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Netflix, Korean cinemas locked in row over release of 'Okja'

South Korea's major theaters are at loggerheads with the global streaming giant Netflix over the release of its latest production "Okja," which they fear will upend the local movie distribution indust...

Updated : 2017.06.21 09:50

World’s biggest pop-up film festival finds way to Seoul

The world’s largest global pop-up film festival is returning to Korea this summer, blending performances, art and international films to create an immersive cinematic experience. Taking place simulta...

Updated : 2017.06.20 14:43

‘Okja’ ranks second in ticket reservations despite multiplexes’ boycott

Eleven days before its release, Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming film “Okja” is ranking second in ticket reservations, despite major cinema chains refusing to show the film. As of Monday, “Okja” accounte...

Updated : 2017.06.19 14:28

Music-themed film festival to kick off in Hongdae

A festival showcasing music-themed movies and documentary films will be held at Hongdae, a popular youth district in Seoul, for 10 days from June 30. The “2017 Film Live: Legendary” will be held at ...

Updated : 2017.06.18 18:05

[Herald Interview] What it was like to be ‘the most unruly Korean’: Lee Je-hoon

In his latest film, Lee Je-hoon was tasked with expressing a complex historical character, the anarchist and independence activist Park Yeol who lived in the early 1900s. The film, “Anarchist from C...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:49

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

A Day(Korea)Opened June 15Drama. Directed by Jo Sun-hoJoon-young (Kim Myung-min) is a world-famous doctor who volunteers to work in Third World countries. His busy schedule forces him to neglect his 1...

Updated : 2017.06.16 16:47

Bucheon Film Fest to spotlight Jeon Do-yeon, screen ‘Okja’ and more

 The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Asia’s largest genre film event, is set to broaden its horizon this year with more programmers and strong films.“We’ve been striving to present ...

Updated : 2017.06.16 16:41

Ji Chang-wook, Kim So-hyun to dub Japanese film ‘Your Name’

Actors Ji Chang-wook and Kim So-hyun will dub the 2016 animated film “Your Name.”Ji will immerse himself in the role of Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo who aspires to become an architect. Me...

Updated : 2017.06.16 12:56

Megabox follows CGV, Lotte Cinema in not screening 'Okja'

Megabox has decided not to show internationally acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's Netflix film "Okja" following the country's two other major cinema chains, movie industry sources said Fr...

Updated : 2017.06.16 11:10

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Day After’ to hold press screening, but no conference

Hong Sang-soo’s “The Day After” will be screened to local press on June 22, but the film’s director and cast will not attend the screening, according to production company Jeonwonsa on Thursday. ...

Updated : 2017.06.15 15:53

Bong Joon-ho speaks up on ‘Okja’ controversy

Director Bong Joon-ho opened up on the controversy that has been surrounding his film “Okja” and its backer Netflix’s decision to release it simultaneously in theaters and online in Korea, at a pre...

Updated : 2017.06.14 15:41

[Herald Review] ‘Okja,’ a tale with a lot of heart and hurt

Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” is a delightful coming-of-age story that centers on the warmth between living beings. But the way its little heroine Mija, a free spirit with a big heart, comes to terms with ...

Updated : 2017.06.13 16:38

‘Warriors of the Dawn’ to open in North America

“Warriors of the Dawn,” led by actors Lee Jung-jae and Yeo Jin-goo, will hit North American theaters Friday, according to the film’s distributor 20th Century Fox Korea. Fox will be screening the fi...

Updated : 2017.06.13 16:34

‘Okja’ gets first screening in Korea

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film “Okja,” which has been receiving international attention both for its unique story and the controversy surrounding its backer Netflix, was screened to the press Monday fo...

Updated : 2017.06.12 19:25

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Day After’ to hit Korean theaters in July

Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “The Day After,” which competed at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is set to hit local theaters on July 6, the film’s producer Jeonwonsa announced Monday. Hong’s 21s...

Updated : 2017.06.12 12:46