• Korean cinema was born at a time when the peninsula was still under Japanese control (since 1910). It immediately became a tool of resistance, with communists, especially, seizing on this opportunity. Na Un-gyu directed, in 1926, the first known (but since lost) film, “Arirang.”And yet, cinema as we know it today was borne of the civil war (1950-1953), a conflict that resulted in the country being split. North Korean cinema

  • He arrived. We do not know where from, nor how. With his round face marked by blows, this teenager looks like a kid and a tough guy all at once. We do not know where he comes from, but we know what he’s become a product of: his addiction to hard drugs. We don’t know how he got there, but we understand where he hails from: a community of men living in the mountains, aging addicts, now devoted to prayer, work and to the rediscovery

  • This second DVD offering includes movies very different from each other but nevertheless combined in a boxed set which is remarkable in and of itself since it is the first available materialization of the activities the World Cinema Foundation has been conducting since 2007.

    Founded and chaired by Martin Scorsese, the World Cinema Foundation works with many of the world’s leading