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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 […]

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on Oct. 4 with “Beautiful Days,” a movie about a woman defector who meets her son after 14 years, the festival’s board of directors has announced. The 23rd annual festival will run through Oct. 13. Directed by Jero Yun, the film depicts the life of a North […]

Filmmaker, actor face new sexual misconduct allegations

Filmmaker, actor face new sexual misconduct allegations

MBC’s investigative program “PD Notebook” disclosed additional sexual assault allegations involving award-winning filmmaker Kim Ki-duk and actor Cho Jae-hyun, months after the first shocking revelations in March of their habitual sexual misconduct. On Tuesday, four victims claimed they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Kim or Cho at different times. An anonymous makeup artist, who […]

Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story

You may be a Super Bowl champion, Oscar winner, renowned writer – or even the leader of a nation. You may have discovered the panacea for all diseases, solved global warming – or even have saved the world population from an alien invasion. You may have all the respect in the world, but none of […]

Can “Okja” Open an Intergenerational Debate on Meat Consumption?

Can “Okja” Open an Intergenerational Debate on Meat Consumption?

Okja: the movie that makes you think Since the age of four, Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) has raised Okja, a massive animal and her best friend, alongside her grandfather (Byun Hee-bong) in a forest of South Korea. However, Okja was not hers to have. An American corporation, Mirando, simply loaned those big pigs to farmers across […]

Qatar bans the Danish Girl from cinemas

Qatar bans the Danish Girl from cinemas

Qatar authorities have banned cinemas from showing The Danish Girl, a film which tells the story of a transgendered artist who undergoes one of the world’s first sex change operations. Following a backlash online, when one viewer complained of its ‘moral depravity’, the film was pulled from cinemas. The film had started to be screened in the capital […]

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