In honor of Youn Yuh-jung’s historic Oscar nomination this year—Youn and her Minari co-star Steven Yeun are the first Korean actors ever nominated— and to celebrate our five-film retrospective of Youn’s recent work (now extended through April 25 in our Virtual Cinema), we asked the FLC community for their favorite Korean films.
It should come as as no surprise that some of the most popular submissions were directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, with recent hits that include the record-breaking Parasite and Okja, as well as notable films by renowned filmmakers Hong Sangsoo, Park Chan-wook, and Lee Chang-dong. This weekly series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation via Instagram and Twitter.
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Train to Busan. No wait… Mother. No wait… actually, too many!
— Neon Marquee (@NeonMarquee) April 9, 2021
I always go for The Handmaiden, Swing Kids or 26 Years! Three very different films, but equally as stunning as they tell incredible stories
— hana (@KinoPretension) April 9, 2021
Old Boy ( Park chan wook 2003)
Seom,Samaria, bin jip, ( kim ki duk)
— valentina pellitteri (@mieledarancio) April 9, 2021
Definitely Lee Chang m-Dong’s POETRY. A truly amazing move that ranks among the best of the 21st century so far.
— GBE (@plasticaisle) April 9, 2021
Jibeuro – The Way Home (2002) is my top favorite.
(Slightly ahead of Beoning – Burning (2018).) pic.twitter.com/KRvQ1moyW2
— simons ace (@SimonssonA) April 9, 2021
A TALE OF TWO SISTERS pic.twitter.com/18yYiMvYc6
— Mel Valentin 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@RealMelValentin) April 9, 2021
Aimless Bullet. Revered as a classic in SK, not that well known anywhere else. Easily the among the best explorations of Korean War-related trauma ever put to film. pic.twitter.com/RnpVDaxel0
— James Y. Lee (@killthejokes) April 9, 2021
Seopyeonje, Im Kwon-taek (1993) pic.twitter.com/B7HDWnXXPi
— Limguela (@Limguela_Raume) April 9, 2021
— Akos Peterbencze (@ilovemoviesmor1) April 10, 2021
There is no one answer to this. It just isn't possible. https://t.co/75kwMv2NYo
— Nana Osei (@nanaosei95) April 10, 2021