47th IFFI- Removal of censorship helped Korean films to grow- Director Lee Joon-ik of ‘Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet’Director Lee Joon-ik of ‘Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet’
A Meera Sahib
Lee Joon-ik spoke about the removal of censorship in South Korea and its impact on the Korean Film Industry in a press conference held in the parleys of 47 th IFFI . He said that in the 70s, Hollywood had 80% share in the Korean market, while the Korean cinema only had a 20% share. But, with the complete removal of censorship, now the Korean cinema has gained 30% of the market share, while reducing Hollywood share by up to 50%.