Busan Film Festival Opens with Indian Movie 2015/10/03, Source,
The annual Busan International Film Festival kicked off its 10-day run in the southern port city on Thursday. Actor Song Kang-ho and Afghan actress Marina Golbahari hosted the opening ceremony, during which Studio Ghibli received the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award,...More
[HanCinema's Korea Joa] 20th Busan International Film Festival 2015/10/02,
On October 1st HanCinema attended the 20th Busan International Film Festival's (BIFF) red carpet, opening ceremony, and opening film. Stars and talents walked the red carpet, stayed to present, and then "Zubaan", an introspective Bollywood film directed by Mozez Singh, had its world premiere. Despite the intermittent rain and blustering wind typical of the Busan area, fans braved the weather in raincoats and Snoopy towels to catch glimpses of the stars.
Upon arrival, what strikes one most is the architecture of the Busan Cinema Center located in Centrum City,...More
Art and Culture 2012/05/03, Source,
And now it's time for art and culture updates with our Michelle Kim. Since it's the beginning of May, Michelle has brought us events that we can go with our families to enjoy Children's day and Mother's Day that's coming up really soon.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So what are the things we can do for Mother's Day ?
[Reporter : ] To start us off I've brought you a play, a musical, and a ballet performance that may suit your taste. Some are based on books that we are very familiar with, like the Alice in Wonderland and a fable that we've probably all heard of...The Hare and the Tortoise. Here are more details on this one,...More
'Regional strategy holds key to effective hallyu promotion' 2012/05/01, Source,
Assistant Minister Woo Jin-yung, director of Korean Culture and Information Service / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
By Do Je-hae
A state-run overseas PR agency, the Korea Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) has been spreading national interests for more than four decades.
The wave otherwise known as "hallyu" has been a compelling source of motivation for the agency, but it has brought along new challenges in promoting Korea to the outside world,...More
Cultural News 2011/09/09, Source,
We are here to meet Jo Sumi, a woman as radiant as the autumn sun. She is here to announce an album that will commemorate her 25th anniversary of performing on the world stage.
[Interview : Jo Sumi, Opera singer] "I can't believe that it has been 25 years. Time seems to fly, and I feel that I'm about halfway into my life now",...More
2PM Wooyoung, miss A Suzy cast for "Dream High" 2010/11/04, Source, 2PM member Wooyoung (left) and miss A Suzy (right) [JYP Entertainment]
2PM member Wooyoung and miss A's Suzy will both be making their acting debut in the upcoming KBS music TV series "Dream High", a highly anticipated co-production between top Korean entertainment firms JYP Entertainment (JYPE) and KEYEAST.
The show's promoter announced Thursday that Wooyoung has been cast for the role of Kevin, a skilled dancer from overseas, while Suzy will be playing the role of Ko Hye-mi, the prettiest girl at a performing arts school who dreams of becoming the next Jo Sumi (famed female soprano),...More
Jang Geun-seok models for photo gallery exhibition 2010/07/30, Source,
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok poses for his picture for the "Beautiful Eyes" exhibition [Tree J. Company]
Hallyu star Jang Geun-seok's eyes were featured for a photo gallery exhibition yesterday, according to his agency Tree J. Company on Friday.
Tree J. announced in a press release that Jang participated in an exhibition by famed Korean photographer Jo Se-hyun titled "Beautiful Eyes" which was hosted by Estee Lauder,...More
Steady sellers dominate year's stage calendar 2009/01/03, Source, The country's performance arts calendar in the new year may disappoint some fans. Production companies and concert organizers are cautious in their selection of shows with the general trend being to stick with works that have proven ticket-power.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of performances that,...More
10 Influential Women on the Cultural Scene (1950-2007) 2007/10/22, Source, The Korea Times, the nation's first English daily, turns 57 on Nov. 1. The TOP 10 Series will feature the biggest news stories, scandals, events, figures, surprises and memorable moments in the coming weeks, in celebration of the anniversary. The series will allow our readers to revisit these moment,...More
Top Korean fashion designer Andre Kim gave recognition to Korea's most beautiful and popular stars during his 2007 Best Star Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel,...More
Pianist Yuki to open film fest 2006/11/08, Source, Japanese new age pianist Kuramoto Yuki will perform at the opening of the third Megabox Japanese Film Festival at COEX, southern Seoul, on Nov. 15.
Yuki's piano repertoire - widely used in Korean TV commercials and film soundtracks - is well known among Koreans. Most recently, he collaborated wit,...More
[HERALD INTERVIEW]Singer presents his version of 'Winter Sonata' 2006/10/01, Source, It sounds like a cliche, but for Koreans, Japan is a country that is close yet distant. And an opportunity to present what we have to them through a performance is meaningful in itself. "It is an opportunity that was hard to pass", said Im Tae-kyeong, the lead actor of the musical version of the all,...More
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