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New Korean Cinema

Darcy Paquet
language: English
subtitles: Polish, English, Dutch, Finnish, Italian


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

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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Further reading

Korean Horror Cinema (2013) edited by Alison Peirse and Daniel Martin. Edinburgh University Press, 240 pp.

Lee Chang-Dong (2019) edited by Daniele Riviere. Text by Jean-Philippe Cazier, Véronique Bergen, Antoine Coppola. Dis Voir, 128 pp.

Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema (2015) by Hye Seung Chung and David Scott Diffrient. Rutgers University Press, 306 pp.

New Korean Cinema (2005) edited by Chi-Yun Shin & Julian Stringer. Edinburgh University Press, New York University Press.

New Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves (2010) by Darcy Paquet. Columbia University Press, 144 pp.

Rediscovering Korean Cinema (2019) edited by Sangjoon Lee. University of Michigan Press, 612 pp.

The South Korean Film Renaissance (2010) by Jinhee Choi. Wesleyan, 264 pp.

Sovereign Violence: Ethics and South Korean Cinema in the New Millennium (2018) by Steve Choe. Amsterdam University Press, 326 pp.

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