IBNA- A film study book, 'Sovereign Violence: Ethics and South Korean Cinema in the New Millennium' (2016) by Steve Choe has been published in Persian and is available in Iranian bookstores.
Centered on violence in the south Korean Cinema particularly its representation in the New Wave of that country, the book has been translated into Persian by Mo’ein Rasouli. Hezareh Sevom Publishing in Tehran has released 'Sovereign Violence’ in 500 pages.
South Korea is home to one of the most vibrant film industries in the world today, producing movies for a strong domestic market that are also drawing the attention of audiences worldwide.
This book presents a comprehensive analysis of some of the most well-known and incendiary South Korean films of the millennial decade from nine major directors.
Building his analysis on contemporary film theory and philosophy, as well as interviews and other primary sources, Steve Choe makes a case that these often violent films pose urgent ethical dilemmas central to life in the age of neoliberal globalization.
Steve Choe is an Associate Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. He has other books in his career including 'Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany' (2014) and 'The Films of William Friedkin' (2021).