‘Hallyuwood’ combines the words ‘Hallyu’ (which means Korean Wave) and ‘wood’ from Hollywood.
In 2010, CNN reported on the coining to describe the stratospheric rise of Korean pop culture worldwide, but little did we know just how much that would continue to grow in the 2010s. Since then, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite became the first film not in the English language to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and a host of other South Korean filmmakers, such as Lee Chang-dong, Park Chan-wook and Hong Sang-soo, have cemented their status as the darlings of world cinema. Additionally, K-Pop is no longer the niche market it once was thanks to BTS and BLACKPINK, while Squid Game broke viewership records on Netflix.
Hunt, the directorial debut of Squid Game’s Emmy-winning star, Lee Jung-jae, arrives on Curzon Home Cinema today. Enjoy!