For Cries and Whispers, director Yang Jin-ho won two awards at the Busan International Film Festival: Best Director and Best New Director. The masterpiece, also known as My Mother and the Sea, depicts the life of a fisherman's family after the tragedy of a daughter's death.
As director Lee Joon is still busy working on his next film, he is preparing to return to directing with Nanjing. As we know, his last film "The Emperor: Owner" was not as successful. Sometimes I feel that his voice needs more time to form and his script needs more time to be accepted, so I would not say it's all positive yet.
One of the most memorable films from director Kim Soo-hong is Rhapsody in August. The film opens with the sounds of a pebble thrown onto a river. We are then transferred to that same river, which has been covered with boats mainly belonging to the Marstatt family. We quickly realise that things are not as they seem. The Marstatt family triumphed over North Korea and the Japanese. In fact, they ruled that entire area, and at that time they were the biggest landowners in Korea.
Well known for his filmworks, director Lee Changcheol returns with a film about sex workers in Beijing. The film was chosen to become the Korea’s submission to the 87th Academy Awards in 2020, and is fast approaching the final round of voting.
Well-known directors Son Ye-jin and Kim Jee-woon reunite with The Coup a period drama about the historic 1961 events where military officers assassinated regime leaders. A coup attempt in the Republic of Korea was carried out by a group of army officers led by General Park Chung-hee. Magnificent melody. d2c66b5586