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Born in 1963, YOON studied film at Hanyang University and received an MFA in Film Directing at Syracuse University. After receiving high praise for his short films, YOON made his directorial feature debut with "Sorum", which has won numerous awards and critical acclaim. Besides the success of the film itself, "Sorum" is also credited with discovering the full potential of JANG Jin-yeong, one of Korea's top actresses

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  • Korean movie of the week "Paparoti"

    2013/10/17, Source
    Korean movie of the week "Paparoti" (2013) Directed by Yoon Jong-chan With Han Suk-kyu, Lee Je-hoon, Oh Dal-soo, Kang So-ra, Cho Jin-woong, Lee Jae-yong-I,... Also known as "My Paparotti" and previously known as "I Am Paparoti" (나의 파파로티, na-eui pa-pa-ro-ti) Synopsis This movie talks about the genius high school student Jang-ho who dreams of becoming the next Pavaroti although he is part of a gang and Sang-jin, currently a countryside art school music teacher but once a highlighted vocal singer,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Sorum"

    The apartment complex that is the backdrop of most of the action in "Sorum" is a dank, unsettling, somewhat discouraging abode. It's the kind of rundown building people who don't have a lot of money end up staying in. Ugly stains, rough edges, and random litter abound everywhere in the building. The walls are an unsightly eyesore- nothing grotesque or horrifying, just kind of ugly. And yet, there's a certain character to it that's a bit appealing. Maybe not so much as a building designed to be pretty, but more so than boring white walls anyway. That paragraph about as much sums up the film's narrative focus, too. Yong-Hyun (played by Kim Myung-min) moves into this apartment building, and...something ensues. I'm honestly not sure what, exactly,...More
  • Han Seok-gyu and Lee Je-hoon's "Paparoti" wins the grand prix

    2013/07/15, Source
    The movie "Paparoti" won the grand prix at the 27th Fukuoka Asian Film Festival. This festival held in Fukuoka awarded "Paparoti" with the grand prize and Yoon Jong-chan, the director said, "I didn't even think of this award,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] April 2013

    April proved to be a slow month at the box office as local films gave way to foreign favourites. It wasn't until last weekend that things were given a shot in the arm as Marvel's blockbuster "Iron Man 3" sounded the horn that cause more than 2 million fans to stream in. Tom Cruise's latest efforts in "Oblivion" held down the top spot during the middle weeks, leaving Jo Dong-oh's "Running Man" to be the only Korean film to taste gold in week one. The release of both "Oblivion" and "Iron Man 3" denied Kang Woo-seok's eighth film "Fist of Legend" any traction, leaving to sit in second place spinning its tyres for much of the month,...More
  • [HanCinema Report] JIFF: Day Two

    "My Place" by Emmanuel Moonchil Park' No, you didn't miss a Day One report. My plane got in late last night so I missed the opening night festivities- not a big issue. As with any film festival, the highlight of JIFF is the films and I've set off running with three,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.12 - 2013.04.14

    Korea's love for all things Tom Cruise proves itself once again this week as the Hollywood actor's new film "Oblivion" takes the top spot. The film is based off an unpublished graphic novel from the director Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy") and Arvid Nelson. Mr. Kosiniski said that the film pays homage to the 1970s and the science fiction films of that era. 530,069 (34%) admissions were enough for the film to hold first position over 638 screenings around the country. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The sci-fi genre seems to fit Cruise's acting persona well and the thousands of Korean cinephiles that came out over the weekend to see him in action would not disagree,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.05 ~ 2013.04.07

    Jo Dong-oh's action thriller "Running Man" is off to a good start as it snatched the top spot in its first weekend out. The film claimed 501,908 (30.89%) admissions over 568 screens, only just pushing outs its closest rival "G.I. Joe 2" which came close itself with 464,619 (30.49%). "Running Man" stars Shin Ha-kyun as Cha Jong-woo, a young man who accidentally gets caught up in a murder case and soon finds himself on the run because of it. This week's chart saw a number of new entries both local and foreign, in addition to some regular faces that have made the top ten their own the last few months. But overall admissions were low, with only the top two films seeing much action in this quieter week at the movies,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.29 ~ 2013.03.31

