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Gov't to invest W380 bln in animation, character industries by 2019

The government said Thursday it will invest a total of 380 billion won ($345.8 million) in nurturing the domestic animation and character industries by 2019 to help them tap deeper into overseas markets.  The investment plan was unveiled by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as ...

Updated : 2015.02.26 14:13

‘Empire of Lust’ sheds light on love in battle for Joseon throne

Actor Jang Hyuk (“Windstruck,” “Deep Rooted Tree”) plays a ruthless Joseon prince in the new period drama flick “Empire of Lust” directed by Ahn Sang-hoon. Lee Bang-won, Jang’s character, is a ...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:45

Kimchi line in ‘Birdman’ irks some in Korea

The satirical comedy flick “Birdman,” which won big at the Academy Awards, created a stir in Korea over a line involving the country’s traditional dish, kimchi, in the run-up to its release here. In the Oscar-winning film, Emma Stone criticizes the smell of kimchi at a flower shop owned...

Updated : 2015.02.24 19:44

Foreign film fest chiefs, directors back BIFF chief

Heads of major international film festivals and renowned Asian filmmakers have expressed support for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and its director against the Busan city government's "oppression," activists said Tuesday.  The BIFF organizing committee has been feuding wit...

Updated : 2015.02.24 13:31

Birdman’s kimchi line sparks controversy in Korea

 The satirical comedy flick “Birdman,” which won big at the Academy Awards, created a stir in Korea over a line involving the country’s traditional dish, Kimchi, in the run-up to its release here....

Updated : 2015.02.24 09:15

[Newsmaker] ‘Birdman’: a satire about world of showbiz

HOLLYWOOD ― “Birdman,” which won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, is a quirky black comedy about the dark side of fame in the entertainment industry, starring Michael Keaton in the performance of ...

Updated : 2015.02.23 19:56

Berlin Film Festival chief decorated with S. Korean cultural medal

The Berlin Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick received a cultural medal from the South Korean government Monday for his contributions to increasing awareness of Korean films in Europe, the South Korean Embassy in Berlin said.  The embassy awarded the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit o...

Updated : 2015.02.23 17:41

S. Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yeung's celebrity wife expecting

South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yeung's celebrity wife, who is eight years his senior, is expecting their first baby, her management agency said Sunday.Han Hye-jin, a South Korean actress in her 30s w...

Updated : 2015.02.22 11:19

Korean short wins top honor at Berlin film festival

The graduation film of a Korean university student won a top honor at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. Na Young-kil, 32, won the Golden Bear for best short film at the German film f...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:07

Is Oscar’s curse real?

By Ahn Sung-miWhat do Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet and Sandra Bullock all have in common?They are the latest in a long string of actresses who split with their husbands immediately after taking home the Best Actress Award at the Oscars. According to the popular myth of the “Oscar curs...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:00

[Weekender] Lunar New Year entertainment guide

After eating a bowl of tteokguk (rice-cake soup) and giving older family members a big bow on Seollal, chances are you will consider seeing a movie, a TV show or both, during the five-day holiday.From...

Updated : 2015.02.13 19:35

Box Office

Stand by Me Doraemon (Japan)Opened Feb. 12Animation. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryuichi YagiBased on the famous Japanese manga series Doraemon, the animation “Stand by Me Doraemon” will be rel...

Updated : 2015.02.13 18:57

Fifty Shades of dissatisfaction

Curious? The posters for “Fifty Shades of Grey” coyly ask. Whether or not you’re one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, E L James’ kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this “Tw...

Updated : 2015.02.13 18:55

U.S. veterans of Korean War attend special screening of 'Ode to My Father' in Washington

Dozens of American and South Korean veterans attended a special screening Wednesday of a South Korean box-office hit that chronicles the Korean War and other hardships South Korea has gone through to rebuild itself from the war's ashes."Ode to My Father" has become a sensation in South Kor...

Updated : 2015.02.12 10:03

'Ode to My Father' grosses over $2 million in North America

"Ode to My Father," a South Korean box-office hit, grossed more than $2 million in ticket sales in just five weeks of screening in North America, according to the film's distributor on Tuesday.  The movie, which tells the story of an ordinary father who sacrificed himself to support his ...

Updated : 2015.02.11 09:10