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'Geographies of Solitude' wins grand prize in international competition at JIFF
“Geographies of Solitude,” a documentary film by Canadian director Jacquelyn Mills, has won the grand prize in the International Competition at the 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF). In the parallel Korean Competition, “Jeong-sun” by director Jeong Ji-hye was picked for the grand prize. JIFF announced 22 prizewinners, including the two, during a ceremony at Jeonj...
Korean labor activist animation invited to Annecy Festival
The animated film “Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On,” which tells the story of the namesake activist who set himself on fire in protest of labor conditions in 1970, has been invited to Annecy International Animated Film Festival, according to Myung Films, Tuesday.
Le Sserafim sweeping global music charts with debut album
Le Sserafim, the new girl group created by K-pop behemoth BTS' management HYBE, is grabbing No. 1 positions on global music charts immediately after dropping its debut album “Fearless” at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Lifting of food ban at cinemas pushes up number of moviegoers
Movie lovers have been returning to cinemas since an eased social distancing rule allowed eating inside theaters, the cinema industry said, Monday. With more blockbuster films scheduled to hit the screens in the coming months, people in the film industry expect the cinema business, which has been one of the hardest hit, to revive in the near future.
Royal Culture Festival to open May 10
Performances, traditional rituals, nighttime tours and virtual events will be offered at five Joseon-era palaces and other royal sites in Seoul in May to showcase the nation's traditional cultural heritage. The Royal Palaces and Tombs Center under the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation said, Wednesday, that they will hold the bia...
Japanese remake of 'Itaewon Class' to air on TV Asahi in July
The Japanese adaptation of Korea's hit TV series “Itaewon Class” will be aired on TV Asahi in July, with Japan's rising star Ryoma Takeuchi playing the lead, Studio LuluLala (SLL) said, Monday. The drama, which adapted Kakao Entertainment's webtoon of the same name, will be remade with the title “Roppongi Class” against the backdrop of the entertainment district of Tokyo, ins...
'No Hate Comments Day'
Lawmakers, officials, celebrities and students declare May 23 as “No Hate Comments Day” at DGB Financial Center in Seoul, Tuesday. May 23 is when Sunfull Foundation was established in 2007 to tackle cyberbullying and online hate comments. From left are DGB Life Insurance CEO Kim Sung-han, Rep. Suh Jung-sook of the People Power Party, Kwangwoon Artificial Intellige...
Lee Jun-ho, Lim Yoon-a to meet in rom-com series
Actors Lee Jun-ho and Lim Yoon-a, who are better known as K-pop boy band 2PM's Junho and girl group Girls' Generation's Yoona, will star in the romantic comedy series “King the Land” (working title), according to Npio Entertainment, Wednesday.
No. of hallyu-related YouTube videos jump 30-fold after 'Squid Game': study
The number of YouTube videos related to Korean cultural content saw about a 30-fold increase since the release of Netflix's megahit series “Squid Game,” a government study showed, Monday. The Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, together with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said it conducted the first government-level big data analysis on hallyu...
Ex-Stray Kids member to star in HBO Max drama
Former Stray Kids member and actor Kim Woo-jin will star in an HBO Max original series, according to his agency, 10x Entertainment, Monday. He is the first Korean artist to appear in original content produced by the global streaming platform.