The 32nd, and my first, HIFF is over, and it’s been a really exciting experience. I watched the films Two weddings and a funeral, Land of Eb, Eden and The Thieves. I chose Two weddings and a funeral because I wanted to see how the Korean film makers would present homosexuality. I wanted to see … [Read…]
The theme for the New Media Academy was how new media is rapidly spreading, and gets more democratized by low costs and free distribution through new channels, such as YouTube. Invited to the panel was one of the YOMYOMF Network (You Offend Me You Offend My Family), launched by Hollywood director Justin Lin. Philip Chung, … [Read…]
Me and my classmate, Karoline Gjermundsen, went to the closing night at HIFF to socialize and watch the closing film The Thieves – an exciting action film in real Oceans Eleven-style. Watch our film from the closing night here. Thanks for a great film festival! – Agnes
Two weddings and a funeral takes up an important issue; being homosexual in Korea. The film is made in South Korea, and I was curious to see how they would present the situation. Unfortunately, the potential for making a film that really presents the situation, is not used. Instead it presents a steretyped picture about gay people.