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TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 Kirk The first ever Toronto Korean Film Festival wrapped on July 1st after a nine-day run in its first year. The highlights of the festival were the films of course, closing with the latter two entries of the famed Vengeance Trilogy from Park Chan-wook, Oldboy and Symapthy for Lady Vengeance on 35mm film […]

TKFF Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Review (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Starring – Lee Yeong-ae, Choi Min-sik, Kwon Yea-yeong and Kim See-hoo Written by Park Chan-wook and Jeoung Seo-gyeong Directed by Park Chan-wook Now the undeniable creative leader of the Korean film movement of the last decade is by far and away Park Chan-wook. Starting with 2000’s […]

TKFF 2012 – A Tale of Two Sisters Review (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 – A Tale of Two Sisters Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 A Tale of Two Sisters Starring Kim Kap-su, Yum Jung-ah, Lim Su-jeong and Moon Guen-young Written and Directed by Kim Jee-Woon After bursting on to the scene back in the late nineties with The Quiet Family (1998) and the Foul King (2000), director Kim Jee-Woon’s first international success came with […]

TKFF 2012 – Save the Green Planet! Review (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 – Save the Green Planet! Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 Save the Green Planet! Starring Shin Ha-kyun, Baek Yun-shik, Hwang Jeong-min and Lee Jae-yong Written and Directed by Jang Joon-hwan TIFF Midnight Madness veteran Save the Green Planet closes out Sci-Fi night at the inaugural TKFF. Jang Joon-hwan’s bizarre and surreal abduction black comedy has been garnering accolades for years […]

TKFF – Mother Review (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF – Mother Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 Mother Starring – Kim Hae-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo and Yoon Je-moon Written by Park Eun-kyo and Bong Joon-ho Directed by Bong Joon-ho One of Korea’s new masters of cinema is the incomparable Bong Joon-ho. Starting with his breakthrough in 2003 Memories of Murder, a film I have yet to […]

TKFF 2012 – Invasion of Alien Bikini Review (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 – Invasion of Alien Bikini Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 Invasion of Alien Bikini Starring Ha Eun-jung and Hong Young-geun. Directed by O Yeong-du TKFF’s Sci-fi night starts with the first true Korean Independent film of the festival, Invasion of Alien Bikini. Shot for only 15,000 dollars and using minimal locations, cast, and crew, Bikini is, at a brisk 75 […]

Toronto Korean Film Festival Preview (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival Preview (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 5 Reasons you need to check out the TKFF This month brings the launch of a new film festival for us residents of “Festival City” aka Toronto. The Toronto Korean Film Festival runs from June 22nd until July 1st over 9 days and aims to introduce those not familiar to […]