Grand Bell Awards
The Grand Bell Awards known as the Daejong Film Awards, is an awards ceremony presented annually by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea for excellence in film in South Korea. The Grand Bell Awards retains prestige as the oldest continuous film awards held in South Korea, has been called the Korean equivalent of the American Academy Awards; the ceremony has been hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Information since 1962. The awards ceased for a couple years beginning in 1969, but were revived in 1972 after the establishment of the Korea Motion Picture Promotion Association, in an effort to stimulate the stagnant film industry. Cinema of Korea List of film awards Official website Grand Bell Awards at Naver Grand Bell Awards at Cinemasie Grand Bell Awards at the Internet Movie Database
Baek Yoon-sik is a South Korean actor. He is known for his characteristic near-expressionless facial acting. Baek Yoon-sik made his debut in 1970 on KBS TV. In the coming years he would appear in four films, taking lead roles in his acting debut Excellent Guys and in romantic comedy Only with You with Seo Mi-kyung, a young star of the time, he obtained his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Theater and Film at Chung-Ang University. Nonetheless, his film career appeared to end in the 1970s and he became known thereafter as a TV actor. In the late 1990s and early 2000s he attained a certain degree of visibility in TV dramas such as The Moon of Seoul and Jang Hui-bin. In 2003, Baek's career was revived in spectacular fashion with a major role in Jang Joon-hwan's acclaimed debut feature Save the Green Planet!. Playing an arrogant company executive—believed by the film's hero to be an alien from Andromeda Galaxy—Baek's performance won him a Best Actor Award from the 2003 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, as well as numerous best supporting actor mentions from local awards ceremonies.
He became sort of a cult figure among younger cinephiles. Following on this success, Baek went on to appear in several more high-profile films, including a memorable role in Choi Dong-hoon's caper film The Big Swindle and a showstopping performance as intelligence chief Kim Jae-gyu in Im Sang-soo's controversial drama The President's Last Bang; the year 2006 turned out to be a prolific year for Baek, as he took leading and supporting roles in four films. Of these four, Choi Dong-hoon's Tazza: The High Rollers proved to be a runaway hit, selling close to 7 million tickets. Baek divorced his wife in March 2004 after 27 years of marriage, his two sons, Baek Do-bin and Baek Seo-bin, are actors. Official website Baek Yoon-sik at the Korean Movie Database Baek Yoon-sik on IMDb Baek Yoon-sik at HanCinema
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema is an international festival of independent films organized each year in the month of April, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The festival is managed by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires City, it is not affiliated with FIAPF, but it has become well known internationally. The festival had its first edition in April 1999 and it was organized by the Secretaryship of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires City; the festival is held in the most important movie theatres of Buenos Aires, but feature free open-air screenings in parks and squares all over the city. In the first year the festival had 146 guests, among them Francis Ford Coppola, Todd Haynes, Paul Morrissey and others; that year the festival screened more than 150 national and international films and had 120,000 spectators. Since the festival has been growing, reaching an audience of 1.1 million spectators in the 2013 edition. Nowadays the BAFICI feature more than 400 films, several activities were added over the years and many conferences and workshops are held every year.
With a great number of spectators and guests, the festival is permanently added into the Buenos Aires list of cultural events. The festival has several competitive sections of which the "International Competition" and the "Argentinian Competition" are the most important ones. Inside each competitive section a jury evaluates the films and select the winners of several awards, including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Special Mentions. In the BAFICI the audiences vote, the feature-length film with the highest ratings given by the audience receives the Audience Award. Since the third festival there have been awards given to Short films, which include Best Short Subject Film and Best Director. Official Website Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema at Internet Movie Database
South Korea the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo, one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea has a predominantly mountainous terrain, it comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2. Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million. Archaeology indicates that the Korean Peninsula was inhabited by early humans starting from the Lower Paleolithic period; the history of Korea begins with the foundation of Gojoseon in 2333 BCE by the mythic king Dangun, but no archaeological evidence and writing was found from this period. The Gija Joseon was purportedly founded in 11th century BCE, its existence and role has been controversial in the modern era; the written historical record on Gojoseon was first mentioned in Chinese records in the early 7th century BCE.
