[HanCinema's Korea Diaries] "Yeongwol" August 8th-10th 2016/09/10,
Jeongdongjin is the terminus of a rural railroad line that stretches to, among other places, Jecheon in the north-center part of the country, which as it happens was the next film festival I needed to go to. Sadly, there aren't a lot of places along the way. Or so I thought. From the very beginning Yeongwol was a very distinctive location. Observe the giant spooky bridge at three in the morning. Not that it's much more crowded during the daytime,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.25 ~ 2016.03.27 2016/03/28,
"Batman v Superman" overruns "Zootopia"...
DC's much-anticipated superhero brawl, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", has made millions over the past few days as filmgoers and comic book fans around the world flocked to their closest theatres to catch these two iconic titans clash. In Korea, the film was released on Thursday and was given an incredible 1,696 screens, from which it attracted 1.1 million admissions to capture 68% of the box office pie. Worldwide, "Batman v Superman" has already grossed over $424 million,...More
For young Peruvians, K-pop links to economic growth 2012/01/16, Source,
CUSCO, Peru (Yonhap) - On a cold, rainy morning in Ccorao, Peru, Jessica Quijhua braved the elements and set out from her house with a cane. In the rural village lying at an altitude of 3,800 meters in southern Peru, farmers stay home and even the most energetic tourists duck into their vans in such inclement weather.
For Quijhua, 22, the journey to a nearby ceramics school required her to stop and rest every few minutes because of her leg disability. Her worn hat and fuzzy sweater were wet from the rain. With her big dreams, however, Quijhua wishes she could make the trip every day, not just on Mondays and Thursdays,...More
Ahn Jae-wook returns with 'Jack the Ripper' 2011/07/05, Source,
Actor Ahn Jae-wook speaks during a press conference in Seoul on June 30. / Courtesy of M Musical Company
Hallyu star gets back in touch with stage roots in the musical
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Hallyu star Ahn Jae-wook returns to the local musical scene as Daniel from "Jack the Ripper", and says he's happy to get back in touch with his roots on the stage - a place that "never lies",...More
Stars joining donation rush 2011/03/16, Source,
By Chung Ah-young
Singers and actors are eagerly joining the ongoing donation rush to help Japanese victims hit hard by the recent devastating earthquakes.
Actors Lee Byung-hun donated 700 million won and Ahn Jae-wook gave 100 million won to the Korean Red Cross,...More
Ahn Jae-wook Plans to Sweep Americas 2006/02/27, Source, Korean actor and singer Ahn Jae-wook, a pioneer of the Korean pop-culture craze, or Korean Wave, is planning to sweep the American continent following Asia. Ahn plans to tour Asia starting from Tokyo on March 31 and moving on to China, Hong Ko,...More
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