Nica (Yile Yara Vianello), a 21-year-old student, returns to Apulia to her parents’ home after being gone for three years. There, she finds that her father (Espedito Chionna) struggles with debts, the local workers are about to be laid off and her grandmother’s land and its olive trees are dying of an insect infestation. Deeply […]

With no time to waste, 1917 dives headfirst into its protagonists’ terrifying venture into the heartland of German-occupied France. Somewhere along the north-eastern French trench lines in the midst of WWI, Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) are given orders to cross the frontlines through into German territory to find […]

Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 92nd Oscar Awards, Meryam Joobeur’s Brotherhood is an emotive, discerning and complex look at ISIS’ effect locally on Tunisian families. Mohamed (Mohamed Grayaâ) and his wife, Salha (Salha Nasraoui), are devout Muslims living quiet lives as shepherds with two of their sons in rural Tunisia. A […]

Lee Sang-geun began his career as a filmmaker in 1999 by making short films. In 2006, Lee was awarded Best Film at the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival and, a year later, he received the Grand Prix at the Daegu Short Film Festival for Mr. Self-Portrait. In addition to directing, Lee worked as a production assistant on 2008 […]

It’s no secret that modern technology is not meant to last the test of time. Apple and Samsung have both been fined for deliberately slowing down their devices after two years and everyone knows that whatever electronic device you bought five years ago won’t be able to compete with what’s available right now. So, with […]

Independent films, whether they are feature, short or documentaries, have had, so far, a diminutive impact on the film industry, with few exceptions. However, the situation has been slowly changing thanks to various film professionals, including actors and producers who have grasped the urgency of promoting independent cinema and bring new events to promote the […]

Before moving behind a camera, Lee Byeong-heon worked as a writer, script editor and actor. He gained huge popularity in 2015 when he released Twenty, a coming-of-age film starring Kim Woo-bin, Lee Jun-ho, and Kang Ha-neul, the biggest stars of their generation. After Twenty, he went on to direct web drama Be Positive (2016) and […]

Train to Busan (2016) established that there is both room and potential for zombie flicks in Korean cinema, and there has been a flood of undead-themed films and TV series in the past few years, with their makers hell-bent on achieving the same success as Yeon Sang-ho‘s action thriller. Some of the K-zombie projects, surprisingly, […]

In the early hours of the morning on April 16th 2014, followed by heart-wrenching days of rescue, the hearts of the South Korean nation broke as one as the ferry MV Sewol sank and claimed the lives of 304 passengers and crew members. The tragedy was made worse as 250 of the victims were juniors […]

A fried chicken restaurant and a highly incompetent narcotic squad – what could possibly go wrong? Extreme Job is Lee Byeong-heon’s newest production that has unexpectedly become the second highest grossing film in the history of Korean cinema, with over $120 million box-office profit against a $5.8 million budget – it is no wonder that a Hollywood […]