Following the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea under Unified Silla in CE 668, Korea was subsequently ruled by the Goryeo dynasty and the Joseon dynasty. It was annexed by the Empire of Japan in 1910. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into Soviet and U. S. zones of occupations. A separate election was held in the U. S. zone in 1948 which led to the creation of the Republic of Korea, while the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in the Soviet zone. The United Nations at the time passed a resolution declaring the ROK to be the only lawful government in Korea; the Korean War began in June 1950. The war lasted three years and involved the U. S. China, the Soviet Union and several other nations; the border between the two nations remains the most fortified in the world. Under long-time military leader Park Chung-hee, the South Korean economy grew and the country was transformed into a G-20 major economy. Military rule ended in 1987, the country is now a presidential republic consisting of 17 administrative divisions.
South Korea is a developed country and a high-income economy, with a "very high" Human Development Index, ranking 22nd in the world. The country is considered a regional power and is the world's 11th largest economy by nominal GDP and the 12th largest by PPP as of 2010. South Korea is a global leader in the industrial and technological sectors, being the world's 5th largest exporter and 8th largest importer, its export-driven economy focuses production on electronics, ships, machinery and robotics. South Korea is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, the United Nations, Uniting for Consensus, G20, the WTO and OECD and is a founding member of APEC and the East Asia Summit; the name Korea derives from the name Goryeo. The name Goryeo itself was first used by the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo in the 5th century as a shortened form of its name; the 10th-century kingdom of Goryeo succeeded Goguryeo, thus inherited its name, pronounced by the visiting Persian merchants as "Korea". The modern spelling of Korea first appeared in the late 17th century in the travel writings of the Dutch East India Company's Hendrick Hamel.
Despite the coexistence of the spellings Corea and Korea in 19th century publications, some Koreans believe that Imperial Japan, around the time of the Japanese occupation, intentionally standardised the spelling on Korea, making Japan appear first alphabetically. After Goryeo was replaced by Joseon in 1392, Joseon became the official name for the entire territory, though it was not universally accepted; the new official name has its origin in the ancient country of Gojoseon. In 1897, the Joseon dynasty changed the official name of the country from Joseon to Daehan Jeguk; the name Daehan, which means "Great Han" derives from Samhan, referring to the Three Kingdoms of Korea, not the ancient confederacies in the southern Korean Peninsula. However, the name Joseon was still used by Koreans to refer to their country, though it was no longer the official name. Under Japanese rule, the two names Han and Joseon coexisted. There were several groups who fought for independence, the most notable being the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
Following the surrender of Japan, in 1945, the Republic of Korea was adopted as the legal English name for the new country. Since the government only controlled the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, the informal term South Korea was coined, becoming common in the Western world. While South Koreans use Han to refer to the entire country, North Koreans and ethnic Koreans living in China and Japan use the term Joseon as the name of the country; the Korean name "Daehan Minguk" is sometimes used by South Koreans as a metonym to refer to the Korean ethnicity as a whole, rather than just the South Korean state. The history of Korea begins with the founding of Joseon in 2333 BCE by Dangun, according to Korea's foundation mythology. Gojoseon expanded until it controlled parts of Manchuria. Gija Joseon was purportedly founded in the 12th century BC, but its existence and role have been controversial in the modern era. In 108 BCE, the Han dynasty defeated Wiman Joseon and installed four commanderies in the n
Shin Ha-kyun is a South Korean actor. His notable films include Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Save the Green Planet!, Welcome to Dongmakgol. Shin Ha-kyun first trained as a stage actor at the Seoul Institute of the Arts before going on to act in a large number of plays by Jang Jin; when in 1998 Jang Jin directed his first movie The Happenings, Shin was cast and he has since appeared in all of Jang's feature films. Impressed by his acting abilities, director Kim Jee-woon cast him in minor roles in The Foul King and his 30-minute internet film Coming Out. Shin first became a superstar with his role as a young North Korean soldier in Park Chan-wook's smash hit Joint Security Area in late 2000. At that time he developed a large fan following which, together that of co-star Won Bin, helped make his next film Guns & Talks a strong commercial hit. In the next couple years Shin would take on two strong roles. In Park Chan-wook's acclaimed Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, he played a deaf man with bright green dyed hair, driven by desperation to kidnap a young girl.
