Tetsuya Nakashima’s Paco and the Magical Book tells the story of grumpy old Okunuki (Yakusho) as he enters a board meeting and is sent to a hospital, in which he meets a whole bunch of picturesque characters, including a little girl named Paco who can only retain memories for a day.
And so the first Korean Film Blogathon by newkoreancinema.com and cineAWESOME came and went, with bloggers around the world writing about anything Korean Cinema related. A whole week with over 100 entries all about the good, the bad, and the weird — pun intended — of Korean films.
It’s quite clear (from the movies I’ve seen) that Korean movies are ballsy. They aren’t afraid to be graphic, they aren’t afraid to tell it as it is. They aren’t even afraid to play with taboo issues such as incest and cannibalism. So why aren’t Korean television dramas showing the same artistic freedom?