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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 08:42
[INTERVIEW] Actor Kim Rae-won sees bigger picture with 'Decibel'
Actor Kim Rae-won said he has begun to think about the bigger picture instead of focusing solely on his roles when working on a series or film. The actor, who has delivered many unforgettable performances since debuting in 1997 in the MBC drama “Me,” reflected on how his approach to acting has changed over 25 years.
Filmmaker Park Chan-wook honored at LACMA Art+Film Gala
Filmmaker Park Chan-wook was honored at this year's Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art+Film Gala. Another honoree was American visual artist Helen Pashgian, a pioneering member of the Light and Space art movement of the 1960s. Park won the best director award for his latest film “Decision to Leave” at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film has been chosen as Kor...
Actor's late-blooming mother sweeps awards at overseas film festivals
Actor Lee Tae-sung's mother, Park Young-hye, who made her directorial debut this year with the short film, “JajangMyeon Thank You,” is sweeping awards at film festivals overseas. Park, 62, first became known to the public through the SBS reality show, “Mom's Diary, My Ugly Duckling.” She was among a group of mothers who watch and comment on footage of their unmarried, middle-...
Grieving nation cancels cultural events, but some artists say music can be way to mourn
Some artists are speaking up over the cancellation of performances and concerts in the wake of Saturday's deadly crowd crush in Itaewon, a tragedy that took the lives of 156 people and injured 173 people more. A slew of cancellations or postponements come in line with an announcement by the government, which set a national mourning period until Nov. 5 to pay tribute to the vi...
Thai chefs hope to represent Asian cuisine on global stage
BANGKOK - Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn and Pichaya “Pam” Utharntharm are the world's foremost Thai chefs who are reinterpreting classic Thai dishes. Both graduates of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), they returned to their homeland to create innovative Thai cuisines that use modern cooking techniques. Chef Ton had worked in many Michelin-starred restaurants in New York,...
Singaporean chef wins S. Pellegrino Young Chef Asia regional finals
BANGKOK - Singaporean chef Ian Goh was named the winner of the S. Pellegrino regional final of the Young Chef Academy Competition held at The Food School in Bangkok, Sunday. He also took home the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award, presented to a young chef who best represents their personal beliefs within their dish.
Director Yoon Je-kyoon's much-anticipated film, 'Hero,' to hit theaters in December
Director Yoon Je-kyoon's long-awaited film, “Hero,” is finally hitting theaters in December, according to distributor CJ ENM, Wednesday. The film, which finished shooting in December 2019, was initially scheduled to be released in 2020, but got delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapted from the original musical, “Hero,” the film tells the story of Korean ind...
[INTERVIEW] Kim You-jung says persevering in entertainment industry wasn't easy
Kim You-jung is one of those few actors who found fame at a young age and has continued to find success in TV and cinema well into her adult years. However, the star said the process of persevering in the entertainment industry wasn't easy. The 23-year-old actress began her career at the age of four, working as a child model for a confectionery brand.
Exhibition explores zombie genre in Korean cinema
A special exhibition exploring Korea's zombie content and its rise to international fame is taking place at the Korea Film Museum in western Seoul. The exhibition, titled “All of Us are (Not) Zombies: 21st Century K-Zombie Chronicle,” features the clothing that actors wore during production of the 2016 hit film “Train to Busan,” a video showcasing how zombies move by choreogr...
Ma Dong-seok to star in comedy film 'Men of Plastic'
Following the success of “The Roundup,” actor Ma Dong-seok (aka Don Lee), is returning to the big screen with the plastic surgery-themed comedy-drama, “Men of Plastic.” In the upcoming film, Ma plays the role of Dae-guk, a man who was born and raised in Apgujeong-dong, an affluent neighborhood in Gangnam District in southern Seoul where plastic surgery and skin care clinics a...
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