Hallyuwood by Bastian Meiresonne2 min read

This e-book represents the world’s first monograph on Korean cinema. It delves into its historical past, from 1900 to the current day, exploring its main tendencies, movies, and essentially the most globally famend administrators and actors.

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Parasite, Choice to Depart, Oldboy, or The Chaser – these works readily come to thoughts in gentle of the phenomenon that gave its title to this e-book, the “hallyu,” which refers back to the worldwide success and international unfold of Korean popular culture. The time period is to be taken in its literal sense: the wave, and this e-book unveils the submerged dynamics essential to Korean cinema.

By means of this e-book, we uncover that Korean cinema’s attract will be attributed, partially, to its distinctive type that resonates with the cinematic cultures which have influenced it from its inception. It interprets and sheds gentle on these influences from its personal perspective. Korean movie productions draw inspiration from a variety of sources, together with American blockbusters, French New Wave, Italian spaghetti westerns, and Hong Kong kung-fu movies, to call only some examples.


The e-book additionally presents the historic contexts and inventive and/or political commitments which have contributed to those distinct atmospheres and aesthetics.

In a nutshell, this e-book, with its complete and exact analyses, coupled with its extremely evocative and sometimes unseen photos, stands as a necessary contribution to the historical past of world cinema”.

Dimension: 190 × 260 mm
352 pages – 172 coloration footage
40 €

Launch (France / Switzerland / Belgium) : October twenty fifth

is an skilled in Asian cinema, press author, and co-author of a dozen books, together with “Le Dictionnaire du cinéma asiatique” (New World Ed., 2008). He additionally serves as a programmer and inventive director for Asian movies at varied movie festivals. He has been answerable for a number of retrospectives that includes Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, and Korea. Moreover, he’s the director of “Garuda Energy” (2014), a documentary devoted to Indonesian (motion) cinema.

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