The film is founded on perception of the very close connection between Korea's modern history and the development of Korean cinema. Jang Sun-Woo's view of history negotiates its way around all the trip-wires that criss-cross both the country and its cinema. He questions what Korea was, is and could be, illuminating the many missing pages in Korean film history. Most importantly the film is a celebration of the cinema—past and pre sent—which have tried to overcome all the circumscriptions of film censorship. A Fitting companion piece to The Taebek Mountains and Jang Sun-Woo's new feature, To You From Me.
When approached to direct the American contribution to the BFi's Century of Cinema project, Martin Scorsese (a natural choice given his remarkable film knowledge and passion) decided the only possibl… More »
Francois Truffaut, Stephen Frears reminds us, once observed that the words 'British' and cinema' seemed incompatible. Frears' celebration of one hundred years of British Cinema is an elegant and… More »
New Zealand/UK, 1995
... ... Framed as a road movie chronicling a return trip to New Zealand, this film starts from the fact that Sam Neill, (the only director in the series for the century of cinema whose career is actu… More »