Directory of World Cinema: South Korea

Edited by Colette Balmain

Edited by Colette Balmain

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

327 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9781841505602 Published February 2014

Concurrent with the growing body of scholarship on South Korean cinema, Directory of World Cinema: South Korea offers an accessible overview of South Korea’s film industry. In addition to the action and horror films usually considered in studies of South Korean cinema, this volume also examines genres that have traditionally lacked critical attention, including romantic comedies and gay and lesbian features. Essays by leading film scholars explore a variety of topics, including the emergence of South Korean cinema into the global marketplace in the late 1990s; the genre known as hanyru, or the Korean Wave; and the centrality of film festivals in promoting new South Korean films. The most comprehensive English-language publication available on South Korean cinema, this informative, analytical, and entertaining guide will be widely appreciated by film fans and enthusiasts of Korean pop culture.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Editor’s Introduction

Film of the Year

Arirang

Festival Focus

London Korean Film Festival 2010

Directors

Bong Joon-ho

Hong Sang-soo

Im Kwon-taek

Kim Ki-duk

Golden Age Melodrama

Essay
Reviews

Korean New Wave

Essay
Reviews

New Korean Cinema

Essay
Reviews

Period Drama

Essay
Reviews

Romantic Comedy

Essay
Reviews

Queer Cinema

Essay
Reviews

Musicals

Essay
Reviews

Science Fiction

Essay
Reviews

Horror

Essay
Reviews

Recommended Reading

South Korean Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Filmography

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