CICI picks year's top promoters of Korea 2015/01/18, Source,
From left: Chinese actress Tang Wei, Korean speed-skater Shim Suk-hee, CICI President Choi Jung-wha and AmorePacific CEO Suh Kyung-bae pose for a photo after prizes were awarded for the 11th CICI Korea on Monday. Provided by CICI
The 11th annual CICI Korea awards gave prizes to leading local cosmetics company AmorePacific, Chinese actress Tang Wei and teenage speed-skater Shim Suk-hee for the vital roles they have played in promoting Korea worldwide in the last year. The awards, which are hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), select companies, people or objects that are considered the biggest contributors to enhancing Korea's image globally each year,...More
Wei awarded for contributing to local culture 2015/01/17, Source,
Chinese actress Tang Wei poses for a photo at Coex Intercontinental Hotel in southern Seoul on Monday prior to attending CICI Korea's awards ceremony, where she received a Stepping Stone Bridge Award.Provided by the CICI
Tang Wei initially gained recognition with her risque role in Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" in 2007. But the Chinese actress was still considered a distant star to many Korean viewers. However, after she starred in director Kim Tae-yong's "Late Autumn - 2010" in 2010 and married him last year, Tang became one of the most admired Chinese actresses in Korea,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Birth of a Family" 2014/09/12,
Technically it's probably most accurate to call "The Birth of a Family" an omnibus. The first two are non-connected stories which share only a general theme- that some people in the world are horribly impulsive and selfish, and it's the responsibility of their more level-headed family members to take charge for the mistakes of their more childish blood relatives. And this is true even if the entire part of the story right up until the end has been about said level-headed family members trying to avoid this eventuality and follow their dreams instead,...More
Busan Film Fest to Gather Movies from All Over Asia 2014/09/06, Source,
Global celebrities will walk the red carpet as this year's Busan International Film Festival takes place from Oct. 2 to 11. BIFF director Lee Yong-kwan on Tuesday said this year's festival will take place on 33 screens in seven cinemas, featuring 314 films from 79 countries,...More
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