KOFIC’s CHOICE

KOFIC’s CHOICE

[FILM] Recommended by Hive Filmworks, Three Masterpieces to Watch Again Established in 2019, Hive Filmworks is mainly in charge of overseas co-production and overseas sales. Especially, for overseas sales, they are focusing on remake sales. Remake sales refer to discovering and selling excellent Korean films released in the past overseas. Let’s take a look at three Korean films recommended by Hive Filmworks, which are touching to watch again.   The Fox with Nine Tails (1994), the Sad Love Story Between a Man and a Fox The Fox with Nine Tails living in the form of half-human and half-fox has only a year left to become a woman. During this time, she has to get the love and vital force of a man to become a whole human. However, the reality is not friendly for her, and while spending difficult days not being able to find a man to do that, the Fox happens to meet Hyuk, the man she has dreamed of. The movie is the story of the Fox with Nine Tails, who comes to love a man chosen to be a tool for her to become a complete human being, and Hyuk, who Jan 13, 2022
[FILM] 3 Curious Points on The Girl on a Bulldozer The Girl on a Bulldozer is Director Park Riwoong's feature debut film, introduced in the Korean Cinema Today-Panorama section at the 26th Busan International Film Festival, held last year. As the title suggests, the movie makes us wonder why the girl is on a bulldozer and what she will do on it. Let's look at three points that made us curious about the film.   Point 1 Why is Hyeyoung on a Bulldozer? When the movie begins, we can see Haeyoung in the courtroom for prompt trials. Haeyoung, who has become 20 years old, doesn’t seem to fear anything just like the dragon tattoo on her arm. She is in court on charges of violence, but her anger hasn’t seemed to be relieved yet. Haeyoung's dad, who runs a Chinese restaurant, has something to hide, and it’s Haeyoung’s job to take care of her young brother Haejeok. However, one day, her father falls into a brain-dead state due to a mysterious car accident, and the victim requests large settlement mon Jan 06, 2022
[COMPANY] Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers Association _ AniSEED Jung Soyoung of AniSEED, a distribution team at Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers Association, is in charge of sales home and abroad and screening management. AniSEED was created in 2010 because Korea Independent Animation Filmmakers Association thought it needed a distributor specializing in independent animation only. Q. What made you start working on movie sales? I worked for seven years as the editor of the information magazine Next PLUS produced by the Korean Film Council to promote independent films and art films. I like to discover and introduce great but unknown films and creators. I think movie sales are also in the same context. Unfortunately, Next PLUS has been closed, but I keep working for movie sales based on it.   Q. Could you introduce a film that was successful in overseas sales? I can say we have several short animations such as Johnny Express (by Alfred Image Works and Kyungmin Woo), (OO) (by Seoro Oh), and the feature animation I' Dec 30, 2021
[COMPANY] Seesaw Pictures   Lee Seungju, the sales manager of Seesaw Pictures, is in charge of the overall business, such as film entries at film festivals and market sales. Q. Would you introduce a film that was successful in overseas sales? Seesaw Pictures is an Asian documentary production and sales company. The most notable film recently is Director Archana Phadke's 2019 film About Love, which won the honor of winning the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Hainan International Film Festival, and DMZ International Documentary Film Festival. Through the documentary, the Indian female director shows the lives of the 3 generations of her own family who live together. It was aired on POV, a documentary channel on PBS in the U.S. in 2020, and is still screened at large and small film festivals this year. It was also aired on MUBI, a movie curation streaming platform. Q. COVID-19 has been causing great difficulties in the film industry. What is the present situation related to the working cond Dec 22, 2021
[FILM] 3 Points to Appreciate The Goblin The Goblin is a fierce action film with strong emotions. As you can infer from the title, the film contains conflicts between the protagonists who do not hesitate to commit crimes to protect their families. I suggest three points to enjoy this film more interestingly.   Point 1 The Most Fancy & Stylish Action Film Several films come to mind when you think of action movies. <John Wick> starring Keanu Reeves and <Taken> starring Liam Neeson. The Goblin is intended to mark a milestone in such criminal action movies. In the film, the two main characters, the former HID (Headquarters of Intelligence Detachment) agents and incumbent gang bosses, show intense and desperate actions. In the film, a member specializing in assassinations is called ‘Goblin,’ and the two main characters do not want to confront each other but face off as ‘Goblins’ under the unavoidable situation. The Goblin is a cliff-hanger comprised of the power of bold action and the Dec 16, 2021
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