[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/04/22,
Note the Korean films that will be competing at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, the Evening Standard reviews Park Chan-wook's "masterpiece", explore Korea's various bro films, and KoBiz's latest infographic documents the different Korean presidents that have appeared in film,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Moon Young" 2017/03/04,
Moon-young (played by Kim Tae-ri, the underappreciated actual female lead in "The Handmaiden") is a taciturn student who compulsively records nearly every moment she spends outdoors. Why Moon-young acts in such a peculiar manner is the main mystery of "Moon Young", although the minimalist nature of the production is such that the answers offered are, by design, unimpressive. The film closes out with a surprise encounter on the subway that is, more than anything else, rather ominous,...More
[Photos] Kim Tae-ri's expression 2017/01/18, Source,
Actress Kim Tae-ri was awarded the Rookie Award at This Year's Movie Award held on the 8th.
This Year's Movie Award is hosted by the Film Reporters Association and nominees are picked out by those involved in this association,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Film - And the Winner Is... 2016/12/26,
It is the final week of the exciting First Annual HanCinema Awards! The ladies of Korean cinema have received your votes and the results are in! Thank you so much for voting and giving these wonderful actresses your votes. HanCinema couldn't have done this without you.,...More
Yim Soon-rye's "Little Forest" to cast Kim Tae-ri 2016/10/10, Source,
The Association of Korean Independent Film&Video is celebrating its 18th anniversary this year. Independent Film Exclusive theater Indie Space, Seoul Independence Film Festival, Seoul Art Cinema, Indie Forum and other organizations study independent film policies, production support and distribution. It aims for independence from authority by shedding off conventional formulas,...More
[Photos] Cho Jin-woong's outstanding act 2016/07/04, Source,
Everyone is talking about Cho Jin-woong and his performance in the movie "The Hunt".
"The Hunt" is about a 16 hour chase of hunters who go up a mountain they should have kept out of and a hunter named Ki-seong who saw something he shouldn't have seen. Cho Jin-woong takes on the role of Dong-geun, the head of the hunters' group and his twin brother Myeong-geun. These characters have a tremendous amount of desire and passion,...More
[Orion's Drama News] From Rags to Mega-Riches 2016/06/25,
This week I talk KCON New York and HanCinema's attendance there. I also take a look at the super rich, super smart, super talented and all around perfect character of Lee Jong-suk in "W" and what he might mean in terms of how we write and experience fiction and Korean dramas. Before my upcoming drama goodies and personal watch list, I talk Dramaland ladies and introduce upcoming drama "Woman of Dignity",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Handmaiden" 2016/06/25,
The time is the Japanese Occupation. Sook-hee (played by Kim Tae-ri) is a street-level thief and con artist who like anyone else is just trying to get by. Opportunity arises in the form of the Count (played by Ha Jung-woo) who needs assistance as part of an elaborate scheme to gain access to the family fortune of Hideko (played by Kim Min-hee). All is not as it seems. Although in the movies, when is it ever?,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.06.03 ~ 2016.06.05 2016/06/06, Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" suppresses Marvel's mutants...
Park Chan-wook's latest film, "The Handmaiden", starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, and Ha Jung-woo, was officially released last Wednesday and dislodged Marvel's "X-Men: Apocalypse" at the top of the pile. Last weekend the latest "X-Men" film entered the chart and occupied first place with 1.1 million admissions going its way (51%). Park's much-anticipated thriller, however, shot to the top in its first weekend out by capturing 47% of the box office pie. From 1,167 screens, and fresh after its successful run at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received favourable reviews from critics and filmgoers alike, "The Handmaiden" attracted 1.2 million admissions to top the chart during its first weekend out on home soil,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/04/23, Park Chan-wook is back in the spotlight as "The Handmaiden" heads to Cannes, Inverse has a compelling take on the relationship between South Korean cinema and the country's socio-political reality, KOBIZ shares an infographic showing the locations of Hong Sang-soo's films, and Pierce Conran asks if there is still space in multiplexes for romantic dramas,...More
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