In Jang Joon-hwan's Save the Green Planet! in 2003, he played a mentally unbalanced man who believes that aliens are plotting to invade the earth. Together, these two intense and harrowing performances by Shin were an impressive display of his acting talent. Noteworthy are Shin's performances in two different films set during the Korean War -- Welcome to Dongmakgol, a dramedy that takes place in a small mountainous village, The Front Line, a harrowing tale of soldiers fighting over a small, bomb-blasted hill that changes hands; the versatile actor has played the following roles: a developmentally disabled man in My Brother, a rural postman in A Letter From Mars, a suspect under interrogation in Murder, Take One, an eccentric hitman in No Mercy for the Rude, a struggling artist who makes an unwise bet in The Devil's Game, a sickly cuckolded husband in Thirst, a macho cop in Foxy Festival, a music teacher having an affair in Cafe Noir. A film actor, Shin had done only one TV series, 2003's Good Person on MBC.
But in 2010 he returned to television in the quirky mystery Golden House which aired on cable channel tvN. In the 2011 medical drama Brain, his portrayal of a cold, ambitious neurosurgeon brought him to new heights of mainstream popularity, he won the Grand Prize at the KBS Drama Awards. In 2013, Shin headlined the romantic comedy series All About My Romance about two legislators from rival political parties who fall in love, followed by the high-profile action film Running Man about an ordinary man forced to become a fugitive after he gets framed for murder, he played a septuagenarian whose body magically reverts to his thirties in the 2014 comedy series Mr. Back. Shin next gave a villainous turn as an evil mastermind game planner in the action-thriller Big Match. In 2015, he headlined his first period film with Empire of Lust, playing a distinguished admiral of the established Joseon empire. In 2016, Shin starred in the police procedural crime drama Piped Piper, he starred in the comedy film Detour, followed with mystery thriller Room No.7.
He played a supporting role in the action film The Villainess co-starring Kim Ok-bin. In 2018, Shin starred in the romantic comedy film; the same year, he was cast in the comedy film My Exceptional Brother. He returned to the small screen in the Korean remake of British crime drama Luther, his niece Park Eun-young is a former member of the K-pop girl group Brave Girls. Shin Ha-kyun at HanCinema Shin Ha-kyun at the Korean Movie Database Shin Ha-kyun on IMDb
International Film Festival Rotterdam
International Film Festival Rotterdam is an annual film festival held in various cinemas in Rotterdam, Netherlands at the end of January. Since its founding in 1972, it has become one of the most important events in the film world, maintaining its focus on independent and experimental filmmaking by emerging talents and established auteurs; the festival has a unique focus on presenting cutting edge media art and artist's film, with most of the participants in the short film program identified as artists or experimental filmmakers. IFFR hosts CineMart, for film producers to seek funding; the first festival — called'Film International' — was organized in June 1972 under the leadership of Huub Bals. IFFR's logo is a tiger, loosely based on the M. G. M. Lion. From the beginning, the festival has profiled itself as a promoter of alternative and non-commercial films, with an emphasis on the Far East and developing countries. Around 1983, the festival founded CineMart to serve as a "regular film market," and modified the business model to serve instead as a "co-production market", which helps a selected number of film producers connect with possible co-producers and funders for their film projects.
After the festival founder's sudden death in 1988, a fund was initiated and named after him, used for supporting filmmakers from developing countries. The non-competitive character of the festival changed in 1995, when the VPRO Tiger Awards were introduced—three yearly prizes for young filmmakers making their first or second film; the next year, Simon Field Cinema Director at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, became director of the festival. In 2004 Sandra den Hamer took over as director of the festival, from 2007 to 2015 the director was Ruger Wolfson. Since August 2015 the leadership is in the hands of film producer Bero Beyer. Despite financial difficulties in the mid-1980s, the festival has grown reaching more than 300,000 visitors in 2015; the Pathé cinema at Schouwburgplein is one of the biggest cinemas in the country and boasts the largest screen in the Netherlands. The modern edifice – located between the Schouwburg and De Doelen – is lit by night, dominating the square. De Doelen is the Central Box office during the festival Cinerama is a magnificent old cinema with 7 theaters and more than 1000 seats.
WORM is the main venue for the Starting from Scratch activities with film screenings, installations, the Metamkine workshop, the Scratching from Start party and meeting point for activities in the lab of the filmwerkplaats. The Old Luxor Theater is a "Grand Dame" amongst Rotterdam theaters, it has been renovated multiple times, but retains an atmosphere that lends a special touch to the cinematic experience. The Rotterdamse Schouwburg is located on the Schouwburgplein, it is one of the main performing arts centers of the city, offering a wide range of critically acclaimed dance and theatrical performances. Lantaren Venster is the only screening location at the other side of the Maas river, making it the most remote of all screening locations. Like Pathé and Cinerama, it has 7 theaters. Lantaren Venster is used as a performance arts location and well known for their non-mainstream and art house programming of movies; the Tiger Award has had various sponsors over the years. In the years leading up to and including 2010 it was sponsored by the VPRO.
