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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 […]

‘Battle of Jangsari’ recalls forgotten battle of Korean War

‘Battle of Jangsari’ recalls forgotten battle of Korean War

Seoul: The Battle of Incheon, code-named Operation Chromite, of Sept. 15-19, 1950, was a historic amphibious landing mission during the 1950-53 Korea War. It turned the tide of the war in favor of the United Nations troops by successfully cutting the North’s supply and communication lines. A day before the Incheon operation, a small diversionary […]

Film on ’80s serial murder regains attention with identification of key suspect

Film on ’80s serial murder regains attention with identification of key suspect

Seoul: A serial rape and murder case that gripped South Korea in the 1980s was so mysterious and ghastly that it has inspired a host of TV shows and movies, including, most notably, a feature film by Cannes-winning director Bong Joon-ho. “Memories of Murder,” released in 2003, was then-novice director Bong’s second full-length feature film, […]

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Singapore: Two iconic Hongkong martial artistes, the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan have been cast as contrasting faces of the civil disobedience movement that is roiling Hong Kong in the past four months. Organisers of the anti-government movement have attributed their flash-mob street demonstrations, that quite often caught […]

Busan film festival to screen film classics to mark centennial of Korean cinema

Busan film festival to screen film classics to mark centennial of Korean cinema

  Seoul: This year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will screen 10 masterpieces by renowned Korean directors to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Korean cinema, organizers said Saturday. The special screening program will be held under the name “The 100 Year History of Korean Cinema, 10 Great Korean Films” during the 24th BIFF, set to […]

K-pop stars break out of glossy idol image with musical roles

K-pop stars break out of glossy idol image with musical roles

  Seoul: At the height of his K-pop career this week, Hwang Min-hyun, a member of five-piece boy band NU’EST, launched a new show business career which his fans scarcely expected. The 24-year-old Hwang appeared to his fans in his first acting role in the famous musical, “Marie Antoinette,” as the show’s main male character, […]

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