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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The Mayor(Korea)Opened April 26Political drama. Directed by Park In-jeIn the turbulent world of politics, where elections are about fishing for a pearl in a pool of dirt, beloved Seoul mayor Byeon Jon...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:45

Cannes-bound Korean film to open in France in June

The domestic crime-action flick "The Merciless" will open in French theaters on June 28, the film's production company said on Friday.The film starring Seol Kyung-gu and Im Si-wan is to premiere in th...

Updated : 2017.04.28 16:31

Korean Competition at Jeonju film fest goes dark

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Eleven films were selected from among the initial 128 Korean features submitted for this year’s Korean Competition at the Jeonju International Film Festival, in a con...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:55

Enyedi explains meaning of dreams, deer in ‘On Body and Soul’

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Ildiko Enyedi’s ethereal tale of romance “On Body and Soul” begins with a stag and a doe rubbing against each other in a snow-covered forest. The stag advances, and...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:48

Park Chan-wook appointed to Cannes jury

Korean director Park Chan-wook is to sit on the jury of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival that kicks off next month. Director Park Chan-wook (Yonhap)The international festival said Tuesday that Park was i...

Updated : 2017.04.26 11:31

Lee Je-hoon’s radical transformation in historical film

Lee Je-hoon has taken on various roles such as the sweet boyfriend in the recent time-travel tvN drama “Tomorrow With You” alongside Shin Min-ah. But the actor becomes almost unrecognizable in the u...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:49

[Herald Interview] Shim Eun-kyung, between innocence and experience

In the 2011 film “Sunny,” the nostalgic coming-of-age flick about a group of friends at an all-girls high school in the 1980s, Shim Eun-kyung plays a shy, possessed student. When the spirit inside h...

Updated : 2017.04.25 14:10

'Fast and Furious 8' wins second weekend in S. Korea

"Fast and Furious 8" has dominated the South Korean box office for the second weekend in a row despite the massive arrival of newcomers. (Yonhap)According to the box office tally from the Korean Film ...

Updated : 2017.04.24 11:27

Soo Ae may star in ‘Upper Class’

Soo Ae is considering returning to the big screen with the upcoming movie “Upper Class” (unofficial title), according to her agency Star J Entertainment.  Soo Ae (Herald DB)The agency recently said...

Updated : 2017.04.23 14:19

[Herald Interview] Documentary reopens nearly forgotten history

When filmmaker Jolanta Krysowata arrived in Korea in early April, she didn’t expect people here to be zealous about communism or humanitarianism, the subtexts of her documentary about North Korean or...

Updated : 2017.04.21 18:09

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Colossal(US)Opened April 20Science fiction, thriller. Directed by Nacho VigalondoGloria (Anne Hathaway) has lost her boyfriend, along with all her acquaintances and bustling life in New York. She move...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:24

Trends at upcoming Jeonju Int’l Film Fest

The Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea’s second-largest film event, is set to host its 18th edition this year from April 27 to May 7. Here what to look out for during the festival, which will...

Updated : 2017.04.20 16:42

Cannes-bound ‘Merciless’ touts criminal bromance

Sol Kyung-gu and Im Si-wan talked about working together on the upcoming crime action drama film “The Merciless (Bulhandang)” which has been invited to the midnight screening at Cannes Film Festival...

Updated : 2017.04.19 15:02

Rain, Kang So-ra to star in ‘Uhm Bok-dong’

Singer-actor Rain and actress Kang So-ra have confirmed their roles in the upcoming film tentatively titled “Uhm Bok-dong.” Singer-actor Rain (left) and actress Kang So-ra (Rain Company/Plum Entert...

Updated : 2017.04.18 13:17

Director-actor duos of Korean cinema

Actress Kim Min-hee has been enjoying a year of unprecedented success, winning best actress at the Berlin film fest for “Alone on the Beach at Night” and with two other films she has starred in -- “...

Updated : 2017.04.16 16:26