Hur Jin-ho

How reassuring it is, after the disappointment that was Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, to find that there are still directors out there who can serve up what you expect. Maybe that’s a bad thing: maybe you need to be surprised every now and then. On the other hand, there’s no shame in wanting a dose of […]

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Hur Jin-ho is May’s featured director at the KCC

by Events Editor 2 May 2015
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Christmas in August is one of the first Korean DVDs I bought, when I first got interested in Korean movies rather more years ago than I care to remember, back when the best “start here” was Darcy Paquet’s list of top ten movies of the 1990s. It’s a poignant film, but one of the things […]

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Christmas in August, Hur Jin-ho’s classic 1998 debut feature, screens at the Roxy

by Events Editor 1 December 2012
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It was one of the first Korean films I ever saw. Guided by Darcy Paquet’s list of top ten films of the 90, this was in my first ever batch of DVDs from YesAsia. And although you don’t see so much of Han Suk-kyu nowadays (and nothing of Shim Eun-ha) they were among the top […]

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Do we need another Liaisons Dangereuses remake?

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2011
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Do we need another Liaisons Dangereuses remake? EJ Yong’s was a bit dull. How will Hur Jin-ho fare with Jang Dong-gun? http://t.co/D5t6GM07

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Christmas in August screens at the KCC

by Events Editor 9 December 2008
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A mini-review, and details of a screening of Hur Jin-ho’s classic weepie in December 2009

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