“These budding directors shot their first films when Korean cinema was at its peak, so it’s no wonder they now feel pressure’. -PIFF programmer
The “sophomore slump” refers to when a second effort fails to meet the standards or expectations of the first. It affects bands, performers and artists of all types – and movie directors are no exception.
Six emerging Korean directors discussed the pressure and the anxiety they felt while making their second films, as well as the challenges of dealing with the changing landscape of filmmaking in Korea at “Open Talk No. 2″ during the Pusan International Film Festival, which closed its nine-day run last Friday.”
Read this article from Han Cinema.