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Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Manama: South Korea’s Ambassador to Bahrain Hyunmo Koo has opened the sixth edition of the Korea Cinema weeks. Diplomatic, artistic and social figures attended “Extreme Job”, an action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon, the first of four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles […]

South Korean NGO sues Disney over alleged screen monopoly by ‘Frozen 2’

South Korean NGO sues Disney over alleged screen monopoly by ‘Frozen 2’

Seoul: A South Korean non-governmental organization has lodged a complaint against the Korean unit of Walt Disney Co., claiming its latest animated film, “Frozen 2,” violated the antitrust act by occupying up to 88 percent of domestic movie screens. The movie topped the box office over the weekend again, drawing about 2.15 million viewers, according […]

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

By Habib Toumi Manama: A film festival bringing four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles will be launched next month in Manama. The free admission screenings are expected to be a big hit among Bahraini and international viewers as movies by Korea, a country […]

South Korea celebrities open YouTube channels to ride new media trend

South Korea celebrities open YouTube channels to ride new media trend

Seoul: Lee Eun-hee, an office worker living in Seoul, subscribes to the YouTube channel of South Korean golfer Ko Jin-young, the 2018 Rookie of the Year and the current World No. 1 in the LPGA tour. “Ko Jin Young Ko Jin Young Ko,” the player’s YouTube channel, shows the professional golfer’s daily life between tournaments […]

Kyrgyzstan pays tribute to local actor, painter

Kyrgyzstan pays tribute to local actor, painter

  Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan paid rich tribute to local artist Suimenkul Chokmorov as the country celebrated his 80th anniversary. “Suimenkul Chokmorov is the pride of the country, the greatest artist, an amazing actor, and an immensely talented son of the Kyrgyz people,” Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said as he took part in the solemn event to […]

Fans, friends bid final farewell to K-pop star Sulli

Fans, friends bid final farewell to K-pop star Sulli

Seoul: Fans and fellow K-pop stars bade their final farewells to Sulli as her coffin finally left for her burial early Thursday. The 25-year-old K-pop star and actress, whose legal name was Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at her residence in Seongnam, south of Seoul Monday, sending a shockwave across the country. Before her death, […]

K-pop star Sulli, 25, found dead: police

K-pop star Sulli, 25, found dead: police

Seoul: South Korean singer-actress Sulli, who suffered from online abuse, was found dead at a residence south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The body of the 25-year-old, whose legal name is Choi Jin-ri, was found by her agent at around 3:21 p.m. at a two-story house in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, according to police. Police […]

Korea-born French director gets glimpse of Philippines’ migrant workers

Korea-born French director gets glimpse of Philippines’ migrant workers

Busan: Yoon Sung-a, a 42-year-old Korea-born French director, has been regarded as a promising young filmmaker in the European film market. She made 10 short films in her early 20s and 30s, one of which, “And I’ll Keep In My Heart,” was selected for the Cinefondation section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Her […]

Film based on feminist novel sparks anti-feminist backlash in South Korea

Film based on feminist novel sparks anti-feminist backlash in South Korea

Seoul: The movie “Kim Ji-young, Born 1982,” based on the best-selling novel of the same title, has re-ignited the debate on feminism ahead of its release next month, with some men announcing a boycott of the story that has emerged as a symbol of women’s struggles in patriarchal South Korea. The 2016 work by novelist […]

Pakistan’s documentary film on plight of folk artists, music to be screened in Italy, Germany

Pakistan’s documentary film on plight of folk artists, music to be screened in Italy, Germany

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s award-winning documentary film ‘Indus Blues’, which tells about the endangered world of traditional music of the country, is all set to be screened in Italy and Germany next month. “Indus Blues is all set for its German premiere next month. Coming to the beautiful city of Berlin, our […]

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