    The second G.I. Joe film has hit the Korean peninsula and, with help of Lee Byung-hun as 'Storm Shadow' no doubt, has managed to secure first position. "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" snatched 708,267 admissions (43%) over 761 screens to make it only the second foreign film this year to make it to number one. The Korean actor Lee Byung-hun ("Masquerade" and "I Saw the Devil") shows that he still has quiet some pull with fans as the Korean public, after a relatively quiet March, have warmly welcomed his latest action efforts.,...More
  • [Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.22 ~ 2013.03.24

    HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review  (2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10) Roh Deok debut film "Very Ordinary Couple" landed in first place with 538,875 (31.9%) this past weekend. Roh's romantic melodrama draws on her own personal experiences of life and love in what is expected to be a fresh take on the Korea's romance genre. The film stars Lee Min-ki ("Spellbound") and Kim Min-hee ("Helpless") as they battle the probability of getting back together after their breakup. In addition to Roh Deok first effort, this past week also saw the release of number of new films that managed to keep things interesting during this period of relatively low admissions,...More
  • [Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.15 ~ 2013.03.17

    For the first time this year a foreign film has managed to claim the top spot in Korea's weekend box office. With 423,336 admissions, Jonathan Levine's "Warm Bodies" is the first outside entry to make it all the way to the top. However it does so with the lowest ticket count for first place this year. "Warm Bodies" is an adaptation from Isaac Marion's book of the same name; it's a paranormal romance that takes a zombie's perspective as he pursues his living love interest. "Warm Bodies" claimed 26.0% of the total ticket sales with the help of 475 screenings around the country. There were a string of new releases last week that caused a serious reshuffle in this weekend's top ten, including Yoon Jong-chan's "Paparoti", the Oscar winner "Lincoln", as well as the Italian animation "Gladiators of Rome" in 3D,...More
  • Korean movies opening today 2013/03/14 in Korea

    2013/03/14, Source
    Korean movies opening today 2013/03/14 in Korea "Paparoti", "Your Time is Up", "When Winter Screams" and "Beautiful, Miss Jin",...More
  • Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Paparoti"

    2013/02/13, Source
    Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Paparoti",...More
  • Added new poster for the upcoming Korean movie "Paparoti"

    2013/02/12, Source
    Added new poster for the upcoming Korean movie "Paparoti",...More
  • Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti"

    2013/02/08, Source
    Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti",...More
  • Added poster for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti"

    2013/02/04, Source
    Added poster for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti",...More
  • [Video] Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti"

    2013/02/01, Source
    Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti",...More
  • Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti"

    2013/01/31, Source
    Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti",...More
  • Upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti"

    2012/08/31, Source
    Added the upcoming Korean movie "I Am Paparoti"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • Hyun Bin: 'I Feel No Fear About Joining Marines'

    2011/02/14, Source
    Hyun Bin enthusiastically played the male protagonist named Hoon in the movie "Late Autumn - 2010". Actor Hyun Bin, who appeared in "Late Autumn - 2010" with Chinese actress Tang Wei, said, "I hope that I can become a more mature and strong person in the military". This year, Hyun Bin has been enjoying the most success since his debut. The SBS drama "Secret Garden", in which he appeared, recorded high viewer ratings of around 30 percent, and his movies "Late Autumn - 2010" and "Come Rain Come Shine" were officially invited to the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. He has been spending the busiest time by holding promotional activities for his movies and filming various TV commercials, but he will join the Marine Corps on March 7. He will leave the screen at the time he has received the greatest love by people. During an interview with Hyun Bin held at the Wangsibri CGV, he said, "I have no fear about joining the military",...More
  • Hyun Bin: 'There is No Right Answer for Happiness'

    2009/11/17, Source
    Actor Hyun Bin's long hair and baggy jacket do not make him look any different from what he looked like before. But the way he appears in the movie,...More
  • PiFan Launches 2 New Awards
    2009/07/09, Source
    The 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, taking place July 16 26, has announced the launch of 2 new awards this year, the NETPAC and the Fujifilm Eterna award. Both awards will be presided over by juries, with the former going to an Asian film and the latter to a Korean film.

