Previously at the ICA - Events
11 Nov 2010
With the success of films like Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, Park Chan-wook’s Thirst or Hong Sang-soo’s Ha Ha Ha, Korean cinema is yet again on a roll in the West. But despite the few festival darlings that make it to the big screen in the UK, is Korean film both at home and abroad plagued by short-termism, dominated by a culture of boom and bust? Has the screen-quota system in Korea (which is currently protecting 40% of screenings for local films) actually helped secure the production of an artistically ambitious national cinema?
Jang Jin, director of Good Morning President and Guns and Talks, has made some of Korea’s most commercially successful films. To discuss the future of Korean cinema he’ll be joined by Tony Rayns expert in Asian Film and Simon Ward Head of Programming at the Independent Cinema Office.