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Now I need Korean subtitles 

July 9, 2017

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One of my many goals for learning Korean is to be able to watch Korean films and TV dramas without English subtitles.  Thanks to my intensive Korean classes at Yonsei University plus the Wednesday weekly Korean film screenings at school,  I am definitely on my way there.   But I realized something else.  Sometimes,  I […]

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 […]

Representations of Southeast Asian Wives Under the Korean Gaze

December 14, 2014

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If ever you’re looking for the research paper “Representations of Southeast Asian Wives Under the Korean Gaze” by Michelle Camille Correa (that’s me!), you can find it in this conference proceeding: First National Conference 2014 on ASEAN Dynamics in Localism and Globalization by the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Thammasat University – Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok, […]