‘Kim Ki-duk’

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2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of... More »

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Movie Review: Pieta
by | May 25, 2013 | 83 Comments
Continuing director Kim Ki-duk’s legacy of grisly subject matter and general unpleasantness, Pieta made a curious splash at foreign film festivals as well as abroad, earning the Golden Lion award at the 69th Venice International Film Festival as well a few best actress awards for its leading lady, Jo Min-soo, and plenty for its PD,... More »

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2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 30, 2012 | 120 Comments
The 2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards were held last night, and now it feels like we’ve entered awards season in earnest, following up on last month’s Grand Bell Awards. There were a few of the same names and titles, but on the whole, I’d say the Blue Dragons were much more in line with what... More »

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49th Grand Bell Awards
by | October 30, 2012 | 87 Comments
‘Tis the season: Awards time is upon us! And beware of the massive photo-dump that awaits you. Here we are with the red carpet of today’s (er, yesterday in Korea) 49th Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards), one of the big film ceremonies of the year. Coming up later this year is another of the big... More »

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Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-soo as Pieta’s twisted mother-son pair
by | August 3, 2012 | 96 Comments
Huh. So my first thought on seeing this movie poster for Pieta was, “Doesn’t that… kind of… border on sacrilegious?” Followed immediately by, “Oh, it’s Kim Ki-duk. The world makes sense again.” At left, the poster bears the copy “Two people who can never receive forgiveness.” At right, another tagline reads, “Lord have mercy.” That’s... More »

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Yoon Kye-sang in Phungsan Dog
by | May 29, 2011 | 98 Comments
Fans of Yoon Kye-sang, particularly those in love with his adorably nerdy doctor in current rom-com Best Love, may be interested in seeing a wholly different side to him in his upcoming movie Phungsan Dog. It comes from director Kim Ki-duk, who just won the top prize in Cannes International Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard... More »

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Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang wins at Cannes
by | May 21, 2011 | 21 Comments
Director Kim Ki-duk has picked an award at Cannes International Film Festival for his film Arirang, taking home the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section along with Andreas Dresen’s Halt Auf Freier Strecke (Stopped On Track). The film received a standing ovation at Cannes when it screened to approximately 2,000 viewers there, and... More »

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28th Critics Choice Awards names its top honors
by | November 5, 2008 | 20 Comments
The 28th Critics Choice Awards, presented by the Association of Korean Film Critics, awarded its top honors on November 5. The film A Movie Is a Movie (or Rough Cut), starring So Ji-sub and Kang Ji-hwan (above), was the big winner of the night, pulling in three awards total, two for its lead actors and... More »

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Preview press event for Bimong (Sad Dream)
by | September 23, 2008 | 12 Comments
“I read the script, and liked it so much it was shocking.” So said 29-year-old Lee Na-young, starring in director Kim Ki-duk‘s latest film, Bimong (Sad Dream). The film held its press preview event on September 23 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater, and Lee explained her interest in the script: “More than feeling an affinity... More »

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Posters for a Sad Dream
by | August 26, 2008 | 27 Comments
The promotional posters for director Kim Ki-duk‘s new film are out featuring stars Lee Na-young and Odagiri Joe. The title Bi-mong [비몽] draws its meaning from the two characters 悲 (sad, “bi”) and 夢 (dream, “mong”); the subtitle on the poster reads, “A sad love that exists through dreams.” In the film, she’s a sleepwalking... More »