Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Eyelids (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Requiem for Sewol

Calmly isolating itself within its small solitary background, South Korean independent film “Eyelids” presents an austere but haunting poetic requiem for the victims of one horrible incident which shocked the whole nation a few years ago. Although the incident in … Continue reading

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Microhabitat (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As she sticks to her simple pleasures

Alternatively funny and melancholic, South Korean comedy film “Microhabitat” presents an unconventional heroine to remember. Here is a young, resourceful woman determined to stick to her simple pleasures as much as she can, and the movie is often amusing as … Continue reading

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The Remnants (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The aftermath of the Yongsan Tragedy

South Korean documentary film “The Remnants” closely looks into the bitter aftermath of one tragic incident which shocked the whole nation at that time. What happened in Yongsan district of Seoul during the early of January 20th, 2009 was indeed … Continue reading

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Two Doors (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sobering documentary on Yongsan Tragedy

South Korean documentary film “Two Doors” reminds me again of how terrible and infuriating the Yongsan Tragedy was. In the early morning of January 19th, 2009, the police attempted to suppress a group of evictees who simply demanded fair treatment, … Continue reading

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Little Forest (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): One year in her rural hometown

Watching South Korean film “Little Forest” was a relaxing experience for me. When I came into the screening room in last evening, I happened to feel tired and a bit drowsy, but then I found myself gradually refreshed and entertained … Continue reading

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Jamsil (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): An elusive relationship between two women

To be frank with you, South Korean film “Jamsil” was elusive and confusing for me at first. During its first half, I felt impatient as often baffled about what is exactly going on between its two heroines, and it was … Continue reading

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1987: When the Day Comes (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): That eventful year in South Korea

1987 was quite an eventful year in South Korea. After the tragic death of a young college student/activist named Park Jong-chul on January 14th, 1987, the public demand for democratization in South Korea became bigger, wider, and fiercer than before … Continue reading

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