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Feature Films : Korean Cinema

Korean Cinema


Congratulations to the success of Cine-Asie with their participation in Fantasia 2010 where 15 Korean films will be presented. In recent years around the world, Korean films have become more popular and recog- nized for their unique story lines, wonderful cinema- tography and excellent actors who bring characters to life on screen.

Montreal is a wonderful platform for international films and I hope Montreal film enthusiasts will enjoy the variety of Korean films showcased during this film festival. Bon Cinéma!

Chong Hoon Kim, Ambassador / Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Montreal




This year, we here at the Fantasia International Film Festival are delighted to present a special spotlight on South Korean cinema. Our event has showcased many South Korean films since the first film -
Je-Kyu Kang’s The Gingko Bed (1996) - was invited in 1998. This spotlight will offer our audience a fantas- tic selection of the very best genre films recently pro- duced in South Korea. We are very proud to present these fifteen feature films in collaboration with Cine- Asie , and with the support of the Korean Consulate in Montreal and the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

In the past few years, South Korean films have con- sistently won prizes at the Cannes, Venice, and Berlin festivals to name a few.

South Korean cinema plays a major part in the overall quality of our programming, and I would like to ex- press my sincere gratitude to all those responsible for helping us bring these films to our audience. I would especially like to thank the South Korean government and the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

Pierre Corbeil, President of Fantasia Film Festival



Korean cinema started to astonish the world during the 90’s, but it’s only because the world had been lazy. Due to a strong industry based on the quota system as well as the blossoming of original artistic personality, it is since at least the early 60s (as Kim Ki-young’s The Housemaid testifies) that Korea provides the world of cinema with works to be remembered. With creativity and originality, it has also walked along the economical and political changes of a country still deeply wounded by partition with the North, in so many creative ways, both in genre films and auteur films.

Jean-Michel Frodon, Critic, journalist, writer, former editor in chief of
Cahiers du cinema, blog.slate.fr/projection-publique




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Don't hesitate to come by our booth for additional information.

The Cine-Asie Team

  • A Frozen Flower

    A Frozen Flower

    South Korea 2008 | 133 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Yu Ha

  • A Little Pond

    A Little Pond

    South Korea 2009 | 86 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Lee Saang-woo

  • Blades of Blood

    Blades of Blood

    South Korea 2010 | 111 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Lee Jun-ik

  • Castaway on the Moon

    Castaway on the Moon

    South Korea 2009 | 116 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Lee Hae-jun

  • Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle

    Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle

    South Korea 2010 | 119 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Baek Dong-hoon

  • Possessed

    Possessed

    South Korea 2009 | 112 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Lee Young-soo

  • Scandal Makers

    Scandal Makers

    South Korea 2009 | 108 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Kang Hyung-chul

  • Secret Reunion

    Secret Reunion

    South Korea 2010 | 116 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Jang Hun

  • The Executioner

    The Executioner

    South Korea 2009 | 96 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Choi Jin-ho

  • The Housemaid

    The Housemaid

    South Korea 1960 | 110 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Kim Ki-young

  • The Naked Kitchen

    The Naked Kitchen

    South Korea 2009 | 102 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Hong Ji-young

  • The Neighbor Zombie

    The Neighbor Zombie

    South Korea 2009 | 85 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Oh Young-doo, Ryu Hoon, Jang Yoon-jung, Hong Young-geun

  • What Is Not Romance?

    What Is Not Romance?

    South Korea 2009 | 70 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Hong Eun-ji, Park Jae-ok, Soo Kyoung

  • Woochi

    Woochi

    South Korea 2009 | 136 min

    Korean language , English subtitles

    Choi Dong-hoon

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