New Korean Cinema
The lecture explores the modern-day renaissance in Korean film known as "New Korean Cinema". Topics covered in the lecture include "How New Korean Cinema Was Born", which considers the factors that led to the Korean film industry's sudden boom; "Genres in New Korean Cinema", which describes how Korean filmmakers' unique approach to genre helped to create a distinctive aesthetic; and "Four Major Directors", which introduces the leading filmmakers Park Chan-wook, Lee Chang-dong, Hong Sangsoo and Bong Joon Ho.
Darcy Paquet is the founder of Koreanfilm.org and the author of "New Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves" (2010). A former correspondent for Screen International and Variety, he currently teaches at the Busan Asian Film School. He also works as a programme consultant for the Udine Far East Film Festival. In 2013 he co-launched the Wildflower Film Awards Korea, which celebrates achievement in Korean independent cinema, and he has also done subtitle translation for over 100 films including "Parasite", "The Handmaiden", and "The Woman Who Ran". Darcy has been living in Seoul since 1997.
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