The Ultimate Guide to Korean Cinema


By Bastian Meiresonne

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Ride the Korean wave (Hallyu) of cinema and explore the most exciting and captivating films in the world today.
From smash hits like Parasite to cult favorites Oldboy, The Handmaiden, and Train to Busan, Korean cinema has revolutionized the film industry. Hallyuwood is a comprehensive, cultural dive into Korean cinema from 1900 to the present highlighting more than 100 major films from Golden Age classics to intriguing indies. Asian film expert and writer Bastian Meiresonne explores how Korean cinema found its roots and the cultural, historical, and political forces that have shaped the industry over the last 125 years.
With vibrant film stills and original movies posters throughout, Hallyuwood is a celebration of the past, present, and future of Korean cinema and a gateway to everything you need to know about these unique and thrilling movies. 


On Sale
Jan 14, 2025
Page Count
352 pages

Bastian Meiresonne

About the Author

Bastian Meiresonne is an expert in Asian cinema and the co-author of a dozen books, including The Dictionary of Asian Cinema. He also serves as a programmer and artistic director for Asian films at various film festivals. He has been responsible for several retrospectives featuring Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, and Korea. Additionally, he is the director of Garuda Power (2014), a documentary dedicated to Indonesian (action) cinema.

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