Jang Jin

I really rather like the two films for August. I’ll definitely give Guns and Talks a second viewing; and while a feelgood sporting romance is not the sort of thing that generally ticks my boxes, I amazed myself by enjoying Someone Special first time round, and I’m seriously considering giving it a re-watch, particularly as […]

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LKFF Festival Bites: Film Students are Softies

by Philip Gowman 27 November 2010
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We’d just seen Jang Jin’s contribution to the Human Rights Watch short film collection If You Were Me 2: Someone Grateful (고마운 사람). In it, a student demonstrator is befriended by his police interrogator in the KCIA’s underground torture chambers in the 1980s. It’s a provocative short, because instead of railing against police brutality and […]

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Mysterious Creature: Jang Jin at the London Korean Film Festival

by Nyomi Anderson 22 November 2010
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Director Jang Jin is sometimes referred to as “The Future of Korean Cinema” but also as a “Mysterious Creature”. Nyomi Anderson tells us more. This year’s London Korean Film Festival featured a retrospective of the films of writer-director Jang Jin. Jang began his career in theatre before making his first film was The Happenings, which […]

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Jang Jin and performers’ fees

by Philip Gowman 11 November 2010
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Just for once, at the Q&A with Jang Jin tonight, I DIDN'T ask any question about the screen quota. It was an effort though. #. Instead, I asked him about actors fees, which for a significant portion of a film’s budget. But in the news today, it seems film actors aren't the only performers with […]

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