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Sat, February 24, 2024 | 01:31
'Parasite,' 'Squid Game' music composer releases debut album via Decca Records
Jung Jae-il, the musician and composer behind the soundtracks for the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” and hit Netflix series “Squid Game,” released his debut album via Decca Records.
Cho Jin-woong says acting alongside Lee Sung-min 'exhilarating experience'
Actor Cho Jin-woong said he initially had no idea what to make of his character when he first read the script for political thriller “The Devil's Deal.” But the more he went over it with director Lee Won-tae and shared the possibilities of what he might do with the character, the more he wanted to step into the role of Hae-woong.
Korea aims to become one of world's top four cultural powerhouses
Korea plans to become one of the world's top four cultural powers by boosting its content exports, such as TV dramas and pop music, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on Thursday.
Political thriller 'Devil's Deal' explores themes of power, corruption and betrayal in 1990s
In the political thriller, “The Devil's Deal,” filmmaker Lee Won-tae explores the themes of power, corruption and betrayal as he traces an aspiring politician's rise to power. The film stars Cho Jin-woong in the title role of Hae-woong, Lee Sung-min as power broker Sun-tae and Kim Moo-yul as gang boss Pil-do.
Koo Kyo-hwan to lead sci-fi blockbuster 'In Search of the King'
Actor Koo Kyo-hwan has been cast in the lead role of director Won Shin-yun's sci-fi blockbuster tentatively titled “In Search of the King.”
Yim Si-wan felt conflicted about psychopath role in 'Unlocked'
Yim Si-wan, who is again playing the role of a villain in the Netflix film “Unlocked” following his role in 2022 disaster thriller “Emergency Declaration,” said he felt conflicted about playing a psychopath in the new movie.
Yoo Yeon-seok reveals why he took pay cut for 'My Heart Puppy'
Actor Yoo Yeon-seok has a clear sense of purpose when it comes to the roles he chooses and the directors he works with. Before the pandemic, his goal was to land a huge role in a big budget blockbuster with an extensive cast. However, the actor decided to take a road less traveled after reading the script for “My Heart Puppy.” A noted dog lover, he even took a pay cut for the...
3 Korean films invited to 73rd Berlin Film Festival
Three Korean films are heading to the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, which will run until Feb. 26. Director Hong Sang-soo's 29th feature film, “In Water,” will have its world premiere in Berlin as part of the festival's Encounters sidebar competitive section. He has been invited to the festival for the fourth consecutive year.
Hanji artist layers handmade paper into sculptures
Hanji - a traditional Korean paper made of inner bark from the mulberry tree - has been fading from people's daily lives due to the complicated, labor-intensive process used to make it. Only around 20 workshops in Korea continue to produce high-quality hanji through centuries-old papermaking techniques called waebal. Lee Seung-chul, professor of art at Dongduk Women's Univers...
Director Isao Yukisada says Korea-Japan TV and film collaboration 'inevitable'
Given Korea's booming cultural content industry, there is a growing list of creators in Asia and beyond that are eager to collaborate with local production companies and filmmakers. Ties have been getting stronger between the content industries of Korea and Japan in recent years. In addition to Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose first Korean-language film “Broker” helped its male lead ...