Seen in Jeonju

Korean Movie Trailers: November 24

22nd November 2011

This Thursday, there are several new Korean films being released. I have not yet seen an English name for the following film, but in Korean, it is pronounced Teuk.Soo.Bon. These are initials. The full name would be Teuksoo Soosa Bonboo. In the 1970s there were more than a half dozen of these TeukSooBon films–mostly directed by Lee Won-se or Seol Tae-ho. Some examples include: The Special Investigation Bureau: The Case of Lee Nan-hee, College Student, The Special Investigation Bureau: Kim So-san, the Kisaeng. All of the stories see the members of the Special Investigation Bureau stopping communist plots in Seoul. Here is the trailer of the 2011 version:

Queer-themed movies are still quite rare in Korea despite some high profile successes like Frozen Flower and The King and the Clown. REC is about two men who decide to record their night in a motel room. The film is only 65 minutes long.. I imagine it will screen primarily in art theaters.

I have seen the names The Lovely Child and Lovable referring to the following movie, but KOFIC has yet to post the English name on their website.

The next up is a documentary, The Color of Pain. Documentaries generally have limited releases as well. Fortunately, here in Jeonju, we do have an art/indie film theater that enables me to see most of these smaller releases. This looks like a quiet but interesting film.

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