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Busan film fest still in limbo

Wrangling over the autonomy of the Busan International Film Festival continues, with the Busan Metropolitan Government and BIFF executive committee disagreeing yesterday over whether the two sides had...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:01

[Herald Review] Evil in its purest form in ‘The Wailing’

Why do bad things happen to good -- or at least normal -- people? What singles them out for catastrophe? These are the questions director Na Hong-jin pondered on when he began writing the script for “...

Updated : 2016.05.04 14:33

Fox to make more movies in Korea

Fox International Productions, the global arm of U.S. film production company 21st Century Fox, plans to produce more films in Korea, according to its president Tomas Jegues. “We’re currently makin...

Updated : 2016.05.04 14:26

S. Korea big 'potential market' for Hollywood

Hollywood is banking on the Korean film industry since it has big potential with abundant stories derived from the nation's "incredibly rich" history and many talented people, the head of a Hollywood film studio said Tuesday.   "The modern Korean filmmaking probably in 1999 saw the first...

Updated : 2016.05.03 21:34

Song Kang-ho to star in ‘Taxi Driver’

Korean actor Song Kang-ho will play the lead role in an upcoming film about the Gwangju Uprising, tentatively titled “Taxi Driver,” production company The Lamp announced Tuesday. The film is based ...

Updated : 2016.05.03 14:07

[Herald Review] Long-lost granddaughter returns in ‘Canola’

“Canola” is a genuinely moving film. It is refreshingly simple. It employs no gimmicks and focuses on delivering an original story about the bond between a grandparent and a grandchild.  The film i...

Updated : 2016.05.03 13:40

[Herald Review] Korean folk hero meets Sherlock Holmes

“Phantom Detective” was inspired by the Korean folk tale “The Story of Hong Gil-dong,” according to the film’s director Jo Sung-hee. In the tale, the main character is a Robin Hood-like antihero ...

Updated : 2016.05.02 14:53

Director Park Chan-wook says ‘The Handmaiden’ is juicy

Award-winning director Park Chan-wook said Monday his Cannes-bound film “The Handmaiden” is a lot different from his previous works for having the most lines and giving subtle pleasures.  “It has ...

Updated : 2016.05.02 14:49

Freedom and diversity at JIFF

Among Jeonju International Film Festival’s rich lineup of films this year is a controversial documentary titled “Spy Nation.” The work spotlights a 2013 case in which South Korea’s intelligence ag...

Updated : 2016.05.01 20:22

Freedom and diversity at JIFF

Among Jeonju International Film Festival’s rich lineup of films this year is a controversial documentary titled “Spy Nation.”  The work spotlights a 2013 case in which South Korea’s intelligence ...

Updated : 2016.05.01 17:03

‘Train to Busan’ to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

The blockbuster movie “Train to Busan” has been invited to the 69th Cannes Film Festival, according to the film’s distributor NEW.  Director Yeon Sang-ho and the film’s main cast -- actor Gong Yo...

Updated : 2016.05.01 13:32

‘Handmaiden’ may raise controversy, says director Park Chan-wook

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- The lesbian theme in his upcoming movie “The Handmaiden” may bring about another storm of controversy in Korea, according to director Park Chan-wook. “It’s not a ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 21:30

‘Hamlet’ gives rise to a comedy

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- After kicking off to a lively start with a fireworks-filled opening ceremony and an outdoor screening of this year’s opening film “Born to be Blue” Thursday night, ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 21:25

Movie review: ‘Mother’s Day’ aims to ruin another holiday

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Having ruined both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” with his star-packed o...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:35

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Captain America: Civil War (U.S.) Opened April 27 Superhero, action. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo The Avengers superhero team is divided. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes they should de...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:18