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2015/12/06 | 311 views | Permalink

Catch 27 classic Korean films in Tokyo, "The Priests" breaks the November record, find out who the winners were at this year's Blue Dragon Awards, and South Korea's industry surpasses 100 million in 2015.

"27 Korean Classics Screening in The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo"…READ ON KOBIZ

Who says Korea and Japan can't find common cause and support each other? Moving pictures are a big part of both South Korea and Japan's culture identity, and from November 21st to December 26th, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo will be screening twenty-seven classic Korean films for the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on Basic Relations between the two countries. The opening film will be Han Hyeong-mo's 1956 classic, "Madame Freedom".

""The Priests", most-viewed Korean film released in Nov. ever"…READ ON YONHAP

It's official! "The Priests" has become the most-viewed Korean film released in the month of November, ever. November is considered to be a rather quiet time for South Korea films, but the success of "The Priests" has challenged that trend by scoring over 4.82 million admissions, ousting the previous record of 4.8 held by "My Love, Don't Cross That River".


The 26th edition of Korea's Blue Dragon Awards took place last month to honour the best in Korean cinema. Choi Dong-hoon's "The Assassination", Lee Joon-ik's "The Throne", JK Youn's "Ode to My Father", and Ryoo Seung-wan's "Veteran" were among the films honour at this year's event. The Blue Dragon Awards is considered the most popular awards ceremony in Korea.

"South Korean film industry surpasses 100 million in theaters 4th year in a row"... READ ON THE KOREA TIMES

Over the past four years, and again in 2015, South Korea's film industry has managed to surpass 100 million admissions, proving once again that Korea's rich and exciting industry is still making waves and producing engrossing features that matter.

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