Cannes

The Korea Herald *really* doesn’t like Im Sang-soo’s Taste of Money, currently in competition at Cannes. Hong Sang-soo’s In Another Country with Isabelle Hubert fares better. Full story: http://bit.ly/JskHji Keywords: Directors: Hong Sang-soo | Im Sang-soo Other tags: Cannes

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Korean film at Cannes 2011

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2011
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Three Korean Films have been invited to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. Nice to see Kim Ki-duk back in action with Arirang. http://bit.ly/i7Q3D3 #. Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea plus the latest Hong Sang-soo also going. Keywords: Directors: Hong Sang-soo | Kim Ki-duk | Na Hong-jin Other tags: Cannes

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Lee Chang-dong and Poetry at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 30 May 2010
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“Poetry” misses out on Cannes top award, but wins Lee Chang-dong Best Screenplay award. http://bit.ly/cfcKR2 # The Joongang Ilbo tells us that the Korean Film Council rejected Lee’s request for funding: the screenplay was too much like a novel ‘”Poetry” is a dazzling piece of screen portraiture. Yun Jung-hee surely a front runner for Best […]

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Hong Sang-soo wins Un Certain Regard

by Philip Gowman 23 May 2010
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Hong Sang-soo wins Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for Hahaha http://bit.ly/cjguln #. Nice shots of the Tongyeong area. Keywords: Directors: Hong Sang-soo Places: Tongyeong-si Other tags: Cannes

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Jeon Do-yeon wins at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 28 May 2007
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Congratulations to Jeon Do-yeon on winning best actress at Cannes. She was an early front-runner in the competition, and just for once those early hopes of success were justified. For the first third of its nearly two-and-a-half-hour running time, “Secret Sunshine” feels like a slightly somber fish-out-of-water comedy (reports AO Scott at the New York […]

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Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine gets early thumbs-up

by Philip Gowman 7 May 2007
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Probably the most eagerly awaited Korean film of 2007, at least by me, is Lee Chang-dong’s fourth: Secret Sunshine, or Milyang (밀양). I’ve admired his first three for the issues they tackle and the superb acting: Lee has had access to some top stars for his films – Sol Kyung-gu and Moon So-ri for Oasis […]

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Bong Joon-ho’s The Host acclaimed at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 22 May 2006
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Breaking news, but I hear Bong Joon-ho’s film The Host has met with great critical acclaim at Cannes, receiving a standing ovation (which doesn’t surprise me, as Bong’s previous film, Memories of Murder, is the only film I can think of where I felt like applauding at the end). Here’s a quote from the New […]

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Choi Min-sik to stage screen-quota protest at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 15 May 2006

Londoners looking forward to the delights of next week’s Korean film festival can be forgiven for overlooking that other festival which starts this week… in Cannes. Keywords: General post tags: Cannes | Screen quota | UNESCO

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