Chinese Actress Tang Wei Expecting a Baby 2016/02/29, Source,
Chinese actress Tang Wei is pregnant. She announced the news on her social network account on Friday. "[Husband Kim] Tae-yong and I are expecting a baby", she wrote. She said that she and Kim, a Korean film director, were "expecting a 'little monkey'," referring to her unborn child,...More
[BIFF] 'Best dressed' Son Ye-jin VS 'Worst dressed' Ha Ji-won 2015/10/01, Source,
The rain and wind didn't stop the Red Carpet from happening.
The 20th Busan International Film Festival Red Carpet opening event was held on the 1st.
Long dresses were seen everywhere and nude tones in particular too. The wind helped in making the actresses look like goddesses,...More
Busan Film Fest to Mark 20th Year with Top 100 Asian Films 2015/09/25, Source,
More than 300 films from 75 countries will be screened during the annual Busan International Film Festival, which starts its 10-day run on Oct. 1 in the southern port city. The Indian film "Zubaan", directed by Mozez Singh, will open this year's festival. The film is about a young man's search for his true self. Closing the festival will be the Chinese melodrama "Mountain Cry", directed by Larry Yang. Set in a remote village, the film revolves around a young villager and a widow who fall in love,...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
Tang Wei's Wedding Pictures Revealed 2014/08/20, Source,
Film director Kim Tae-yong's production firm on Tuesday unveiled photos of his wedding to Chinese actress Tang Wei.
The two had a small wedding at the Ingmar Bergman estate on the Swedish island of Faro on July 12 and an official marriage ceremony witnessed by their families recently, Bom Film Productions said,...More
China's Tang Wei to Marry Korean Director 2014/07/03, Source,
Chinese actress Tang Wei and Korean filmmaker Kim Tae-yong will tie the knot this fall. They worked together in "Late Autumn" (2010). Kim's agency Bom Film Productions on Wednesday said they will get married this fall in a private ceremony with family and close friends. They first met while shooting the film and their relationship developed when Tang came to Korea for a commercial shoot in October 2013, and they visited each other in China and Korea over the past months,...More
K-Entertainment 2012/10/03, Source,
Hello, everyone. Im Lena with the latest K-pop news updates. Well start off with news about global sensation Psy. Last night, Psy whos at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the U.K. music chart treated some 8,000 Korean fans to a free performance at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul,...More
'Cold War' to Open Busan Film Fest Next Month 2012/09/20, Source,
The 17th Busan International Film Festival will be held for 10 days from Oct. 4 to 13. A total of 304 films from 75 countries will be screened at 37 screens at Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae and seven theaters in downtown Busan,...More
The 17th Busan International Film Festival to Kick Off on Oct. 4 for 10-Day Run 2012/09/16, Source,
Benito Bautista, Harana director
The Harana documentary from the Philippines will be competing in the Busan Film Festival scheduled for Oct.4-13 , 2012.
The film has generated interest not only amongst Kababayans in Manila, but also in Guam, Hawaii and several prominent film festivals in California and NYK. It is something that they could be proud about.
Kababayan is a Tagalog word that means fellow Filipino, countryman, or townmate. It is used throughout the Philippines and throughout the various Philippine languages.
The Harana documentary film explores the vanished custom of Harana and its music through the eyes of classical guitarist Florante Aguilar,...More
Lee Je-hoon's final burst of flame before NS in October 2012/08/23, Source, Three movies…promotional ambassador for the Korean Film Festival
Actor Lee Je-hoon who starts National Service on the 25th of October is using up his energy and being admitted without a break. He signed up for conscripted police work at "Whistle" which is the Seoul Police Agency Promotions Foundation and before he does, he's going to make two movies and another one in the two and something months he's got left.
Lee Je-hoon is currently busy making "I Am Paparoti". He was so eager to select this project he postponed NS for this. Apparently all of Lee Je-hoon's scenes are being taken ahead of others before he leaves,...More
China to Host Korean Film Festival 2012/08/22, Source,
A Korean film festival will be held in China to mark the 20th anniversary of South Korea and China establishing diplomatic ties. The Korean Film Council said the festival will be held from August 29th to October 16th in Beijing and Shanghai,...More
10th NEW YORK KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL (NYKFF) @ BAM Rose Cinema 2012/02/08, Source, Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26
The Korea Society presents the 10th New York Korean Film Festival with new releases showcasing the popular and prolific in Korean film. In cooperation with partners BAM Cinématek and CJ Entertainment, this 10th festival features blockbusters, cutting-edge action, drama, and comedy at BAM Rose Cinema.
New York Korean Film Festival will present the following films,...More
Busan critics name Tang Wei best actress 2011/12/01, Source,
By Lee Hyo-won
The Busan Film Critics Association (BCFA) has named Tang Wei best actress for her role in the local melodrama "Late Autumn - 2010". This marks the Chinese star's third honorable mention in Korea.
The 32-year-old Chinese actress is slated to attend the ceremony for the 12th BCFA Awards tonight at the Busan Cinema Center in the southern port city,...More
Kim Ha-neul VS Tang Wei 2011/11/24, Source,
Who will be the flower of this years Cheongryong?
