Criterion Channel Releases “New Korean Cinema” Collection

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As Korean pop culture continues its worldwide ascent, now is a perfect time to catch up with the wild, genre-defying pleasures of the seemingly unstoppable movement known as the New Korean Cinema. Bringing together essential works by major directors like Bong Joon Ho (THE HOST, MOTHER), Park Chan-wook (SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE), Kim Jee-woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS), and Ryoo Seung-wan (CRYING FIST) this sampler of modern classics and cult favorites spotlights the innovative artists who have powered the commercial and creative renaissance that completely transformed South Korea’s film industry from the mid 1990s through the late 2000s. Characterized by an ingenious mixing and subversion of genre conventions and an effortless blending of art-house and commercial sensibilities, these visceral, audaciously constructed films deliver both high-octane thrills and biting social and political critiques of contemporary Korean life.

Watch the New Korean Cinema series now on the Criterion Channel!

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