Korean Filmgrowth & prospect 20101727 ye jin , Jung
1. The beginning of Korean FilmContents 2. The growth of Korean Film 3. The golden age of Korean Film
4. Film Festival SuccessContents 5. The prospect of Korean Film
The beginning of Korean film According to the October 19, 1897 issue of The Times, "Motion pictures havefinally been introduced into Joseon, a country located in the Far East. At thebeginning of October 1897, motion pictures were screened for the public inJingogae, Bukchon, in a shabby barrack that was borrowed from its Chineseowner for three days. The works screened included short films and actuality filmsproduced by Frances Pathe Pictures". There are reports of another showing of afilm to the public in 1898 near Namdaemun in Seoul. Koreas first movie theater, Dongdaemun Motion Picture Studio, was opened in1903. The Dansung-sa Theater opened in Seoul in November 1907. Before thecreation of a domestic film industry, films imported from Europe and the UnitedStates were shown in Korean theaters. Not merely a theater-operator, as the first film producer in Korea, Dansung-sasowner, Pak Sung-pil, took an active part in supporting early Korean cinema. Hefinanced the first Korean domestic film, Loyal Revenge (Korean: 의리적 구토;Uirijeok Guto), as well as the first Korean documentary film, Scenes of KyongsongCity and showed both at his theater on October 27, 1919.
The growth of Korean film 1926-1945 : Korean film studios at this time were Japanese-operated. major work) Chunhyang-jeon <Korea first sound film>, Arirang, Jalitgeola ↑Jalitgeola ←Chunhyang-jeon
1945-1953 : With the surrender of Japan in 1945, Korean cinema enjoyed aburst of liberty. During the Korean War, film production slowed; only five or six films were produced each year from 1950 to 1953. major work) Viva Freedom! Viva Freedom
1953-1979 : With the armistice of 1953, Korean cinema enjoyed a brief period of freedom. 1970, South Korean had a very authoritarian political system that was led by Park Chung-hee. Although The "Korean Motion Picture PromotionCorporation" was created in April 1973, this organization was primarily created to control the film industry and promote the "politically correct" films in order to support censorship and the government ideals. major work) Aimless Bullet , The march of fools, Mother and a guest MotherThe march of and a fools guest
The golden age of Korean film In 1980s, Korea film had experienced political confusion. the audience for domestic films reached a low point.In early 1990s, many new directors with various materials and forms appeared, and gave a boost to the movies. Blockbuster movies which cost a lot to make have shown since 1999. For example, Swiri and Joint Security Area.
A memorable scene of Swiri http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=Hfy4cydVbPg
Film Festival Success 1961 – “A Coach Man (by Daejin, Kang)” - Berlin Film Festival <The first win a prize by international film festival> . . . 2002 – “ Chiwhaseon (by Kwon taek, Im) – Cannes Film Festival 2002 – “ Oasis (by Chang dong, Lee)” – Venice Film Festival 2004 – “ Smaria (by Ki duk, Kim) “ – Berlin Film Festival 2004 – “ Old boy (by Chan wook, Park) – Cannes Film Festival 2004 – “ 3-Iron (by Ki duk, Kim) – Venice Film Festival
The prospect of Korean Film Korean films are growingevery day. Some of them havebeen awarded in an overseasfilm festival. Also, manyfilmmakers abroad are gettinginterested more in Koreanfilms.Above all, Korean love theirmovies and really enjoywatching them. The genres offilms are getting various andthe quality is also gettinghigher and higher in order tosatisfy audiences.The future of Korean filmswill be promising and brightas long as our interests keepgoing on.