The 32nd Cheongryong Movie Awards will be held on the 25th at the Kyeonghee University in the Peace Hall. The competition for the Best Actress seems to be more special and intense than usual.,...More
The Front Line wins big at Korean Critics Awards 2011/11/14, Source,
Director JANG Hun's "The Front Line" was the big winner at the 31st Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards. The ceremony was held at the Seoul Press Center on the evening of Friday, Nov. 11.
South Korea's submission to the Academy Awards best foreign language film nominations, The Front Line snapped up a total of four KAFC awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best New Actor,...More
Late Autumn released in USA starting June 17 and ticket giveaway (US only) 2011/06/10, Source,
"Late Autumn - 2010"
Anna Chen's (Tang Wei) highly jealous husband discovers that Anna has rekindled a relationship with her first love. When Anna's husband confronts her about their relationship a terrible fight ensues. Anna awakens from a daze and discovers that her husband is dead. The police arrive. 7 years later, Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grant Anna a three-day furlough to attend her mother's funeral,...More
Weekly Star Scene 2011/06/01, Source,
Once again it's time for weekly star scene, your update of the latest comings and goings in entertainment.
: We have our oh so unique reporter Dami in the studio with us! Hello Dami!
[Reporter : ] : Hello 건영 and Sean! Now we recently there has been some exciting news about a big star couple! ^.~ That's right! I am talking about Yoo Jin and Ki-Tae-yeong. The announced to a roomful of press that they will be tying the knot this year! Let's go ahead and join everyone at the scene of the press conference where both stars were all smiles in announcing their big day!,...More
Korean shorts win awards 2011/02/21, Source,
Director Park Chan-kyong poses with his Golden Bear award of the International Short Film Jury for his film "Night Fishing", co-directed by Park Chan-wook, during the awards ceremony at the 61st Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Feb. 19. / Reuters-Yonhap
By Chung Ah-young
Korean film director Park Chan-wook's latest short film "Paranmanjang (Night Fishing)" in collaboration with his brother Chan-kyong, won the Gold Bear for Best Short Film at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which wrapped up Sunday,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/02/17, Source, The Korean musical "Tears of Heaven", aimed at making tours around the world, is making headlines in Korea! With an unparalleled crew consisting of members such as composer Frank Wildhorn and Gabriel Barre, famous for the production of "Sweeney Todd", "Tears of Heaven" is a perfect combination of mu,...More
Weekly star scene 2011/02/16, Source, Show transcript
Next we'll be moving on to our next segment of "Weekly Star Scene".
We have our entertainment reporter Lee Dami in the studio with us, today. Hello Dami!
[Reporter : ] Hello, sean and 건영!
Well, what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Today for , as always, I'll deliver the news and issues that heated up the entertainment industry! First up is the news of JYJ's Kim Jun-su, who is enjoying stardom as a musical actor as well as a recording artist. Let's kick off this week's by taking a look at this new dark horse of the musical industry,...More
Hyeon Bin: 'I Feel No Fear About Joining Marines' 2011/02/14, Source, Hyeon Bin enthusiastically played the male protagonist named Hoon in the movie "Late Autumn - 2010".
Actor Hyeon Bin, who appeared in "Late Autumn - 2010" with Chinese actress Tang Wei, said, "I hope that I can become a more mature and strong person in the military". This year, Hyeon Bin has been enjoying the most success since his debut. The SBS drama "Secret Garden", in which he appeared, recorded high viewer ratings of around 30 percent, and his movies "Late Autumn - 2010" and "Come Rain Come Shine" were officially invited to the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. He has been spending the busiest time by holding promotional activities for his movies and filming various TV commercials, but he will join the Marine Corps on March 7. He will leave the screen at the time he has received the greatest love by people. During an interview with Hyeon Bin held at the Wangsibri CGV, he said, "I have no fear about joining the military",...More
Weekly star scene 1 2011/02/02, Source,
We've got a great new treat for you guys out there now. We know you've been hungry for the latest in entertainment news here in Korea so every Wednesday is our Weekly Star Scene corner. Hyeon Bin, Gong Li, Yoon Si-yoon updates on these stars and more are all up next. We're joined by Lee Dami here in the studio to tell us more,...More
Hyeon Bin to grace Berlinale red carpet 2011/02/01, Source,
By Ines Min
Actor Hyeon Bin, 29, will be able to make the red carpet of the Berlin International Film Festival, ahead of entering the Marine Corps. March 7, it was announced Monday.
Hyeon received permission from the authorities to leave the country from Feb. 15 to 23. The festival, commonly known as Berlinale, runs from Feb. 10 to 20,...More
[PIFF] REVIEW - Gala Presentation "Late Autumn - 2010" 2010/10/11, Source,
A scene from film "Late Autumn - 2010" [Courtesy of PIFF]
A space thick with fog. The coincidental meeting between a Korean man and Chinese woman. And that too in the unfamiliar city of Seattle. The time they spend loving each other -- 72 hours. The countless number of fallen leaves which fluttered around in the air in director Lee Man-hee-I's 1966 film "Late Autumn" are gone and the setting too has changed from Korea to the United States. But the solitary vibe which surrounds the two remains so unchanged that it pales the fact that 45 years have passed,...More
PIFF stars promote global cinema, passion 2010/10/11, Source, BUSAN — The 15th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) became the meeting ground for some of the world's top actors over the weekend, each striving to keep the global movie community alive through their films.
