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South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, said he is a fan of the online streaming platform, Netflix, as there is more Indonesian content in the list of entertainment choices. “I am a fan of Netflix. I am glad to see there is more and more Indonesian content on Netflix,” he said during […]

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ shortlisted for Oscars’ best international film

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ shortlisted for Oscars’ best international film

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy “Parasite” was shortlisted for best international feature film at the upcoming Academy Awards, U.S. media reported Tuesday, raising hopes that it might become the first South Korean film to win an Oscar. According to the Hollywood Reporter and other entertainment news media, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences […]

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 […]

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