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Ghibliotheque Film Korea : The essential guide to the wonderful world of Korean cinema - Michael Leader

Ghibliotheque Film Korea

The essential guide to the wonderful world of Korean cinema

By: Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham

Hardcover | 3 October 2023 | Edition Number 1

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This guide to the country's cinematic story explores 30 movies, combining reviews with director biographies, and including recommended further viewing and a catalogue of film stills and movie posters.

Explore the magical, mysterious world of Korean cinema, in this new book from the authors of Ghibliotheque.

From smash hits such as Parasite to cult favourites Oldboy, Okja, The Handmaiden and Train to Busan, Korean cinema is a hotbed of creative talent and the force behind the most exciting, captivating filmmaking in the world right now.

In this essential guide to the country's cinematic story, Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham - authors and hosts of the hit podcast Ghibliotheque - guide you through the must-see films from a century of Korean movies.

Exploring 30 movies, from the breakout hits to deeper cuts, hidden gems and future classics, Film Korea is a gateway to everything you need to know about the white-hot world of Korean cinema. Combining reviews and director biographies with recommended further viewing and a catalogue of beautiful film stills and movie posters, this is your one-stop guide to an incredible, captivating artform.

About the Author

Michael Leader is a writer and broadcaster whose writing has appeared inSight he has appeared on air for the BBC World Service; and has written and voiced video essays for the BBC and Little White Lies. He has written about film for The i, BFI,NME and more. His first animated short film as writer and producer, made with BFI Network, will be released in 2021. He lives in London with his partner and a small dog.

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