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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:07
Ryu Jun-yeol, Jeon Yeo-been to co-host opening ceremony of Busan film festival
Actors Ryu Jun-yeol and Jeon Yeo-been will co-host the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) next month, organizers said Wednesday. The 27th BIFF is set to kick off its 10-day run at the Busan Cinema Center on Oct. 5. This year's opening ceremony will be held without any social-distancing requirements for the first time in over two years using all a...
Musical film 'Life is Beautiful' features songs from 1970s to 2000s
“Life is Beautiful,” which promises laughter and tears, is a jukebox musical film featuring Korean songs from the 1970s to 2000s. Director Choi Kook-hee said he picked out the best retro songs from artists including Shin Joong-hyun, Choi Ho-seob, Lee Seung-chul, Lee Juck and Toy that dominated the eras from the 1970s to early 2000s. Some of the iconic songs featured in the fi...
'Korean classical musicians are like rock stars,' says Belgian filmmaker
Belgian filmmaker Thierry Loreau, who has seen many Korean classical musicians rise to the top at international music competitions in recent years, says Korea is one place where classical artists can be treated like rock stars.
Busan film festival promises full-scale return with big-name guests
Returning to its full scale after two years of scaled-down events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will be a showcase of some truly exceptional Asian cinema.
Oscar-winning Troy Kotsur hopes to 'open floodgates' for deaf actors
Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur suggested that deaf actors follow their dreams and passion, saying they deserve more opportunities. During his visit to Korea on the occasion of being named the promotional ambassador of the 19th World's Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), he talked about his long road to stardom. “Throughout my career, I've gone through many tr...
[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoo Ah-in talks balancing comedy, heart in 'Seoul Vibe'
Actor Yoo Ah-in has established himself as an icon for youth culture, first by appearing in the coming-of-age TV series “Sharp” (2003-2006). Then, he starred as a rebellious teen in “Punch” (2011), an ill-fated crown prince in “The Throne” (2015) and a poor farm boy in “Burning” (2018), among many others. However, the actor said that at the age of 36, he is no longer a repres...
BTS' Busan concert changes venues
Following safety concerns over BTS' scheduled concert in Busan, Hybe has decided to change the venue from a former glass factory site near Ilgwang Beach to Busan Asiad Main Stadium, which can accommodate about 60,000 spectators.
[INTERVIEW] Moon Jeong-hee plays sympathetic villain in female-led thriller 'Limit'
Actress Moon Jeong-hee said she enjoyed playing a villain with a genuine if twisted motivation in the female-fronted crime thriller “Limit.”
'I'm willing to die for the Pope and the Church,' says new Cardinal You
Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, as cardinal, the second most senior position among the ranks of the Roman Catholic clergy after the pope. You is Korea's fourth cardinal following late Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan in 1969, the late Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk in 2006 and Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jun...
Jeju World Heritage Festival makes joyful live return
JEJU ISLAND - The World Heritage Festival on Jeju Island, which seeks to promote the cultural significance of the volcanic island's UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, will return for the third year with a promise to be bigger and more exciting than ever. It marks the return of the in-person event that was put on hold as the festival had to cancel live events and offer onlin...
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