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Taiwanese film to open Busan film festival

"Paradise in Service," a movie by acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Chen-Zer Doze Niu, will open the annual international film festival set to kick off in South Korea's largest port city of Busan next month, organizers said Tuesday.The 19th Busan International Film Festival is scheduled to be ...

Updated : 2014.09.02 19:40

[Herald Interview] Breathing life back into museums

Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija breaks the typical museum stereotypes. He cooked and served Thai curry to visitors at a gallery in New York in the early 1990s. What many thought was an opening event continu...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:24

[Herald Interview] Searching for meaning through documentaries

An international documentary festival was held last week in Seoul, bringing filmmakers, documentary fans and producers together under the theme of “hope lies within us.” The 11th EBS International D...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:42

Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) ― Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go. But fear not ― the actor...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:38

‘Roaring Currents’ sets record sales in Korea

A South Korean historical film depicting a 16th-century naval hero who foiled a Japanese invasion has become the country’s most profitable film one month after its box-office debut, data showed Saturday.“Roaring Currents,” which portrays Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s dramatic victory over Japan...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:38

‘Frank’ an offbeat dive through the looking glass of creativity

Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, the bleakly comic “Frank” has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of creativity, where it comes from an...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:18

Box Office

My Brilliant Life (Korea)Opening Sept. 3Drama, Directed by E J-yong“My Brilliant Life,” based on Korean novelist Kim Ae-ran’s 2011 best-selling novel of the same name, centers on 16-year-old Ah-reu...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:16

Batman or Birdman? Venice festival opens with superhero film

VENICE (AFP) ― The Venice film festival opened with a bang on Wednesday with a brilliant superhero dark comedy that delves into the cinema and theater worlds to explore the drug that is fame.The firs...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:00

Stars flock to Venice as world’s oldest film fest begins

VENICE (AFP) ― The Venice film festival kicks off Wednesday with the arrival of stars by water taxi for an art house dominated line-up rich with tales of war, poetry and the mafia.Taking the stage fi...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:24

N.Y. judge dismisses ‘Deep Throat’ film suit

NEW YORK (AP) ― A Manhattan judge has found a lot of differences between the porn classic “Deep Throat” and last year’s Hollywood-produced biography of the world’s first major porn star. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa tossed out a lawsuit brought by Arrow Productions Limited agains...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:23

Toronto film fest taps Korea for spotlight

Eight Korean films will take center stage at the City to City sidebar of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from Sept. 4-14. Seoul has been selected as the “cinematic ho...

Updated : 2014.08.25 20:44

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

BEIJING (AP) ― Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls. Li Xianting, a film critic a...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:02

‘Roaring Currents’ pulls in 16 million viewers

A poster for “Roaring Currents.” (CJ Entertainment)A homegrown film about a 16th-century Korean naval hero’s crushing victory over Japanese naval forces exceeded the 16 million-viewer mark on Sunda...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:02

'Roaring Currents' tops 16 mln viewers

A homegrown film about a 16th-century Korean naval hero's crushing victory over Japanese naval forces exceeded the 16 million-viewer mark on Sunday for the first time in local box-office history, the movie's investor-distributor said."Roaring Currents" reached the milestone at 8 a.m. on Su...

Updated : 2014.08.24 10:45

Young love lives or dies with one decision in ‘If I Stay’

Manipulative, contrived, melodramatic ― all labels we slap on that most perfectly titled movie genre, “the weeper.” All fit “If I Stay” like original packaging. Teenage girls and the boys who wan...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:26