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Sun, November 27, 2022 | 13:19
'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.
[INTERVIEW] Ra Mi-ran's comedic talents shine in 'Honest Candidate 2'
Actress Ra Mi-ran, a late bloomer who made her film debut in “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” (2005) at the age of 30, made a big impression in the role of a fast-talking politician who suddenly cannot lie anymore after her grandmother's wish comes true in “Honest Candidate.” The 2020 film saw moderate success at the box office, reaching over 1.5 million moviegoers, despite a hu...
Loan period extended for US-captured Joseon-era flag
The loan period for a rare Joseon-era flag, which had been captured by U.S. naval forces during the 1871 military action against the Joseon Kingdom and was returned to Korea on a lease, has been extended for another year.
Multi-genre film 'Daemuga' adds shamanic voice to hip-hop
“Daemuga” stands apart from other films not only because of its surrealistic touch, but also by blending the genres of comedy, drama, mystery and crime. The multi-genre film revolves around three ill-fated shamans ― Ma Seong-jun (Park Sung-woong), Gangnam (Yang Hyun-min) and Shin Nam (Ryu Gyung-soo) ― who are each tasked with performing a shamanistic exorcism ritual known as ...
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