Korean Film Newsletter – 12/29/2016

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Vol. 141 | 27. Dec. 2016

 

 

Korean Film Trends in 2016

by Pierce Conran / Dec 27, 2016

As we close out another big year for Korean films, in which local admissions topped 100 million for the fourth consecutive time and homegrown titles experienced unprecedented success on the global stage, it’s time to look back on what were the big events for one of the world’s healthiest film industries and the themes and stories that dro…

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VFX Supervisor PARK Min-yong of VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED

 

MY ANNOYING BROTHER

 

A Man Who Was Superman

 

Among the films that showed the most unique visuals in recent Korean c…

 

Director KWON Soo-kyung

Release Date Nov 23, 2016

 

Director CHUNG Yoon-chul

Release Date Jan 31, 2008

 

     

KOFIC Signs MOU for Vitalization of Citizens’ Cinema Culture

by KIM Hyun-jung / Dec 27, 2016

With Lotte Cinema and Cable TV VOD

An agreement for youth film education and distribution system of citizens’ films was signed at the Korea Media Content Festival 2016 at Lotte Cinema World Tower on December 12th. K…

 

 

 

JUNG Woo-sung & KWAK Do-won Back Together for …

by Pierce Conran / Dec 27, 2016

THE ATTORNEY Director Returns with North Korea Thriller

 

 

GANG Dong-won & HAN Hyo-joo Headline Thriller …

by Pierce Conran / Dec 27, 2016

CJ Backs Korean Version of ISAKA Kotaro Novel

 

 

 

INSIDE MEN Tops Korean Film Producers Association …

by Pierce Conran / Dec 27, 2016

NA Hong-jin, LEE Byung-hun & SON Ye-jin Awarded at 3rd KFPAs

 

 

Alpha Pictures and Dexter Studios Partner on WITH …

by Pierce Conran / Dec 27, 2016

Alpha to Invest $2.2 Million and Assist with Chinese Distribution

 

 

 

JUNG Yong-hwa of CNBLUE Debuts with Chinese Film C…

by KIM Hyung-seok / Dec 26, 2016

Starring Nicholas TSE, Directed by Raymond YIP

 

 

SINGLE RIDER with LEE Byung-hun and KONG Hyo-jin B…

by Pierce Conran / Dec 23, 2016

2nd Korean Warner Bros Production Features AN So-hui

 

 

 

Cine21 Chooses THE HANDMAIDEN as Best Film of the …

by Pierce Conran / Dec 23, 2016

Korea’s Top Film Weekly Issues 2016 Top 10

 

 

US Critics Circles Heap Awards on THE HANDMAIDEN

by Pierce Conran / Dec 23, 2016

17 Prizes and Counting for PARK Chan-wook’s Latest

 

 

 

SUL Kyung-gu & IM Si-wan Wrap HOODLUM

by Pierce Conran / Dec 22, 2016

Prison Thriller Completes 4 Month Shoot

 

 

WILL YOU BE THERE? Bows in America on December 23

by Pierce Conran / Dec 22, 2016

Fantasy Drama Booked in 8 Foreign Markets

 

 

PANDORA Overpowers WILL YOU BE THERE? Opening

by Pierce Conran / Dec 21, 2016

LA LA LAND Still a Sensation in 2nd

The top two places were unchanged at the box office even with a major now local drama opening. Local releases remained the top draw this session, accounting for 69% of ticket sales, which were on par with last week, coming in at 2.32 million admissions. Down just 10% in its second frame was the nuclear disaster drama Pandora. With an additional 1.0…

 

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Master

W : $15,773,431 | 2,238,608 Adms
T : $20,553,247 | 3,002,244 Adms.

Sing

W : $3,340,091 | 497,609 Adms
T : $3,752,327 | 567,023 Adms.

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Pandora

W : $2,890,109 | 429,118 Adms
T : $25,792,809 | 3,935,732 Adms.

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LA LA LAND

W : $2,764,131 | 378,900 Adms
T : $13,687,894 | 1,944,024 Adms.

2

Will You Be There?

W : $1,308,407 | 181,209 Adms
T : $6,637,857 | 995,163 Adms.