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Celebration to mark the success of K-films

On Dec. 6, a commemorative ceremony to mark Korean films exceeding 100 million views at this year’s box office took place at Daehan Cinema in Chungmuro, central Seoul.

The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Film Council.

A short montage of this year’s biggest hits as well as a hand printing event took place; and in a poll undertaken of “The 2012 Movie to Watch Again,” “Architecture 101” starring Han Ga-in and Uhm Tae-woong was picked.

The minister of culture, sports and tourism, Choi Gwang-sik said that this year’s success of homemade movies could be attributed to “the passion and ongoing persistence of the movie makers.”

Other VIPs present included Kim Dong-ho of the Busan International Film Festival committee as well as directors Lim Kwon-taek and Lee Yong-ju (“Architecture 101”).

Actors Ahn Sung-ki, Cho Min-soo (“Pieta”) and Uhm from the movie voted No. 1 were all present.


By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]

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