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Nam Joo-hyuk returns to big screen in crime action 'Remember'
Nam Joo-hyuk is returning to the big screen for the first time in two years as an innocent young man who becomes embroiled in a murder plot in “Remember,” directed by Lee Il-hyung, best known for his 2016 crime action film, “A Violent Prosecutor.” A Korean remake of Atom Egoyan's 2015 Nazi-hunter film of the same title, “Remember” revolves around Pil-joo (Lee Sung-min), an ol...
What to enjoy at K-Culture Festival
The K-Culture Festival is returning in full force this year after being held online and in a hybrid format during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third edition of the festival, scheduled to take place for nine days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8 in Seoul, will feature various programs - showcases by musicians and bands from various music genres including concerts with star-studded lineup...
'Project Wolf Hunting' actor on accidentally finding fame, playing laconic criminal
Actor Jang Dong-yoon found fame accidentally after giving a TV interview for stopping a robbery at a convenience store. He immediately went viral on the internet with his act of bravery and good looks. Then Jang was approached by the head of an entertainment agency. This changed the course of his life.
[INTERVIEW] At age 50, Yum Jung-ah is at top of her game
Yum Jung-ah is one of the most accomplished actresses of her generation here who remains at the top of her game, but she still gets nervous before opening a movie. Ahead of the release of her new film, “Life is Beautiful,” Yum made a secret visit to a movie theater in Seoul where she sat with the audience and watched their reactions during the pre-release screening.
Seaside train tour offers epic coastal views, heritage sites in Gangneung
GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province - Gangneung is a city with rich cultural heritage and incredible ocean views. The eastern coastal area stretching from Gangneung to PyeongChang, Sokcho and Yangyang is nicknamed “the jewel of Korea's real landscape painting” for its stunning scenery and coastal views. Since ancient times, scholars and travelers headed east to Gangwon Province to en...
'Confession' actor So Ji-sub recalls handwritten letter from director
Actor So Ji-sub said director Yoon Jong-seok's handwritten letter was part of the reason why he was so drawn to “Confession,” a mystery thriller that tells the story of a man suspected of murder. “When Yoon suggested that we work together on this project, he gave me a handwritten letter that included details about the character and why he wanted to work with me. I was touched...
2022 K-Culture Festival to be held Sept. 30
Korean culture fans from around the world will get the chance to enjoy a wide range of activities related to Korean music, dramas, food, beauty and more, at the K-Culture Festival, which will kick off in Seoul this month. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) said, Thursday, that they will hold the 2...
Ryu Jun-yeol, Jeon Yeo-been to co-host opening ceremony of Busan film festival
Actors Ryu Jun-yeol and Jeon Yeo-been will co-host the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) next month, organizers said Wednesday. The 27th BIFF is set to kick off its 10-day run at the Busan Cinema Center on Oct. 5. This year's opening ceremony will be held without any social-distancing requirements for the first time in over two years using all a...
Musical film 'Life is Beautiful' features songs from 1970s to 2000s
“Life is Beautiful,” which promises laughter and tears, is a jukebox musical film featuring Korean songs from the 1970s to 2000s. Director Choi Kook-hee said he picked out the best retro songs from artists including Shin Joong-hyun, Choi Ho-seob, Lee Seung-chul, Lee Juck and Toy that dominated the eras from the 1970s to early 2000s. Some of the iconic songs featured in the fi...
'Korean classical musicians are like rock stars,' says Belgian filmmaker
Belgian filmmaker Thierry Loreau, who has seen many Korean classical musicians rise to the top at international music competitions in recent years, says Korea is one place where classical artists can be treated like rock stars.
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