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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 13:08
New theater production 'The Pope' coming to Seoul
New Zealand-born playwright Anthony McCarten's play “The Pope,” which centers on an imagined series of conversations between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, will come to life on stage in Korea. Veteran actor Shin Goo will portray Pope Benedict XVI, who has an uncompromising attitude toward his principles, while Jung Dong-hwan will play the role of Pope Francis, a progress...
Nat'l Palace Museum exhibition highlights returned cultural heritage
A lidded bowl decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay, a golden royal seal and a suit of cotton armor worn by a Korean soldier of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910), are among the many other returned cultural treasures that will be on display at the National Palace Museum of Korea, starting this Thursday.
Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung reunite after 23 years for Lee's directorial debut, 'Hunt'
Actor Lee Jung-jae, who is making his feature directorial debut with espionage action film “Hunt,” said the hardest part for him was casting his longtime friend, Jung Woo-sung, in a starring role. The two actors reunited for the film 23 years after appearing together in 1999's “City of the Rising Sun.”
Cheong Wa Dae to be transformed into cultural complex: culture minister
The government will draw up plans to transform the former presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae into a historical and cultural complex accessible to all citizens, Culture Minister Park Bo-gyoon said Monday. Cheong Wa Dae was opened to the public for the first time in 74 years in May as President Yoon Suk-yeol promised to return the compound to the people and move the president...
Lee Jung-hyun returns to big screen after becoming a mom
Just four months after giving birth to her first child, actress Lee Jung-hyun will return to the big screen as a police detective in the crime thriller “Limit” (working title).
Moon Geun-young to make directorial film debut at BIFAN
Actress Moon Geun-young is making her directorial debut this year with three short films that will be showcased at the 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), Korea's largest annual genre film festival.
'Elvis' has a lot in common with K-pop music industry: director Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann, the writer-director of the musical biopic “Elvis,” explained that Elvis Presley's success paved the way for K-pop idols. In a recent online press conference with Korean reporters, Luhrmann talked about how the cultural icon of the 20th century has a lot in common with the K-pop music industry, in terms of being a teen idol who experienced tension with his manage...
[INTERVIEW] Filmmaker points lens at North Korea's political prison camps
Director Eiji Han Shimizu has always been interested in compelling human interest stories. Prior to making “True North,” an animated film about a family held captive in a brutal North Korean political prison camp, he has dealt with issues on Tibet, Palestine and other regions infamous for human rights abuses. “True North” follows Yohan, a nine-year-old boy from Pyongyang who ...
[INTERVIEW] Park Chan-wook says 'Decision to Leave' is sexy without sex scenes
Since his breakout with “Oldboy,” (2003) which won the Grand Pix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, director Park Chan-wook rose quickly to become the face of Korean cinema on the international scene. From “Joint Security Area” (2000) to “The Handmaiden” (2017), Park's work has encompassed dark humor and heart through insightful storytelling. Known for his distinct visual styl...
Park Hae-il 'honored' to play war hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin in 'Hansan'
Director Kim Han-min said the life of Yi Sun-sin (1545-1598), a legendary Korean admiral whose name has gone down in history for his immense courage in naval battles against Japan in the 16th century, was so inspiring that he had to make a film trilogy on the historic figure.
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