Major Korean Directors Introduced to Chinese Audiences
The Korean Film Council
(Director KIM Eui-Suk
) held a showcase event introducing works by major Korean film directors in Beijing, China on December 6. The aim of the event was to introduce great Korean film directors as well as Korean directors of cinematography so that more co-production opportunities between the two countries could arise.
Some 10 different Chinese companies, including Chung Ten Entertainment which produced Red Cliff
and Wanda Group which owns the largest chain of cinemas in the world, made requests for business meetings. In addition, some 80 Chinese film industry professionals attended the event. Director KIM Tae-yong of Late Autumn
recevied requests from several major Chinese producers including from Terence Chang of Mission Impossible: 2
Director of Cinematography, KIM Hyeong-gu of The Host
and Memories of Murder
who also did work on Chen Kaige’s Together
as well as The Warring States
, talked in detail about his work in China and stressed the importance of widening co-operation between the two countries.
The directors also took part in a special showcase following the main event where they visited the Korean Film Council’s China Film Business Center. There, they asked for strengthened support from the organization. Director CHANG Yoon-hyun is currently taking part in a project at the China Film Business Center, preparing his next film which will be a co-production with China. Directors KWAK Jae-yong
and AN Byung-ki
’s new projects will also be supported by the center.