  • Fajr Film Fest Hosts Korean Retrospective
    2009/01/14, Source
    Iran's major annual film event, the 27th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), held in Tehran, will showcase a retrospective of contemporary Korean films. 13 features produced from the years 2000 through 2008 will screen in the Persian capital, January 30 to February 10, 2009.

    Along with the,...
  • 6th Asiana International Short Film Fest
    2008/11/06, Source
    The 6th edition of the Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF) kicks off November 5th at Cinecube theater in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. Opening the fest is the World Premiere of Korean short, "Seven Superheroes VS. Monster F" by director PARK Jay. The tale is of seven superheroes living o,...More
  • AHN Seong-gi to present Asiana Short Film Fest

    2008/10/23, Source
    Asiana International Short Film Festival will undertake its 6th edition from November 5 until the 11th at Cinecube, located in Gwanghwamun, Northern Seoul. Under the supervision of Korea's leading act,...More
  • Kim Hye-soo: Film Fanatic, Actress, Now Asiana Critic

    2008/10/23, Source
    Actress Kim Hye-soo speaks at a press conference for the 6th Asiana International Short Film Festival last Tuesday.
    A press conference for the,...
  • Film fest focuses on directors, horror
    2008/10/15, Source
    The sixth Asiana International Short Film Festival will kick off its six-day run on Nov. 5 at CineCube in Seoul, featuring 70 films from 30 countries.

    "This year, we have received a total of 1,723 short films from 69 countries, which made it quite difficult for the jury to decide the finalists, b,...
  • PIFF Wraps Up 9-Day Run
    2008/10/10, Source
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff Reporter

    The 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) closed Friday with the premiere of the South Korean film "I Am Happy" directed by,...
  • Curtain falls on Pusan film fest
    2008/10/09, Source
    The 13th Pusan International Film Festival, which featured 315 films from 60 countries, will wrap up its nine-day run today in the southeastern port city of Busan with the closing film "I Am Happy", directed by Korean filmmaker,...More
  • Cinephiles unite for Busan film festival
    2008/10/03, Source
    The 13th Pusan International Film Festival places its focus on regions that have been overlooked in the past. Twenty-two selections from Central and Southeast Asia have been invited to compete.

    Chosen for their storytelling merit, most are films without the flash and extravagance usually afforded,...
  • 13th Pusan Film Festival Opens
    2008/10/02, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN _ The 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday evening with the world premiere of "The Gift to Stalin" in this southern port city. It is Asia's largest cinema event, featuring a record number of 315 films from 60 countries inc,...
  • Pusan film festival kicks off today
    2008/10/01, Source
    The 13th Pusan International Festival will kick off its 9-day run today in the southeastern port city of Busan with a Kazakh film, "The Gift to Stalin", directed by Rustem Abdrashev.

    The opening ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Yachting Center, Busan, and will present the premiere of the,...
  • PIFF sets sail with a record
    2008/10/01, Source
    13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) announced that the Kazakh opening film The Gift to Stalin sold out online in an impressive record of 1 minute and 30 seconds. Closing film "I Am Happy" took only 7 minutes and 6 seconds to sell,...More
  • Korean World Premieres at PIFF 2008
    2008/09/30, Source
    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is putting its weight behind local films this year, and, under the catch-phrase 'Way to Go, Korea!' will host the World Premier of 15 Korean features. Headlining is closing film "I Am Happy" by,...More
  • Must-See Movies at 13th Pusan Film Festival
    2008/09/28, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) ― South Korea's most reputable and Asia's largest cinema event ― will take place in the southern port city Oct. 2-10. "The Gift to Stalin" from Kazakhstan opens the festival while,...
  • Pusan International Festival Invites Movies From 60 Countries
    2008/09/16, Source
    The 13th Annual Pusan International Film Festival is coming up starting on October second and lasting for one week.
    Known for introducing up-and-coming movies from Asia including ones made in Korea this year the festival is attempting to try something new.
    The aim is to expand the festival's focus,...
  • Pusan film fest aims to be the best yet
    2008/09/11, Source
    Organizers of the 13th Pusan International Film Festival have taken some major steps to address past criticisms and ensure maximum convenience for guests and participants this year.

