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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 […]

“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 […]

Bucheon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival to open

Bucheon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival to open

South Korea’s largest annual genre film festival will open late Thursday in Bucheon, just west of Seoul, featuring 288 movies from 49 countries. The 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) will run from June 27 to July 7 under the motto “Love, Fantasy and Adventure,” with special attention to science fiction flicks. One of […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ receives standing ovation at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ receives standing ovation at Cannes

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival Tuesday (local time), with the director getting an eight-minute standing ovation. The new movie from the “Snowpiercer” and “Okja” director tells the story of a poor family becoming obsessed with a rich one after their son gets a job as a […]

20th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival closes with record numbers

20th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival closes with record numbers

South Korea’s largest festival of independent and art films came to a close on Saturday, having set records for attendance and the number of sold-out screenings. The 20th edition of the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) wrapped up its 10-day run in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, 240 kilometers south of Seoul. Under the slogan “Cinema, […]

Jeonju film festival to open with 262 films

Jeonju film festival to open with 262 films

The annual Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the country’s largest showcase of indie and art house films, will start its 10-day run in the southwestern city of Jeonju on Thursday. A total of 262 films from 52 countries will be shown during the 20th edition, which runs until May 11, under the slogan “Cinema, Liberated […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ chosen for competition in Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ chosen for competition in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday announced the feature selection for the 2019 competition, which includes South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite.” It is Bong’s second time competing for the Palme d’Or, or Golden Palm, following the selection of his adventure film “Okja” in 2017. The Korean-language film will be one of 19 films to […]

20th Jeonju Int. Film Festival to feature 262 films from 52 countries

20th Jeonju Int. Film Festival to feature 262 films from 52 countries

The annual international film festival hosted by the South Korean heritage city of Jeonju will show 262 films from 52 different countries as it rolls out the red carpet early next month, the event’s organizer said Wednesday. The 20th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) will kick off its 10-day run on May 2 with this […]

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

North Korea aired a documentary film on leader Kim Jong-un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, reaffirming its willingness to continue negotiations despite the talks’ breakdown without a deal. The 75-minute feature, aired on Korean Central TV on Wednesday, said the two countries can write a new history and future if they engage in the […]

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

This year’s DMZ International Film Festival has been in the limelight due to its rare overlapping with the inter-Korean summit that began on Tuesday.  Opening last Thursday, the film festival has screened 142 documentaries from 39 countries. Some of the films were shot in or feature topics related to North Korea.  The week-long film fest […]

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