Yeah, "Gangnam Style" has thrust Korean pop culture into the U.S. mainsteam but the Korean film industry has really been making its mark on international cinema. This year sees the national debut of a Korean independent film festival. And it's happening at U-M.
"“I decided to go with independent film because independent film has not been considered important, not even in South Korea,” Lee said. “I just want to show the diversity of Korean cinema.”
Lee explained that an independent Korean film is produced outside of the three main production studios in South Korea — CJ Entertainment, Showbox and Lotte Entertainment, which are comparable to Paramount, 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios in the US. Lee said about 90 percent of South Korean films are produced through these three studios."