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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, […]

Pakistan film-maker selected to join Busan International Film Festival 

Pakistan film-maker selected to join Busan International Film Festival 

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: This is an exciting year for Pakistani cinema. After attending the Locarno Filmmakers Academy in August, Writer-Director Hamza Bangash has been selected to join the Asian Film Academy as part of the Busan International Film Festival in October 2019. The Asian Film Academy (AFA) is a program hosted by […]

Actress Ku Hye-sun denies ending marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun

Actress Ku Hye-sun denies ending marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun

  Seoul: Actress Ku Hye-sun’s lawyer said Wednesday she does not have any intention to end her marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun, denying persistent media speculation over their imminent divorce. Ku’s legal agency, LIWU Law Group, said the 35-year-old actress and 32-year-old Ahn have never reached an agreement on divorce, though they had previously discussed […]

Old Shoes for Mother: An inspiring life story that motivates great success

Old Shoes for Mother: An inspiring life story that motivates great success

  Jakarta: A bitter life experience could actually be a whip for success, Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said as he attended a meeting with the production team of the film “Old Shoes for Mothers”. “In the course of my own life, 99 percent is a process, and success is only […]

“Parasite”: The best Korean movie in Indonesia

“Parasite”: The best Korean movie in Indonesia

The success of the film Parasite in South Korea seems to be contagious also in Indonesia. This film by famous director Bong Joon Ho is a best-seller from the Land of Ginseng in Indonesia. Jakarta: South Korea’s pop music (K-pop) and drama are not the only ones that began to assert themselves in the entertainment […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Sydney Film Festival top prize

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Sydney Film Festival top prize

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has grabbed the Sydney Film Prize, the main award of the 2019 Sydney Film Festival (SFF), according to the festival’s homepage Monday. The awarding of the AUD60,000 (US$41,288) cash prize, which took place during the festival’s closing ceremony at the State Theatre in Sydney on Sunday (local time), follows […]

Cartoon, animated film festival to kick off in Seoul next month

Cartoon, animated film festival to kick off in Seoul next month

An international cartoon and animation festival will open in Seoul next month, showcasing the changing environment and paradigms of the industry, the event’s organizer said Monday. The 23rd Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF) will start July 17 for a five-day run at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in southern Seoul, the SICAF […]

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