CJ Group Celebrates 60TH ANNIVERSARY with a Spotlight on Korean Cinema


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CJ Entertainment, South Korea’s largest entertainment company, hosted a special Spotlight on Korean Cinema event at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as it celebrates the 60th Anniversary of its parent company CJ Group.

Featured at the event were rising star directors Jo Sung-Hee and Moon Byoung-Gon, who have been closely mentored by Bong Joon-ho, the acclaimed director of Snowpiercer and The Host. Also joining the screening to show their support for the new wave of Korean cinema are leading actors Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe, Masquerade, Bittersweet Life) and Ha Jung-Woo (Berlin File, The Yellow Sea, The Chaser), Ko Soo (Piano, Green Rose, Will It Snow For Christmas?, Some, White Night, Haunters, The Front Line, Love 911), Gong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush; Pasta; The Greatest Love), Lee Jin-wook – South Korean actor (Nine: Nine Time Travels.)

Byung-Hun Lee

The screening presentation included two films:

• Safe (dir. Moon Byoung-gon) – “SAFE” was awarded the Palme d’Or Prize Short Film at Cannes Film Festival in 2013 for Director Moon’s sharp criticism of reality and production ability that are rare among novice film directors.

• End of Animal (dir. Jo Sung-Hee) – Following Director Jo’s sensational short film debut which was awarded Best Picture at the Mise-en-scène Shorts Film Festival, he directed his first feature-length work End of Animal, which was immediately invited to the Vancouver and Rotterdam International Film Festivals. “End of Animal” is being remade as a US feature film.

On the occasion of the CJ Group 60th Anniversary, CJ Entertainment is donating ten iconic Korean films to The Museum of Modern Art’s Film Collection. Donated films include masterpieces from directors Bong Joon-Ho, Park Chan-Wook, and Jee-Woon Kim, as well as exciting new director Jo Sung-Hee.

Who else was at the special celebration? The one and only PSY!

Assemblyman Ron Kim

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