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In The Mood For Korean Cinema

“When was the true beginning of K-movies?” Starting with this question, we arrive at 2003, the Year of the Sheep. In South Korea, 2003 was when well-made films came pouring out, calling it the Renaissance of Korean films. With new talents such as Bong Joon Ho and Park Chan-wook emerging, the share of audience in Korean films went over 50%. Despite the political chaos all over the world, Korean films were evolving in both commercial and independent arenas. Amidst the recent K-contents craze around the world, we stop to take a look back at the most beautiful moment in Korean film history as if thumbing through an old diary.
This documentary was produced by Kim Hong-joon, the long-time Bifan festival director and currently the director of Korean Film Archive, as a part of Modern Korea documentary series from KBS.

  • Hansang KIM
  • Hansang KIM
  • Taewoong Lee
  • Hong-Joon Kim
  • Uyoung Chang
  • Hyung-Seok Kim
    Key Cast
  • Una Beck
    Key Cast
  • Sori Moon
    Key Cast
  • JaeMyung Shim
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Kim
    Key Cast
  • kijo Kimm
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Han-gug-yeong-hwa Hwa-yang-yeon-hwa
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Korean Movie Golden Age
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2022
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hansang KIM

KIM Han-Sang
As a media artist, he has worked with various mediums such as films, exhibits, and performance videos.
Recently, he directed essay films such as “Great Expectations: Taehung Pictures 1984-2004” (2022), “Modern Gangneung” (2021), “A Cine Artist Ahead of His Time, Kim Ki-young” (2018), “The Persona of Korean Films, Ahn Sung-ki” (2017), “The Captivating Actress, Kim Ji-mi” (2017), and “The Eternally Youthful Filmmaker, Kim Ki-duk” (2016) among others. He exhibited his works in various places including the Seoul Museum of History and the Arko Art Center.

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