Welcome! First launched by Darcy Paquet in 1999, this site has grown with the help of many volunteers to provide a comprehensive introduction to Korean cinema

**Now Screening in Korea
dir. Yoon Jong-seok
A wealthy businessman (So Ji-sub) is accused of committing murder in a locked hotel room. Insisting on his innocence, he asks a high-priced attorney (Kim Yun-jin) to defend him, but she wants to hear the details of his case before committing to it. A remake of the 2016 Spanish film
*Contratiempo*, director Yoon Jong-seok's *Confession* is an intricately-plotted, well-acted thriller that screened at several overseas festivals earlier in the year before opening in Korea in late October

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**Books About Korean Cinema this page will provide information, summaries and tables of contents for all the major book releases

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**Interviews with Korean Filmmakers** over the years. Our most recent interview is Melissa Kim's 2018 talk with director/actor Moon So-ri

At the end of each year our
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**Directors' Pages** for detailed introductions to the work of a few specific filmmakers

**Highlighted Essays**
Still Waiting For Good News: Korean Cinema in 2021
(from the Far East Film Festival)
by Darcy Paquet
Park Chul-soo: South Korea's Neglected Auteur
by Adam Hartzell
Taking in a Few South Korean Baseball Films
by Adam Hartzell
A Short History of Korean Film
by Darcy Paquet
A History of Korean Animation
by Tom Giammarco
Best Films of the 21st Century's First Decade
by various contributors
Click for the Complete List of Essays
at Koreanfilm.org