[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/12/07, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "The Secret Studio": Star-crossed lovers find each other again years later but don't recognise each other in their new roles.(12/11)
★★★★ "The Way Home": A woman gets deceived and caught with drugs in France and is sent to an island prison. Her husband then fights to bring her safely back home with him. (12/12)
★★★★ "Cats and Dogs": A cute love story of a young couple and the pets they each have that playfully mirror their own innocent ups and downs.(12/12)
★★★ "Campus S Couple": Campus romances, hook-ups, and crushes complicate life for a few young-blooded students.(12/12)
★★★★ "Over There": Zhang Lu's first documentary that sheds light on the lives of those living in the borderlands. (12/12),...More
Miss Korea runner-up Lee exhibits photos for pageant's 56th anniversary 2012/07/07, Source, "The Way Home" by Lee Semina, second runner-up of the 2011 Miss Korea competition, captures men walking back home on Annapurna. The photo is being exhibited at the Convention Center of the Grand Hilton, Seoul, July 4-8 to mark the 56th anniversary of the pageant and to remember the late Park Young-seok, a Korean mountaineer who went missing on Annapurna last October. / Courtesy of the artist Lee Semina, the second runner-up in the 2011 Miss Korea beauty pageant is holding a photography exhibition at the Convention Center of Grand Hilton Seoul from Wednesday to commemorate the event and encourage this year's contestants. Lee Sang-seok, president of The Hankook Ilbo and the candidates of the 2012 Miss Korea will attend the opening,...More
CINEMA ON THE PARK Season 2 Announced! 2012/01/22, Source,
The Korean Cultural Office in Sydney has just announced another exciting Season of Cinema on the Park, the film night that delighted audiences in 2011 will return once again in 2012. A surprise hit with more than 1,000 people attending, Thursday nights are now etched firmly on the Sydney cinema calendar as Korean night and will see 21 feature films and 14 guest speakers in the first half of the year alone, surely enough to satisfy anyone's appetite for Korean cinema!,...More
'Reason' transmits social messages 2011/11/10, Source, Song Hye-kyo appears in a scene from "A Reason to Live", a film that marks the return of director Lee Jeong-hyang. / Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment
By Ryu Seung-jin
It appears "A Reason to Live" has also succumbed to the so-called "BIFF curse" - films that premiere at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) have mostly failed on general release. The film's weighty theme of capital punishment and absolution may have deterred some moviegoers, but it also suffered from distribution problems. The few theaters that showed the film alternated screenings with other works,...More
Song Hye-kyo: 'It Is My Honor To Be Compared to Actress Shim Eun-ha' 2011/09/27, Source,
Director Lee Jeong-hyang said during the production presentation of the movie "A Reason to Live" that was held at Lotte Cinema Pacadiri on September 26, "When I made a comeback with "The Way Home" after a three-year break, it was like coming back after being discharged from the military and being welcomed by many people. This time, I am making a comeback after a similar long break, and I really appreciate people's attention shown to my new movie". Lee was once the most promising female director from the end of the 1990s until the early 2000s. She debuted with her movie "Art Museum By The Zoo" in 1998, in which star actress Shim Eun-ha appeared as the female protagonist, and she garnered Best New Director's prizes at various film festivals in Korea at that time,...More
Busan promises more cinematic fun 2011/09/15, Source,
The Busan Film Center, the newly constructed main venue of the 16th Busan (formerly Pusan) International Film Festival (BIFF), opens Sept. 28. Asia's largest cinema showcase opens from Oct. 6 to 14 in the southern port city. (Yonhap)
Festival finds new niche at Busan Film Center
Standing tall and wide, and at an odd angle like an upside pyramid, the Busan Film Center in Haeundae Centum City is hard to miss,...More
Yoo Seung-ho hopes to continue charity work overseas 2010/06/24, Source,
Korean actor Yoo Seung-ho [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Yoo Seung-ho, who recently took part in his first charity work overseas, has said that he wants to continue helping people abroad.
The actor took part in a special series feature tentatively titled "The Grand Journey of Hope", which was organized by KBS TV's popular charity TV show "Love Request" to mark the upcoming G-20 summit in Seoul in November,...More
Hallyu or the Korean wave is leading the way to a modern-day Silk Road. The Korean Culture & Information Service of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Silk Road Foundation will open a Korean Culture Festival in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tur,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Seung-ho returns in new film 2009/04/09, Source, The nation's younger brother Yoo Seung-ho has matured into a tall and handsome young man.
His height has reached 175cm and his voice has changed into a manly voice!
Now, he is challenging himself for a masculine character through the new film.
In the beginning of 2008, he has been in the film, "Unforgettable" where we saw his growth into a young man as well as a serious actor. We remember him as the little boy from the moving film "The Way Home" but now his cuteness has disappeared but his masculine features have appeared more obviously.,...More
Seung Ri – a member of the popular boy band Big Bang – has been cast in the upcoming war film "71". The story about 71 young soldiers in training who held their own against hundreds of North Korea,...More
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio is a French writer whose name often appears on pundits' lists of candidates for the Nobel Prize for Literature along with South Korean poet Ko Un. He is also one of the French writers who have a peculiar hold on the Korean literary cir,...More
Primus Cinema Co., Ltd., a multiplex theater company, opened Kids Cinema in Hwayeong, Busan last December 8. It will be recalled that last October, Primus Cinema introduced an experimental cinema for kids in,...More
Korean wave arrives in Central, South America 2006/11/27, Source, Newspapers have published reports about the recent Korean culture boom, or hallyu, sweeping over East Asian countries. Though some critics claim hallyu works only in Asia, such phenomenon, however, is not solely based on the similarity or common feelings that Asians share.
The official jury, which considered 60 short and medium-length student films from around the world, presented its Grand Prize ex aequo to tw,...More
Korean Wave Crosses the Pacific 2006/03/22, Source, The Korean Wave is hitting hard the shores of American West coast. Many cities such as Los Angeles have shown that Korean movies and dramas are currently receiving more attention from not only ethnic minorities, but also Americans.
As a result of the growing interest in the Korean culture shown b,...More
The French Association has been hosting the film festival to mark the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and France from,...More
Asia's sweethearts meet fans up close 2005/10/10, Source, BUSAN - There is no question that people go to film festivals to see films, but that's not all. They are also drawn to their favorite film stars just like iron to magnet.
Last Friday must have been a very special day for those male fans of Asian films coming to enjoy the 10th Pusan International,...More
Despite the current 14-week box office slump, mediocre blockbuster films continue cashing in, only demonstrating the power of advertising, depth of complacency and low expectations in modern film audiences. ,...More
[Local Films With English Subtitles] 2004/09/16, Source, ▣ Chipuro (The Way Home) (2002)
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Sang-woo (Yu Seung-ho) is an obnoxious city kid who is forced to stay with his mute grandmother (Kim Eul-boon) who lives alone in the isolated mountain,...More
One of the most widely talked about cultural phenomena of the last decade or so is the renaissance of the Korean cinema and TV. Korean cinema has become a major success story both commercially and artistically, and both in domestic and international markets. Just in recent months,,...More
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