Keyword : Korean Cinema
A look at the often overlooked by North American audiences, cultural horrors of K-Pop as reflected in White: Melody of the Curse.
An interview with Kim Hee-Jeon of the Korean film and media company, CJ Entertainment.
Author Hwanhee Lee tackles the knotty moral issues raised in Park Chan-wook's film ??Oldboy??.
An genre analysis of Park Chan-Wook's particular brand of film thriller.
An in-depth interview with one of the driving forces behind the promotion and critical appreciation of Asian cinema, Tony Rayns.
A report on the 29th International Hong Kong Film festival.
In October 2004 New Zealand held its first ever Korean Film Festival in Auckland, not only revealing that Asians have other pastimes than boy racing, kidnapping, and pouring their money into the NZ education system, but also showing how one small country has turned its film industry into a force to be reckoned with on the global scene.
A study of two recent art house films (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Father and Son) which feature male relationships at their emotional center.
Fantasia is back after a one year hiatus, stonger than ever.
A round-up of some of the best from one of the more interesting National cinemas of the past few years.
As an invited guest to Pi-Fan, Professor Rist was asked to share his knowledge of King Hu to interested observers. Offscreen extends the privilege to its readers.
Hospitality Korean style makes Professor Rist's first (and certainly not last) trip to Pi-Fan (5th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival) an event to remember.
Fantasia, in its 6th year, continues to grow and mature as an important and eclectic film festival.
An in-depth festival report on the fifth installment of the Fantasia Film Festival (2000).
Interview with Republic of Korea director Park Ki-Hyung on his smash debut horror hit Whispering Corridors (1998).
The 1st AmérAsia International Film & Video Festival (Dec. 3-Dec.12, 1999) is following a fairly recent Montreal trend in Asian themed film events, but differs in its slant.
Sopyanje is a stirring Korean style road movie that weaves emotive Korean folk music (Pansori) and pastoral landscapes with a powerful plea for Korean identity.
Interview with Korean director Kwang Mo Lee
Korea was the spotlighted nation at the 1998 Montreal World Film Festival (August 27-September 7). One of the nine Korean films featured was Lee Kwangmo's Spring in my Hometown , a poignant story about the effects of the Korean War on two neighboring families in a small village in South Korea.
The extreme levels of violence found in Hong Kong and Japanese films confounds many Western viewers because Western culture, unlike most Eastern cultures, tends to moralize violence. Read on for a cultural contextualisation of violence Asian style.