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Koreans debate if ‘La La Land’ foresaw President Moon Jae-in’s win

Koreans have been debating if colors from an unlikely source predicted President Moon Jae-in’s win on Tuesday. After the release of the election results on Wednesday, a still from the 2016 film “L...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:38

Outcry over Netflix films prompts Cannes to change rules

NEW YORK -- After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival says it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d'Or competi...

Updated : 2017.05.10 21:48

[Herald Interview] ‘The Merciless’ shows a new Seol Kyung-gu

Seol Kyung-gu is an actor who possesses a “strange kind of charisma,” whose mere presence on camera evokes a sense of pathos, according to director Byun Sung-hyun of upcoming action flick “The Mer...

Updated : 2017.05.10 15:23

Trailer, poster revealed for Hong’s ‘The Day After’

A black-and-white trailer and poster for Hong Sang-soo’s Cannes-bound film “The Day After” was revealed Tuesday. The film is another tale penned and directed by Hong, about love and misunderstand...

Updated : 2017.05.09 13:57

[Next Wave] How actress Jeong Ha-dam roamed the streets

The Korea Herald is introducing Korean singers, musicians and actors poised to join the next wave of top stars in a twice monthly series. - Ed. While preparing to portray a homeless girl in the 2014...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:34

Stellar cast confirmed for cyclist hero movie

The casting of Rain, Kang So-ra, Lee Bum-soo and Min Hyo-rin for an upcoming period flick has been confirmed. The film, which is based on the true story of Uhm Bok-dong, a cyclist active during the ...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:25

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The Sheriff in Town (Korea) Opened May 3 Crime, comedy. Directed by Kim Hyung-joo Dae-ho (Lee Sung-min) is a former detective who was fired for his overly aggressive investigative techniques and ...

Updated : 2017.05.05 14:37

[Herald Interview] First rock band to play Pyongyang lights up Jeonju film fest

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- The Jeonju International Film Festival invited a few guests with an interesting perspective this year -- the first foreign rock band to perform in North Korea and the...

Updated : 2017.05.04 15:10

Brazilian ‘Rifle,’ Korean ‘Seeds of Violence’ take top prizes at Jeonju

Films that grapple with the issue of violence took top prizes at this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival. Brazilian director David Pretto’s “Rifle” and Korean director Im Tae-gyu’s “The...

Updated : 2017.05.04 15:08

Gang Dong-won apologizes over great-grandfather's controversial past

South Korean actor Gang Dong-won apologized Wednesday over revelations his great-grandfather was a member of pro-Japanese forces during Tokyo's colonial occupation of Korea. The 36-year-old offered ...

Updated : 2017.05.03 19:29

‘The Merciless’ is a bromance with style

Style was what director Byun Sung-hyun wanted to focus on when filming “The Merciless,” which has been invited to the midnight category at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 17-28...

Updated : 2017.05.03 14:41

‘The Soup’ wins Arizona film fest award

Korean film “The Soup,” starring actor Yoon Park, has won an award at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival. Yoon’s agency JYP Entertainment said Wednesday that the movie recently received...

Updated : 2017.05.03 14:39

‘Villainess’ actors to attend Cannes

The actors of action thriller “The Villainess,” invited for the Cannes Film Festival’s midnight screening this year, will walk the red carpet of the prestigious event that kicks off May 17. Kim O...

Updated : 2017.05.01 15:27

[Herald Interview] ‘Barrage’ delves into motherhood at Jeonju film fest

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Director Laura Schroeder has grabbed attention with her second feature film, “Barrage,” bringing together the real-life mother and daughter pair of French star Isab...

Updated : 2017.04.30 17:01

Jeonju film fest’s int’l competition explores humans in social context

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Women’s ties to social institutions and the anxiety of modern society are two of the themes that stand out among films in the international competition category at t...

Updated : 2017.04.30 16:53