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Film Notes on Sri Lankan Film “Dirty, Yellow Darkness”

June 26, 2017

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1. Sri Lankan film “Dirty, Yellow Darkness” is based from a true story about a man who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how he overcomes it. The protagonist is afraid of his own urine contaminating the space around him.  This behavior alienates his wife and their marriage breaks down. The protagonist decides to […]

Notes on the Korean Film “Pandora” (판도라)

May 14, 2017

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1. Pandora (판도라) is a 2016 disaster film directed by Park Jeong Woo (박정우). In a small town somewhere in the south part of South Korea, there’s a nuclear power plant that provides livelihood to the residents. But a series of unfortunate events makes the nuclear power plant a “ticking bomb” of sorts. 2. The […]

Notes on the Korean movie Radio Star (라디오 스타) 

April 2, 2017

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Yesterday I watched an old Korean movie (circa 2006!) called Radio Star at the Seoul Global Cultural Center in Myeongdong. If I haven’t told you that I’m been living in Korea for the past 7,8 months,  well,  now I’m telling you.  I’m studying Korean language at Yonsei University as a Korea Foundation fellow/ scholar.  But […]

Notes on the Korean Film “Bandhobi (반두비, 2009)”

July 24, 2016

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What it’s about: A love story between a Korean girl named Min Seo and a Bangladeshi boy named Karim. Min Seo is a rebellious and impulsive high school student, whereas Karim is a migrant factory worker in his 20s. It depicts the life of a migrant worker from a poor Asian country, as well as […]

Notes on the Korean film “Spirits’ Homecoming (귀향)”

July 24, 2016

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What it’s about: A film about young Korean girls who were forced by Japanese soldiers into sexual slavery in 1940s Korea, specifically during World War II. Known as “comfort women”, it’s one of the few films about the sensitive issues and experiences that these young Korean girls faced. How the story was told: Through links from […]

Notes on “My Love, Don’t Cross that River” (님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오)

May 23, 2015

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1. “My Love, Don’t Cross That River (님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오)” is a South Korean documentary film by director Jin Mo-Young . It was first shown in 2014. 2. This documentary follows an old couple, known as the “100-year old lovebirds” in the rural part of Seoul. In this film, we witness their playful interactions and […]

Notes on “The Interview”

January 3, 2015

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1. “The Interview” stars James Franco as celebrity tabloid TV show host Dave Skylark and Seth Rogen as TV show producer Aaron Rapoport. Their adventure/ quest to become legitimate journalists begins when they learn that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a fan of their show. They are granted a rare chance to interview him. This […]