Actress duo hosts open new chapter for BIFF 2011/10/07, Source,
BUSAN ― The 16th Busan International Film Festival made sure Thursday's opening gala showed that Asia's largest cinema event was beginning a new chapter.
Not only does the festival assume a new name, with the outdated Romanization "Pusan" changed to "Busan" ― but this year's event will be the first to be headed by Lee Yong-kwan after founding director Kim Dong-ho stepped down. Both men took part in the event, alongside Busan Mayor and festival chairman Hur Nam-sik,...More
Eom Ji-won Takes Center Stage for BBC's 'Third Eye' Documentary 2011/06/24, Source,
Actress Eom Ji-won is set to appear in an upcoming episode of BBC World's "The Third Eye", a documentary series that spotlights up-and-coming countries. It has already covered Britain, Spain, Kenya and Vietnam, with Korea appearing in an episode that started airing on June 11 around the world. It is scheduled to be shown in about 200 countries,...More
What nude scenes mean for actresses 2006/03/27, Source, Just two decades ago, it was rare for movie fans to see actresses do nude scenes because of strict censorship and most stars were hesitant about undressing for the camera.
But as the domestic moviemaking trend took an innovative turn towards liberal expression, nude scenes no longer made much new,...More
The Taipei Film Festival is an annual multi-cultural event containing film fest,...More
Lee Eun-joo's 'Firebird' to Re-Air 2005/03/01, Source, "Firebird (Pulsae)", the last television drama starring actress Lee Eun-ju, who recently committed suicide, will be rebroadcast on the cable channel MBC Drama Net beginning March 8.
The popular romantic drama, which originally aired last April, told the story of a poor woman caught in a love tria,...More
Top Actress's Suicide Shocks Nation 2005/02/22, Source, Lee Eun-joo, who shot to fame with her roles in the TV drama "Firebird" and the film "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War", hanged herself in her apartment on Tuesday. She was 25. Lee's brother alerted police after discovering her lifeless body at,...More
Prior to screening, this film attracted much attention as it stars Han Suk-kyu, from,...More
Fewer Moviegoers in Seoul in November 2004/12/01, Source, The number of people going to the movies in Seoul has dropped for the third consecutive month.
According to a report released by Korean Film Council and the film Web site Maxmovie (www.maxmovie.com), 2,760,949 people went to the movies during November. In October, 2,909,380 people went to the movi,...More
Korean cinema scores 60% market share in October 2004/11/05, Source, According to a report by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and Maxmovie.com, Korean films earned a 61.95% market share in the month of October, up from a 57.83% share in September. In total 1,802,361 tickets out of a total 2,909,380 were sold for Korean films. However the level cannot match the 70.5%,...More
"The woman saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat, and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it".
Pusan film fest gains growing influence 2004/10/16, Source, The Pusan International Film Festival wrapped up its nine-day run yesterday, confirming its growing popularity among movie buffs in Korea and Asia.
The much-celebrated annual film festival featured 266 movies from 63 countries, a lineup that has set a new record in its nine-year history. A horde o,...More
PUSAN - The ninth Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will finish its nine-day run after the closing ceremony and screening of the final film, "The Scarlet Letter", on Friday night at the Yac,...More
Kim Dong-ho, the festival director for PIFF, was about 30 minutes late for a breakfast meeting with other film festival directors yesterday, which was originally set at 8. "I got up relatively late this morni,...More
Fans of Han Suk-kyu, star of local hit movies such as "Shiri" and "Christmas in August" will be able to see him in his upcoming movie ",...More
9th PIFF Kicks Off on Oct. 7th 2004/10/07, Source, One of Asia's biggest film festivals is set to kick off in Korea's port city of Busan. Celebrities will be out in force and the annual event will feature more than 260 movies, including some award-winning Korean and other Asian films.
The curtains will go up on the annual international film festiv,...More
Pusan film fest pursues cinema diversity 2004/10/05, Source, The Pusan International Film Festival will kick off its much-touted nine-day run Thursday, featuring 266 films from 63 countries - the most in the festival's nine-year history.
Organizers said they have put much emphasis on the diversity in international cinema, screening more works from Africa, L,...More
Setting sail from Korea's southern port city of Busan, the 9th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is ready for another celebration of cinema. On tap is an im,...More
[Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles] 2004/09/30, Source, ■ Pusan International Film Festival
Three venues in Pusan
In its ninth year, the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Asia's biggest cinema event, will emphasize the diversity in international cinema more than in previous years. This year's event will present 266 films fro,...More
The Ninth Pusan International Film Festival will open with "2046", a Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wei, and will close with a Korean film "The Scarlet Letter", starring the famous Korean actor,...More
Tickets for this year's Pusan International Film Festival, to be held Oct. 7 through 15, will be available online from Friday.
As with last year, the festival will operate the PIFF cash membership program, which will simplify the process of booking tickets in adv,...More
266 Films from 63 Nations Await Fans at PIFF 2004/09/14, Source, The invited films, guest people and official program of the Pusan (also spelled Busan) International Film Festival were revealed to the public Monday. The festival is known as the most dynamic film festival in Asia.
This year's PIFF will be the largest festival ever and 266 films from 63 different,...More
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