Reviews

KOFFIA 2017 Review: Jane

27 Oct , 2017  

Koo Gyo-hwan shines as transgendered Jane, a woman whose connection to young runaway So-hyun serves as the basis for this Korean drama.

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Review: Claire’s Camera

10 Oct , 2017  

Kim Min-hee and Isabelle Huppert team up for Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera, a film that once more ruminates on familiar themes from the Korean auteur.

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KOFFIA 2017 Review: A Single Rider

2 Oct , 2017  

Lee Byung-hun stars in A Single Rider, a drama about a disgraced Korean financier who travels to Australia in search of his estranged family.

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KOFFIA 2017 Review: The Day After

29 Aug , 2017  

One of several Hong Sang-soo films to grace cinema screens in 2017, The Day After continues the filmmaker’s thematic reflection over infidelity.

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MIFF 2017 Review: On the Beach at Night Alone

13 Aug , 2017  

Hong Sang-soo crafts what may be his masterpiece with On the Beach At Night Alone, starring Kim Min-hee in an equally perfect performance.

Features

Okja: How it capitalises on costume design for commentary

29 Jul , 2017  

Find out how Okja’s bold use of costuming elevates its story, enhances its characters and deepens director Bong Joon-ho’s use of social commentary.

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Review: The Villainess

12 Jul , 2017  

Kim Ok-bin stars as a trained assassin turned undercover government operative in the extreme and outlandish South Korean action film, The Villainess.

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Interview: Director Bong Joon-ho talks ‘Okja’

27 Jun , 2017  

Brooke Heinz caught up with one of South Korea’s modern masters, director Bong Joon-ho, at Sydney Film Festival where they talked about his new film, Okja.

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SFF 2017 Review: Okja

22 Jun , 2017  

Bong Joon-ho’s (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer) much buzzed about new film, Okja, is the acclaimed filmmaker’s most ambitious project to date.

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SFF 2017 Review: A Quiet Dream

15 Jun , 2017  

A Quiet Dream, Zhang Lu’s story about the marginalised members of Korean society, is a lovely gem that’s likely to win over fans of Jim Jarmusch.

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Review: The Merciless

5 Jun , 2017  

Fresh from its ‘out of competition’ screening at Cannes, The Merciless is yet another South Korean crime film. Stars Sol Kyung-gu and ZE:A’s Siwan.

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Review: Chang-ok’s Letter

1 Mar , 2017  

Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai directs Bae Doo-na in a heartfelt four-part web series Chang-ok’s Letter, produced by Nescafe.