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Sanctions are killing Iranian independent cinema

Sanctions are killing Iranian independent cinema

Tehran: The president of the United States says that one of the reasons for imposing new sanctions on Iran is helping to free the Iranian people. Those who do not agree with imposing economic sanctions on a country can when they are faced with a situation where sanctions can help freedom and liberty in that […]

“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 […]

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ poised to debut at No. 1 in South Korea

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ poised to debut at No. 1 in South Korea

Disney’s latest movie, “The Lion King,” is expected to dominate the South Korean box office as it accounted for about 70 percent of all advance ticket sales on the first day of its release, data showed Wednesday. The film had sold more than 337,000 presale tickets as of 1:50 p.m., according to the data from […]

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’ 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 […]

‘Parasite’ tops 5 mln in attendance

‘Parasite’ tops 5 mln in attendance

The Cannes-winning Korean film “Parasite” surpassed 5 million admissions on Thursday, the eighth day of its run in local theaters, data showed. The latest from Bong Joon-ho hit the milestone at about 1 p.m., according to the data from the Korean Film Council. The family satire starring Song Kang-ho revolves around a poor family that […]

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 […]

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