PARKing CHANce

Dr Colette Balmain applies her specialism in Gothic Cinema to the world of KPOP – perfect for the Halloween season… ‘Gothic forces its readers, viewers, and listeners to identify the ghosts that haunt them…’ (Isabella van Elferan, 2012, Gothic Music, p. 15). 1. SHINee “Married to the Music” (2015) “Married to the Music” doesn’t sound […]

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Event news: Park Chan-wook retrospective @LEAFF 2016

by Events Editor 4 September 2016
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The London East Asia Film Festival, in its first full outing (20-30 October), hosts a Park Chan-wook retrospective, including a screening of his 2016 movie Handmaiden. The director will be present for that screening, and to introduce a remastering of his Lady Vengeance. It’s nice that a few of his shorts will be screened as […]

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Festival film review: Bitter, Sweet, Seoul

by Philip Gowman 16 November 2014
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Bitter, Sweet, Seoul is an ambitious crowd-sourced project in which people from around the world were invited by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to submit videos which would be made into feature length film. Directors (and brothers) Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong (collectively PARKing CHANce) were commissioned to organise the submissions, attracted to the project by […]

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Park Chan-wook’s Night Fishing released on R3 DVD

by Philip Gowman 9 July 2012
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One of the highlights of last year’s London Korean Film Fest last year, so I’m told, was Park Chan-wook’s iPhone-shot short movie Night Fishing. I just didn’t get a chance to see it. But thankfully it’s out on subtitled Region 3 DVD later this month at YesAsia. It’ll soon be in my shopping cart. (Update […]

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Korean shorts win at Berlinale 2011

by Philip Gowman 21 February 2011
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Korea is first and second in Berlinale short film section. The Park brothers’ iPhone-filmed Night Fishing wins, with Yang Hyo-joo winning the Silver Bear for The Unbroken, which is a short film about two swindlers who are involved in a real accident one evening after contriving a fake car accident to claim insurance payments. http://bit.ly/guyH9Z […]

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