Kim Un-su interviewed in Korea Times

Anna Jiwon Park has a good interview with Kim Un-su (author of The Plotters, among other things) in the Korea Times this week. It’s a nice leisurely two-page read for the Weekender section, clocking in at 3,000 words. Park has an engaging conversation with him, and makes an interesting observation: His books not only have […]

Mini review: Christmas in August

Christmas in August is the classic Korean Wave melodrama starring two of the biggest stars of the day. Or maybe, coming as it did in 1998, you could say it’s just pre-Korean Wave. Han Suk-gyu plays the photographic shop owner who has an incurable disease – that stock plot item in Korean weepies; Shim Eun-ha […]

Korean film – a review of 2007

Jason Bechervaise, founder of koreanfilm.org.uk, gives his perspective on the ups and downs of the Korean film industry in 2007 By all accounts 2007 was a year that has been difficult one for the Korean film industry where it seems that the golden years of the Korean film industry has passed. Rising costs have meant […]