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Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:47
Joseon-era calendrical book with details on Admiral Yi Sun-sin returned to Korea
The “Calendrical Book of the Gyeongja Year (1600) with Memoranda by Ryu Seong-ryong,” a metal-type printed book published in 1599, has been unveiled to the public after being acquired from Japan, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Thursday. As a high-ranking official and Confucian scholar, Ryu was the equivalent of the prime minister during the reign of King Seon...
'A Birth' retells of life of Korea's first priest
Actor Yoon Si-yoon, who portrays Korea's first priest, St. Andrew Kim Dae-geon, in “A Birth,” said he focused on depicting Kim as a young adventurer rather than a religious figure in the upcoming biographical film. “I thought it would be impossible to sympathize with Catholic priest Kim Dae-geon. I asked myself, 'How dare I say that I understand him?' So I tried to approach h...
Actor Kwon Sang-woo experiences alternate life in fantasy-comedy film 'Switch'
Actors Kwon Sang-woo and Oh Jung-se will star in fantasy-comedy film “Switch” as best friends who have their identities swapped on Christmas. “Switch” is a humorous story that follows A-list actor Park Kang (Kwon) who wakes up one Christmas morning to find himself living an alternate version of his own life in which he had chosen to marry his girlfriend and settled into a qui...
'King's Affection,' CJ's Miky Lee win International Emmy Awards
KBS drama “The King's Affection” made history as the first Korean series to win the Best Telenovela award at the 50th International Emmy, which took place at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, Monday (local time).
Kim Go-eun says it was tough singing live in musical movie 'Hero'
Actress Kim Go-eun said she regretted accepting her role in the musical film, “Hero,” adding she even cried because she was unhappy with her singing. Adapted from the original musical “Hero,” the film tells the story of Korean independence movement activist Ahn Jung-geun's (played by Jung Sung-hwa) final year after he assassinated Hirobumi Ito, Japan's prime minister and the ...
[INTERVIEW] Chae Seo-jin talks about navigating film industry and big sister Kim Ok-vin
Chae Seo-jin, whose real name is Kim Go-un, said her family is everything to her. On returning to the big screen after five years since “Write or Dance” (2017), the 28-year-old actress said she was incredibly nervous about showing her new film “Cafe Midnight” to her family.
Ma Dong-seok is back with feel-good comedy film after marriage
Actor Ma Dong-seok, also known by his English name, Don Lee, thanked the audience for sending wedding congratulation messages and supporting his action thriller, “The Roundup,” which topped 10 million ticket sales this summer. The 51-year-old actor has been famously private when it comes to his six-year-long relationship with model and TV personality Ye Jung-hwa. In October, ...
89-year-old knitting artist proves age is just number
Knitting artist Seo Yoon-nam is living proof that it is never too late to follow one's dreams. Most people in their 80s would consider it a blessing if they don't suffer from serious illnesses. At the age of 89, however, Seo spends hours knitting clothes for dolls. She also has a better vision than many people half her age. Seo has had an interest in art since she was a high ...
TV producer Lee Wook-jung explores intersection of food, culture
Lee Wook-jung is a rare mainstream documentary producer who explores everything related to food - from the fine dining world to local street food. A trailblazer of food documentaries, he explores the intersection of food and culture from an anthropological point of view. He always looks to tell a personal story and studies the origins and cooking styles of each cuisine.
[INTERVIEW] Yoo Hae-jin plays mad king in 'The Night Owl'
Actor Yoo Hae-jin had an “overwhelming feeling” when he was first offered King Injo's role in the historical thriller “The Night Owl.” Despite his initial hesitation, Yoo ultimately agreed to play a royal role for the first time in his acting career.
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