Film director Heo Jin-ho has been invited to the 17th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival as a juror in the competition division. The festival will be held in Hokkaido, Japan from Feb. 23 through 27.
Film critic Chung Ji-wook has also been invited as a juror in the off-theater competition division of the film festival.
According to Kim Ji-suk, a programmer of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), director Huh will join other jurors such as Sadao Nakazima, Kimitoka Ryoichi, and Eiza Niskanen.
Korean films such as "Blood Rain" (2005, directed by Kim Dae-seung) and "The End of Mustang Boy at a Three-Forked Road" (2005, directed by Nam Ki-woong) have been invited to the "Young Fantastic Films' Competition Division", the main competition division of the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.
Meanwhile, Kim Ji-suk of the PIFF said that "Red Shoes" (2005, directed by Kim Yong-gyoon) has been invited to the international competition division of the 13th Fantastic Film Festival of Gerardmer in France to open on Jan. 25.
TV drama starring Choi Ji-woo records 20.6% viewership in Japan 2006/01/16 (Source) The pilot episode of the Korean-Japanese TV drama "Rondo", starring top hallyu actress Choi Ji-woo, recorded viewer ratings of 20.6 percent when it aired in Japan Jan. 15 on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), reported Choi's agency, Yedang Entertainment, on Jan. 16.
The local soap opera "My Lovely Sam-soon" (My Name is Kim Sam-soon) is currently airing primetime in Taiwan. The hit drama is the latest in the booming Korean wave (hallyu), following the huge success of "Jewel in the Palace" (Dae Jang Geum) there last year.
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