In case you missed it, here's a look back at what we did:
- Join KOFFIA for the Korean Blogathon 2011 and win! - Our original call to arms by KOFFIA Blog Editor Richard Gray!
- A Secret Ray of Sunshine - Sarah Ward took a look at actress Jeon Do-Youn, star of such films as Untold Scandal, Secret Sunshine and the remake of The Housemaid
- Motherly Love - Sarah continued her examination of the role of women in Korean cinema for International Women's Day with this look at Bong Joon-ho's Mother.
- Castaway in Hollywood: Remakes of Korean Films - Not only is Hollywood finding out about Korean films, they are remaking them - but Korean is starting to play them at their own game, as KOFFIA Blog Editor Richard Gray found out in this article.
- Lee Hae-jun: Master of Quirk - With his KOFFIA 2010 Closing Night hit Castaway on the Moon soon to be remade by John Waters, Richard Gray took a look at this writer/director's career to date.
- A Million: the hypocrisy of "reality" - Richard Gray helps Korea and Australia celebrate the 2011 year of friendship by examining this Korean film shot in the Australian outback.
- Korean Film Downunder Volume 1 - KOFFIA Marketing Director Kieran Tully examines the recent history of Korean film in Australia, and ponders the future of Korean releases down under.
- A Movie is a Movie - Kwenton Bellette follows up his KOFFIA 2010 piece on Kim Ki-duk by examining his hard-hitting Rough Cut.
- Korean Cinema: Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres - KOFFIA Marketing Assistant Raelene Loong tells everything there is love about Korean cinema's amazing ability to cross genres.
- Lee Chang-dong find an Oasis - Gaurav Bhalla dissects this touching portrayal of true love, social repression, and the unspoken yearnings which are expressions of our human nature
- An A to Z Guide to Korean Cinema: Part 1 - Samson Kwok takes a novel approach to listing the best of the best of Korean film, from Attack the Gas Station through to King and the Clown.
- Bong Joon-ho: Master of menace - Sarah Ward takes a further look at one of the true leading lights in the Korean film industry, and the director of Mother, The Host and Memories of Murder.
- Im Sang-soo wipes the house clean - Christopher J. Wheeler weighs up the merits of the remake to the 1960s Korean classic The Housemaid, and is surprised to find just how much they differ.
- An A to Z guide to Korean Cinema: Part 2 - Samson Kwok continues his guide to Korean cinema, taking us from Lover's Concerto all the way up to Art Museum by the Zoo. Hey, that's cheating!
- The Chaser - Sarah Ward closed off the blogathon with a look at Na Hong-jin's The Chaser, part of a new breed of shock-thrillers within a culturally specific frame.
That's a whopping 15 posts in a week! Excuse us while we pat ourselves on the back and take a deep breath for a moment. We'd like to thank all of the contributors listed below (in no particular order) for giving up their time and energy to make this blogathon a success for KOFFIA. They are:
- Kieran Tully, Marketing Director for KOFFIA and the Korean Cultural Office, Managing Director of Fan Chan Pictures. Kieran can be found on Twitter @tullysrecall
- Samson Kwok, Heroic Cinema, which can be found on Twitter @heroiccinema
- Christopher J. Wheeler, Hancinema and Korea: Films, Photos, Travel.Chris can be found on Twitter @chriscjw85
- Sarah Ward, Editor of DVD Bits and The Reel Bits. Sarah can be found on Twitter @swardplay and @The_ReelBits
- Richard Gray, KOFFIA Blog Editor and Editor-in-chief of DVD Bits and The Reel Bits. Richard can be found on Twitter @DVDBits and @The_ReelBits
- Raelene Loong, KOFFIA Marketing Assistant, Cutting Squares and Artistic Director of Fan Chan Pictures. Raelene can be found on Twitter @suupatrout
- Kwenton Bellette, Twitch Film. Kwenton can be found on Twitter @kwenton
- Gaurav Bhalla
It doesn't stop here of course! KOFFIA 2011 is still coming to Sydney and Melbourne this year, and we are warming up a terrific program for you. Stay tuned right here - along with Twitter, Facebook and the KOFFIA website - for all the latest and greatest news.
We will keep blogging throughout the year, so don't you go changing!
Richard is a Marketing Assistant for KOFFIA and the KOFFIA Blog Editor. He can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org