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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 21:35
Yeo Jin-goo takes break from heavy material with light-hearted time travel-romance 'Ditto'
Yeo Jin-goo, who is returning to the big screen after five years with the time travel-romance film “Ditto,” said he has always wanted to do a romantic comedy while he is still in his 20s. “I had been filming heavy material, mainly portraying mature and serious characters. I wanted to try fun, lighthearted acting roles and include romance in my filmography while I'm in my 20s,...
K-pop fans gather in Seoul to compete in finals of 2022 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival
K-pop fans from around the world gathered in Seoul this month to compete in the finals of the annual K-Pop Cover Dance Festival (KCDF). A total of 87 contenders from 12 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey, advanced to the final round of the competition that was held on Saturday. The KCDF, which began in 2011, is designed to grow global inter...
As K-drama goes global, cultural sensitivity issues arise
Korean drama series are going global as they have become available to a wider range of viewers due to streaming platforms that offer subtitles in multiple languages. While enjoying global popularity, the Korean drama production industry now faces the new task of becoming culturally sensitive.
'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' wins top prize at Asia Contents Awards
Korea's hit drama series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” and “Squid Game” each picked up two awards at the fourth edition of the Asia Contents Awards (ACA).
James Cameron says 'Avatar 2' is allegory of ecological threats
BUSAN - James Cameron, the director of “Avatar: The Way to Water,” said his forthcoming film is an allegory of marine ecological threats. Following a special screening of an 18-minute video footage of “Avatar 2,” which was shown to a limited number of audiences during the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), he and producer Jon Landau, who is visiting Busan, discuss...
Tony Leung says he is willing to star in Korean film if language barrier is overcome
BUSAN - Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai said he is willing to appear in Korean films or series if given a chance and if the language barrier can be overcome.
27th Busan Int'l Film Festival kicks off attracting stars, huge crowds of fans
BUSAN - The 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off Wednesday for a 10-day run, with thousands of actors, directors, other film industry members and fans packing the Busan Cinema Center for the opening ceremony. After two years of scaled-down events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition promises to be fully normalized for the first time in three years. A...
Busan International Film Festival opens Wednesday
The 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) starts on Wednesday, returning to its full configuration after being held in a scaled-down format during the COVID-19 pandemic. Film screenings and other related events will take place mostly offline in the southeastern port city of Busan through Oct. 14. The opening ceremony will be held in the outdoor theater of the Busan Ci...
'New Normal' invited to three overseas film festivals
Director Jung Bum-shik's new film, “New Normal,” has been invited to three film festivals: the BFI London International Film Festival, the Warsaw International Film Festival and the Leeds International Film Festival. Jung is best known for his 2018 horror thriller, “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum.”
[INTERVIEW] Actor Lee Bum-soo talks about bringing comedy to screen during pandemic
With “Honest Candidate 2,” “Life is Beautiful” and the upcoming “Hometown,” the comedy genre is making waves with audiences these days. Actor Lee Bum-soo said he felt a lot of responsibility in wanting to make a comedy to help people get through these uncertain times.
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