    "The means of purchasing tickets have been updated. One example is the ability to buy tickets by using your cell ph,...
  • 13th PIFF Presents Robust Line-up
    2008/09/11, Source
    The 13thedition of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will offer its biggest line-up ever with a total of 315 films from 60 countries screening Oct 2 - 10 in Korea's popular south-eastern port city. Opening the event is The Gift to Stalin, by Kazakh director Rustem Abdrashev, a choice com,...More
  • PIFF puts spotlight on Central Asian films
    2008/09/10, Source
    Organizers of the 13th Pusan International Film Festival have taken some major steps to address past criticisms and ensure maximum convenience for guests and participants this year.

    "The means of purchasing tickets have been updated. One example is the ability to buy tickets by using your cell ph,...
  • Kazakhstan Director's Film to Open 13th PIFF in Busan
    2008/09/09, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) will open Oct. 2 with "The Gift to Stalin" by Rustem Abdrashev (Kazakhstan/Russia/Israel/Poland, 2008). Asia's largest and South Korea's foremost cinema event will run for 10 days, showcasing the longest lin,...
  • Hyun Bin the patient, Lee Bo-young the nurse

    2008/04/03, Source
    Hyun Bin and Lee Bo-young will be acting together as a patient and a nurse. In director More
  • Hyun Bin, Screen Comeback with movie "I Am Happy"

    2008/03/27, Source
    After two years, Hyun Bin will be coming back to the screen since ",...More
  • PPP Announces 2007 Film Projects
    2007/08/20, Source
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), a project-support market that has been pivotal in the completion of award-winning films from major Asian directors. Now under the umbrella of the Asian Film Market, PPP will take place October 8th 11th, alongside the 12th Pusa,...More
  • 'Sorum' - Korean thriller captures true spirit of classic film noir
    2006/03/27, Source
    Kim Kyu-hyun (internews)

    "Sorum ("soreum" in Korean means "goosebumps")" will make an excellent departure point for debating the definition of "film noir". Is film noir predominantly a style, with cameras prowling dark corridors and sini,...
  • Flying in Pursuit of Her Dreams
    2005/12/29, Source
    by Mi-Seok Koh

    Actress Jang Jin-yeong is afraid to go to amusement parks because she is afraid of heights. But she recently found herself flying above the clouds in the open cockpit of an old-fashioned biplane.

    Jang is a self-profes,...
  • The Five (Plus One) Best Movie Scenes of 2005
    2005/12/23, Source
    Over 100 Korean films hit the screen this year. The Chosun Ilbo asked movie critics Kim Young-jin and Shim Young-seop to select the best five movie scenes of 2005. They had just finished selecting them when on Dec. 21 director Yoon Jong-chan,...More
  • 'Blue Swallow' Faces Turbulence
    2005/12/22, Source
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    The upcoming film "Blue Swallow" seems to face strong criticism from moviegoers prior to its official release on Dec. 29.

    The blockbuster film is a fictional treatment of the true story of Park Kyong,...
  • Korea's First Female Pilot to Fly Onto Silver Screen
    2004/05/07, Source
    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

    Jang Jin-young, one of the stars of last year's hit "Singles", will glide back to the 1920s in goggles and bomber jacket in her upcoming movie "Chongyon (,...
  • Four Korean films selected for Fantasporto
    2004/01/14, Source
    Four Korean films have been selected to screen at the Oporto International Fantastic Film Festival in Portugal, more commonly known as Fantasporto. The festival's 28th edition will feature Park Ki-hyeong's,...More

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