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Film ‘Beauty Inside’ sells rights to 11 Asian countries

The upcoming fantasy romance film “Beauty Inside,” which stars 21 actors playing a single character, has sold its rights to 11 other Asian countries two months before its release.Following recent pr...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:28

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Spy (U.S.)Opened May 21Comedy. Directed by Paul FeigWhen a CIA agent falls off the grid, the agency needs to send another agent out into the field. They find a volunteer in an unlikely desk analyst na...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:10

[Herald Interview] Javer discusses life directions, choices through ‘Freak Out'

Swedish director Carl Javer took home top honors at this year’s Green Film Festival in Seoul, held May 7-14, for his documentary “Freak Out.”“It’s an untold true story about how five young kids i...

Updated : 2015.05.19 18:53

Characters and story rule all

“Ice Age” and “Despicable Me” were two of the most sensational franchises in recent animation history, drawing in movie goers of all ages and racking up impressive revenues worldwide. The secret t...

Updated : 2015.05.19 18:51

'Avengers' sequel tops 10 mln viewers

The Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has become this year's first film to surpass 10 million viewers in South Korea, data showed Monday.The superhero flick exceeded the 10-million mark in attendance Sunday, the 25th day of its run, according to the official box-office data c...

Updated : 2015.05.18 10:55

[Herald Review] Jeon Do-yeon is perfection in ‘The Shameless’

Dusty, ashen and gray, the visual element in Oh Seung-uk’s “The Shameless” follows the typical formula of a crime noir film. However, it is not a crime film, or a thriller. Its genre is melodramati...

Updated : 2015.05.17 19:52

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The Treacherous (Korea)Opening May 21Historical drama. Directed by Min Kyu-dongIn the reign of the tyrant Joseon king Yeonsangun (Kim Kang-woo), the throne is surrounded by treacherous advisers such a...

Updated : 2015.05.15 18:53

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a socially-minded tone

CANNES, France (AP) – The Cannes Film Festival unrolled its red carpet with a socially minded French drama, striking a more serious tone than the high dose of glamour the festival often opens with.``Standing Tall,'' a film about a juvenile delinquent co-starring Catherine Deneuve, screene...

Updated : 2015.05.13 21:28

[Herald Review] ‘Chronicles of Evil’ a study of moral boundaries

Good people do evil things. When do those actions turn them from good to evil? This is the core question asked in “The Chronicles of Evil,” a new thriller by director Baek Woon-hak. Actor Son Hyun-j...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:24

[Herald Interview] True devotion in ‘With or Without You’

Choi Mag-gi and Kim Chun-hee are two old ladies living together in Yeongdeok-gun, North Gyeongsang Province. Their relationship is difficult to explain at first. After Mag-gi lost her two sons to a ty...

Updated : 2015.05.11 20:59

[Herald Interview] Pushing emotional extremes with a story of urban hell

A young mother with an autistic child is chased by a loan shark who demands that she pay off her husband’s gambling debt. She is beautiful and doting; her husband is well-meaning but plagued by his a...

Updated : 2015.05.11 20:56

[Newsmaker] Im wins highest honor for Korean in Venice

Im Heung-soon, the winner of the Silver Lion award at this year’s Venice Biennale for his documentary “Factory Complex,” has gained recognition for entwining art and film in his documentaries that ...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:44

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The Chronicles of Evil (Korea)Opening May 14Thriller. Directed by Baek Woon-hakA police officer named Chang-sik (Son Hyun-ju) is kidnapped by a taxi driver late at night. They get into a fight, and Ch...

Updated : 2015.05.08 19:41

Themed film festivals in May

The mild weather in May makes it a great month to get out and enjoy Seoul’s vibrant cultural scene. This year, that culture comes with a dash of awareness about the world around us at three film fest...

Updated : 2015.05.08 19:27

Jeonju film fest announces winners

“Poet on a Business Trip” by Chinese director Ju Anqi won the grand prize in the International Competition of the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival, while the top honor in the Korean competiti...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:29