World beauty Aishwarya Rai, American legend Willem Dafoe and Chinese superst,...More
[PIFF] Hoping that moment will be about Busan 2010/10/08, Source,
Actor Won Bin, actress Kim Sae-ron and director Lee Jeong-beom of film "The Man From Nowhere" walk the red carpet of the opening ceremony for the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in Busan, South Korea on October 7, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Second visit to Busan and first time covering the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF). It is experience that is embarrassing to even be considered short. But instead feeling discouraged by the Busan natives and reporters who cover PIFF every year, the fireworks which went off at the start of the festival were watched with ease and excitement. It was probably from the anticipation felt from getting to meet directly with actors and directors who turned up at the show with their films as precious as their own child, and the satisfaction felt from being amongst the huge crowd seated at the venue,...More
Hyeon Bin to release single album in Japan 2010/05/19, Source,
Korean actor Hyeon Bin [photograph by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Korean actor Hyeon Bin will release a single album in Japan, according to his agency AM Entertainment on Wednesday.
"The actor will be releasing a single album in Japan for his fans", a representative from AM explained, stressing that it "does not mean the start of a singing career",...More
Kim Jeong-eun's Movie Picks 2010/04/21, Source,
Actress Kim Jeong-eun [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"Ambition" is not the first word that pops into mind when one hears the name Kim Jeong-eun. Despite the sensational debut she made as a queer patient with a shaved head in MBC TV series "Sunflowers", the image she has established as a star is the actress who is always cheerful and full of life. She was the short-tempered yet loveable, and slightly aggressive yet kind-hearted youngest daughter of the mafia in film "Marrying the Mafia" (2002). And after SBS drama "Lovers in Paris", the audience identified her with her character Tae-young which brought her much glory and fame yet also summed up her ten-year career with an image she said she "wanted to overcome". That is when she came across "Close to You", a film through which she could attain her desire. Kim Jeong-eun became In-young who was no Cinderella and had no reason in her life to laugh out loud,...More
Actress Kim Yoon-jin's Movie Picks 2010/03/05, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-jin [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Kim Yoon-jin spent her childhood in the United States and made her first step into the world of acting on Broadway. Hence, English was the language she acted in and also used for over 20 years to speak her mind. But 10Asia's interview with the actress revealed that her Korean was just as accurate and rich in expression. Whatever the question, she gave clear answers while appropriately adding in adjectives which would embellish her sentences. Her style of speech was just like her acting -- on point yet elaborate. Many people associated Kim with the term 'female soldier' for a long time after she made her film debut playing a North Korean spy in "Shiri". The audience was unfamiliar with this actress who till then had made a few unnoted appearances in Korean dramas, but she left her mark with "Shiri", standing strong with her role opposite top Korean actor Han Suk-kyu who played the South Korean agent she loves. She then took on "Gingko Bed 2: Danjeobiyeonsu" where her piercing eyes reached beyond the camera to the audience. And just when it seemed she would forever trap herself in the image of a female soldier, Kim started expanding on her scope of acting. In "Ardor", she suffered just like her character Mi-heun did until she found hope in her life. And she may have ended up being the stereotypical Asian woman and finicky lawyer with her roles in the "Lost" series and Korean pic "Seven Days" but with her belief that "it is up to the actor to fill in the empty spaces", her characters became individuals with something more than empty hearts.,...More
Hyeon Bin to visit Japan tomorrow 2010/01/06, Source,
Actor Hyun Bin [AM Entertainment]
Hallyu star Hyeon Bin will visit Japan tomorrow by invitation of Japan's Fuji TV, according to the actor's agency AM Entertainment on Wednesday. AM explained that Fuji TV had invited Hyeon Bin to Japan in time with two of his dramas airing on the broadcaster's channels starting this month. His 2005 hit MBC TV series "My Name is Kim Sam-soon" is set to air every afternoon on Fuji's public network starting January 11 as part of its newly established 'Hallyuα' project while his drama "Friend, Our Story" from last year will show on BS Fuji, Fuji TV's digital satellite broadcasting station, on January 17.,...More
Two Korean Classics to be Remade 2009/11/13, Source, Two Korean classic films from 2 prolific Korean directors whose films were part of and contributed to the famous Golden Age of Korean cinema are about to be remade. This period between the 1960's and 1970's helped lay the ground work for many of today's modern directors. The original ",...More
In Cinemas This Weekend 2007/11/09, Source, And finally tonight let's see what's new at the movies this week.
Looks like it's a good mix of Korean and foreign productions with one for fans of Tom Cruise and Robert Redford and Taiwanese director Ang Lee.
Lee Jeewon has our preview.
We begin with an omnibus film from Korea.
Composed of thre,...More
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