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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 01:05
'Suzume' tops box office for 5th weekend with over 4 million tickets
Japanese animated film “Suzume” claimed the No. 1 spot on the box office charts for the fifth weekend in a row, attracting over 4 million moviegoers in Korea.
Jeon Do-yeon discusses her similarities with iconic character in 'Kill Boksoon'
Jeon Do-yeon discussed her similarities to Gil Bok-soon, her character in the Netflix film “Kill Boksoon,” saying she is very confident but has self-doubt when it comes to parenting her teenage daughter.
Book-shaped building to revive Busan's fading book street
BUSAN - It's 10 a.m. on a sunny April day in Busan's Bosu-dong. Off the main road is the blink-and-you'll-miss-it entrance to Bosu Book Street. The narrow, 200-meter-long passage is lined on both sides with independent bookstores.
Jeonju film festival reveals rich lineup of 247 films
Organizers of the 24th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), an annual celebration of independent films, have promised the program will be “bold” and “buzzy” to attract audiences. JIFF will take place from April 27 to May 6, featuring a total of 247 films from 42 countries. This year's selection includes 66 world premieres. The opening ceremony will be held at the Sori A...
IU says she was excited to share screen with Park Seo-joon in 'Dream'
Singer-actress IU expressed how excited she was to be paired with Park Seo-joon for her first major movie role in the sports drama film “Dream,” which they filmed three years ago.
Rare Joseon-era map returns home from Japan
A rare map of the Korean Peninsula from the 19th century has been returned to Korea from Japan. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) on Thursday unveiled “Daedongyeojido,” which was previously owned by a Japanese collector. Officials of the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation flew to the country to check the condition of the relic and negotiate a deal for its r...
[INTERVIEW] Ahn Jae-hong on playing underdog basketball coach in 'Rebound'
Actor Ahn Jae-hong said “Rebound” is a feel-good sports movie that reminds viewers to cherish every moment in life. Based on the true story of JungAng High School basketball team in 2012, the drama follows Ahn who takes on the role of enthusiastic basketball coach Kang Yang-hyun (Ahn Jae-hong), trying to rally a struggling basketball team.
Ra Mi-ran, Lee Re to lead fantasy drama 'The Mysterious Candy Store'
Actresses Ra Mi-ran and Lee Re will lead a new fantasy drama tentatively titled “The Mysterious Candy Store.” The series will be directed by Park Bong-seob, who previously helmed “Uncanny Counter” (2020-2021) and “Eve” (2022).
'My ID is Gangnam Beauty' to be adapted into live action series in Thailand
Naver's webtoon “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” will be adapted into a live-action Thai drama series, expected to air early in 2024. The original webtoon was already adapted into a Korean drama series in 2018, fronted by actors Lim Soo-hyang and Cha Eun-woo.
Will April releases revive Korean cinema? Films to look out for in April
Korean cinema is lagging behind Hollywood and Japanese titles which have continued high records at the local box office in the first quarter of 2023. The number one and two films in February were Japanese anime “The First Slam Dunk” and Marvel superhero film “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” They racked up ticket sales while homegrown films failed to break even.
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