie actors and actresses that burst onto the K-cinema scene this year.

"ANIME NEWS: 'King of Prism' breaks Japanese anime record in South Korea"

How popular is Japanese anime in Korea? This year saw a new record for a Japanese anime film when Masakazu Hishida's "King of Prism" spent more than 14 weeks in the charts. "We could never have dreamed that the movie would have such a long run in South Korea, could we?" said the film's director. The previous record was held by "Love Live!", which, in 2015, enjoyed a 14-week run.


"Blood, Thrills and Horror: South Korean Films You Just Can't Miss"

Are you interested in Korean cinema but don't know where to begin? The Quint has this great list of some of South Korea's top flicks, including Yeon Sang-ho's "Train to Busan", Bong Joon-ho's "Memories of Murder", and Park Chan-wook's "Thirst". Have you seen all these great films? What films can you recommend to someone just starting to explore the wonderful world of Korean cinema?


"LA Film Critics Give The Handmaiden Best Foreign Film Prize"

The LA Film Critics have honored Park Chan-wook's gripping thriller "The Handmaiden" with their Foreign-Language Film award at this year's ceremony, as well as the prize for Best Production Design. The film sold 4.2 million admissions during its run in Korea, and international filmgoers are just as excited to catch another stunning masterpiece by one of modern Korea's best directing talents. Congratulations! Have you seen "The Handmaiden"? Let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below...


"What Planet Are You From?"

Kobiz looks back at 2016 in Korean cinema and highlights some of the most successful rookie actors and actresses that made a name for themselves through their incredible performances. Kim Tae-ri, for example, who starred in Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden", was one such talent who fans of K-cinema should definitely be watching out for in the future.


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