In 2011 the award was presented since 2012 by Hivos. Indebioscoop. "Epiloog IFFR 2014"
Misery is a 1990 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Rob Reiner based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen about a psychotic fan who holds an author captive and forces him to write her stories. The film was released on November 1990 in the United States to critical acclaim. Bates's performance as the psychopathic Annie Wilkes won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 63rd Academy Awards. Misery is the only film based on a Stephen King novel to win an Oscar; the "hobbling" scene in the film was ranked #12 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a successful series of Victorian romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain. Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for a new novel that he hopes will launch his post-Misery career. While traveling from Silver Creek, Colorado to his home in New York City, Paul is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, rendering him unconscious.
A nurse named Annie Wilkes brings him to her remote home. Paul finds himself bedridden with broken legs and a dislocated shoulder. Annie claims to be talks a lot about him and his novels. Out of gratitude, Paul lets Annie read his new manuscript. While feeding him, she is angered by the profanity in his new work and spills soup on him, but apologizes. Soon after, Annie reads the latest Misery novel, discovers that Misery dies at the end of the book, flies into a rage, she reveals to Paul that nobody knows where he locks him in his room. The next morning, Annie forces Paul to burn his new manuscript; when he is well enough to get out of bed, she insists he write a new novel titled Misery's Return, in which he brings the character back to life. Paul complies, believing Annie might kill him. One day, when Annie is away, Paul begins stockpiling his painkillers, he fails. Paul finds a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Annie's past, he discovers that she was tried for the deaths of several infants, but the trial collapsed due to lack of evidence.
Annie had quoted lines from his Misery novels during her trial. Annie drugs Paul and straps him to the bed; when he wakes, she tells him that she knows he has been out of his room and breaks his ankles with a sledgehammer to prevent him from escaping again. The local sheriff, Buster, is investigating Paul's disappearance; when a shopkeeper informs the sheriff he has sold Annie considerable quantities of typing paper, Buster pays Annie a visit. When he finds Paul drugged in the basement, Annie shoots Buster with a shotgun, he agrees, on the condition that he must finish the novel in order to "give Misery back to the world". He conceals a can of lighter fluid in his pocket; when the manuscript is done, Paul asks for a single cigarette and a glass of champagne, as is his usual ritual when completing a book, to which Annie complies. Using the match Annie gives him, Paul sets the manuscript on fire, as Annie rushes to save it, he hits her over the head with the typewriter, they struggle and Annie is killed when Paul smashes her in the face with the base of a heavy statue.
Eighteen months Paul, now walking with a cane, meets his agent, Marcia, in a restaurant in New York City. The two discuss his first non-Misery novel, Marcia tells him about the positive early buzz. Paul replies that he does not care, that he wrote the novel for himself. Marcia asks if he would consider a non-fiction book about his captivity. Seeing a waitress, he imagines her as Annie; the waitress says she is his "number one fan", to which Paul responds, "That's sweet of you". James Caan as Paul Sheldon Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes Richard Farnsworth as Buster Frances Sternhagen as Virginia Lauren Bacall as Marcia Sindell Graham Jarvis as Libby Producer Andrew Scheinman read Stephen King's novel Misery on an airplane, recommended it to his director partner at Castle Rock Entertainment, Rob Reiner. Reiner invited writer William Goldman to write the film's screenplay. In the original novel, Annie Wilkes severs one of Paul Sheldon's feet with an axe. Goldman loved the scene and argued for it to be included, but Reiner insisted that it be changed so that she only breaks his ankles.
Goldman subsequently wrote that this was the correct decision as amputation would have been too severe. The part of Paul Sheldon was offered to William Hurt Kevin Kline, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman, Robert Redford, but they all turned it down. Warren Beatty was interested in the role, wanting to turn him into a less passive character, but had to drop out as post-production of Dick Tracy extended. Someone suggested James Caan, who agreed to play the part. Caan commented that he was attracted by how Sheldon was a role unlike any other of his, that "being a reactionary character is much tougher." According to Reiner, it was Goldman who suggested that Kathy Bates unknown, should portray Annie Wilkes. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an 89% rating, based on 66 reviews and with an average rating of 7.5 out of 10. King hims