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  • [Hancinema's Film Review] "Ruby"

    2019/12/14
    Handling pretentiousness as a director is a very difficult task, which very few have managed to complete adequately (Naomi Kawase's "Radiance" and a number of Leos Carax's films come to mind), and even those, not all the time. In that regard, Park Han-jin had a quite difficult task in his hands for his first feature effort, directing a film about a filming, which also functions much like a stage play and is shot in black-and-white. Let us see how he fared,...More
  • Low-Budget Korean Film Hailed at Cannes

    2015/05/22, Source
    The Korean movie "Madonna" received a rave response in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes International Film Festival. Following its screening at the Palais des Festivals on Wednesday, the film was given a standing ovation by an audience including actress Isabella Rossellini, who chairs the section jury, and Japanese director Naomi Kawase, whose film opened it,...More
  • Jeonju Digital Project 2012 trio announced

    2012/01/20, Source
    The 13thJeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced the three directors for this year's Jeonju Digital Project short film omnibus. Raya MARTIN, one of the most prominent young filmmakers of the Pinoy cinema renaissance, Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA, "a visionary poet" of contemporary Sri Lankan cinema, and Ying Liang, one of the most promising directors on the Chinese digital independent filmmaking scene,...More
  • "Arirang" and "The Yellow Sea" play at Mar del Plata

    2011/11/09, Source
    Argentina's Mar del Plata International Film Festival is screening Korean films "ARIRANG - Movie", directed by Kim Ki-duk, and "The Yellow Sea", directed by Na Hong-jin during its 26th edition, Nov. 5 – 13. Screening in the Panorama – Auteurs section, the documentary "ARIRANG - Movie" stars the maverick director Kim Ki-duk who shot the film of himself mainly while holing up in a mountain cabin in the woods. The film previously made its world premiere at the Cannes film festival where it won the Un Certain Regard award,...More
  • Japan Quake Explored in '3.11' at Short Film Festival in Seoul

    2011/10/21, Source
    The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March that created a nuclear scare serves as the basis for "3.11 Sense of Home", a collection of short films about the horrors and aftermath of the quake. It features the works of 21 internationally renowned directors, including Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Korea's Bong Joon-ho, who rose to critical acclaim after making "The Host" in 2006, Jia Zhangke of China and Japan's Naomi Kawase,...More
  • Festival Celebrates Indie Film Spirit

    2009/12/13, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The past year was a fruitful one for local independent cinema, with Lee Chung-ryoul's documentary,...
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  • Jeonju Fetes Decade of Promoting Indie Cinema
    2009/04/09, Source
    10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) to Be Held April 30-May 8

    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    In 2000, Jeonju, a small town in North Jeolla Province with a reputation for traditionally Korean things, became home to one of the country's most future-thinking film festivals. Over the f,...
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  • JIFF to feature 3 renowned Asian directors

    2009/01/14, Source
    There are so many film festivals in Korea that it's difficult to stand out. But the Jeonju International Film Festival has weathered the competition in the past decade, thanks to its unwavering focus,...More
  • Korean Actress Wins the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival

    2007/05/29, Source
    Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon won the best actress award at the 60th Cannes film festival held in Cannes, France, on May 27 for her role in,...More
  • Jeon Wins Best Actress Award at Cannes

    2007/05/28, Source
    South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday, becoming the second from her coun,...More

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