[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/12/03,
The Indian Express interviews Im Kwon-taek about his career and thoughts on Bollywood, see how the recent protests in Korea have impacted the nation's dream machine, Lee Kyoung-mi talks about some of the challenges female filmmakers face, and Kim Hyung-seok explores the trend of fantasy in modern Korean cinema,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Choi Song-hyeon 2010/05/13, Source,
Korean actress Choi Song-hyeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
My name is Choi Song-hyeon. I was born on April 11, 1982. I have a jinx where bad things have happened on all my previous birthdays, but this year I was very happy because I celebrated my birthday on set with the staff and other cast members. My family consists of my parents and my two older sisters. Sometimes my parents still call me 'baby' because I'm the youngest. (laugh) My oldest sister and I are five years apart and I'm two years apart with my other sister. They are both married and I have two nephews. All five of my closest friends got married last year and I'm the only bachelorette. They all met good guys and are living happy lives, otherwise they would have called me up to badmouth their husbands,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Seo Woo - Part 1 2010/04/28, Source,
Korean actress Seo Woo posing during her interview 10Asia [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
The day before shooting ended at 5 a.m. in the morning. The shoot continued again later on the same day at 11 a.m. During the afternoon the outdoor shoot was put to a halt due to the rain. For half the day she waited in the car for the rain to stop. Things resumed at around 9 p.m. The temperature suddenly dropped on the open set of KBS' "Cinderella's Sister" which is built next to a lake. While shooting the drama, it repeats the feeling of being on the field or on a stakeout. Seo Woo, well-known for her role in the critically acclaimed movie "Paju" which won awards and opened at several prestigious international film festivals including the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) and at the Rotterdam Film Festival, sat down to speak with 10Asia about her current role as Hyo-seon in "Cinderella's Sister",...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye 2010/04/07, Source, Interview with actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye
Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
My name is Hwang Woo-seul-hye. My real name is Hwang Jin-hee but when I became an actress, my mom went to the naming center and came up with this name. There were other names I could choose from but I liked the vibe 'Seul-hye' gave off. I was born on August 10, 1979 and my hometown is Seoul. I don't know about other things but I have perseverance. I'm the type that works really hard on the things I enjoy like I did with jazz dance and yoga. The biggest advantage of yoga is that it helps relieve stress and stabilizes the mind and soul. When I dance to loud music for jazz dancing, it helps get rid of my gloominess,...More
Lee Sun-kyun says not pressured by new image in "Pasta" 2009/12/29, Source,
From left, MBC TV series main cast Lee Seon-gyoon and Kong Hyo-jin pose during a press conference at the Marvelous convention hall in Seoul, South Korean on December 28, 2009. [MBC] Briefly put, MBC TV series "Pasta" which premieres January 4, is about 'dating in the kitchen'. The romance between a boss who is divinely talented yet uses vulgar language while being disdainful to everyone and an employee who does not succumb to her boss' abusive treatment but rather bears with it to later succeed in both love and work, has been portrayed more than several times in various films and dramas. But the bar is raised higher when that story is depicted by actor Lee Sun-kyun, famous for playing mild-natured characters and actress Kong Hyo-jin who usually plays unique characters. A press conference was held on Monday attended by Lee who broke free from his past image by revealing his own style of acting in film "Paju" this year and Kong who has been expanding on her realm of acting through films such as "Blush and Crush' and "Sisters on the Road". Q: You've played a lot of characters with gentle personalities up till now. Weren't you pressured by having to change your image 180 degrees in "Pasta"?Lee Sun-kyun (Lee): I actually hadn't been pressured about having to change my image but I started thinking that maybe I should try something different because so many people started saying the same thing. The role Choi Hyun-wook that I played had a character different from the roles I had taken on in the past so I can't say that I wasn't worried or pressured but I believe that an actor expands on his realm of acting by taking on roles he is not used to, so it feels as if I'm taking on a good challenge. That's why I'm always screaming with happiness on set these days. (laugh),...More
It features 57 films in five genres in the official selection, and a total of 120 films incl,...More
Korean Film Festival to Kick Off in Washington DC 2009/04/01, Source, From April 17 to June 10, Smithsonian Museum's Sackler and Freer galleries will hold Washington DC's fifth Korean Film Festival. It was organized by Tom Vick, film programmer for the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, and Hyunjun Min of the University of Maryland.
11th Int'l Women's Film Festival in Seoul 2009/03/19, Source, The 11th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul (IWFFIS) kicks offits second decade of femme power this month, bringing 105 films from 23 countries to the Artreon Theater in Sinchon, western Seoul. Under the banner "See the World through Women's Eyes" the event runs April 9 – 16.
[ChanMi's star news] Seo Woo wanted in a cast in 3 movies! 2008/12/21, Source, She is a a rising new actress of this year!
Seo Woo has been in "Crush and Blush" where she has taken not one, but three New Actress Awards this year! She has been in "My Son" and sitcom "Kimchi Cheese Smile" but this movie is where she truly shone as a new star.
Receiving many awards brought much attention to this yound actress and she has already received three calls from different movies! ,...More
Women in Film Korea (WIFK) honor LIM and GONG 2008/12/19, Source, The members of Women in Film Korea, an organization of filmmakers, critics, professors, and technicians devoted to representing women professionals in the Korean film industry, held its annual awards ceremony on December 17 at the Art Sonje Center in Seoul.
Korea Film Awards Honor Year's Bests 2008/12/04, Source, The 7th Korea Film Awards honored the year's top filmmakers Thursday night. In a ceremony held at Sejong Cultural Center and aired on MBC this year's hit "The Chaser" came away with the most number of awards. A chilling story about a merci,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Han Ye-seul takes all 'New Movie Star Award' in 4 Film Festivals? 2008/11/28, Source, Actress Han Ye-seul has been nomitated for 'New Movie Star Award' for her film "Miss Gold Digger" this coming 4th. She has been awarded for this film with the same award for the last 3 film festivals this year!
If she is really awarded the same award for "Korean Grand Film Awards Festival" then she will be the first and only actress to receive all 4!
At the "Blue Dragon Film Festiva" she said that she feels like she has received the heavens and that rather than her popularity reaching the heavens she wants her acting skills to be deeply rooted in her life.,...More
This year's Blue Dragon Awards' best film honor went to ",...More
Blue Dragon Award Goes to Sports Drama 2008/11/21, Source, The 2008 Blue Dragon Awards chose a sports drama about the silver medal-winning Korean women handball Olympic team as the best movie of the year. In the award ceremony at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seou,...More
Rudy red face, frizzy hair, criminal fashion sense and a chronic case of inferiority complex and hopeless delusion, Miss Hongdangmu (carrot) is a new antihero among,...More
Korean World Premieres at PIFF 2008 2008/09/30, Source, The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is putting its weight behind local films this year, and, under the catch-phrase 'Way to Go, Korea!' will host the World Premier of 15 Korean features. Headlining is closing film "I Am Happy" by,...More
The 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) ― South Korea's most reputable and Asia's largest cinema event ― will take place in the southern port city Oct. 2-10. "The Gift to Stalin" from Kazakhstan opens the festival while,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kong Hyo-jin in two upcoming films 2008/09/28, Source, Movie star Kong Hyo-jin has arrived the Pusan National Film Festival with two unreleased films.
She is starring in "Miss Carrot" ("Crush and Blush") and "As It Is Now". It will be her first time at the Pusan National Film Festival.
These two films will be introducing the new technology in films called panorama which will be rated by the audience. It will be also open to foreign buyers for world premiers.,...More
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