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Hottest tickets at the Berlin film festival

BERLIN (AFP) - The Berlin film festival, one of Europe‘s top cinema showcases, gets under way Thursday, bringing a parade of stars to its famed red carpet. Nearly 400 movies will be screened during...

Updated : 2017.02.07 14:51

6 Korean films to be screened at Berlin fest

Six Korean films, including award-winning director Hong Sang-soo's latest movie, will be screened at the Berlin International Film Festival set to kick off this week. (Finecut) Hong's "On the Beach...

Updated : 2017.02.07 11:11

Films drift into alternate realities of dreams and games

Two sci-fi thriller films set to hit theaters this month take place in the alternate realities of dreams and games. “Lucid Dream,” opening Feb. 22, stars Go Soo as a journalist whose specialty lie...

Updated : 2017.02.06 15:19

'Fabricated City': Losers' thrilling rebellion against irrational world

In this dystopian city reminiscent of George Orwell's "1984," everyone is under complete surveillance by a Big Brother-type villain. He effortlessly manipulates criminal cases and distorts facts, uti...

Updated : 2017.02.06 13:25

CJ CGV theaters drew record number of viewers in Jan.

CJ CGV, South Korea's largest cinema chain, said Monday a record 20 million moviegoers visited its theaters at home and abroad last month. The chain sold 20.5 million tickets -- 10.84 million domest...

Updated : 2017.02.06 13:10

'Confidential Assignment' wins second weekend at box office, tops 6 mln in attendance

Hyun Bin (left) and Yoo Hae-jin star in “Confidential Assignment.” (CJ Entertainment) A Korean comedy-action film about an inter-Korean secret police mission ranked No. 1 for the second weekend at...

Updated : 2017.02.06 10:52

Jenkins & Chazelle: The young directors at center of Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) -- At the forefront of this year’s Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind “La La...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:25

‘Romiaaaow & Juliet’: John Hurt’s strangest role in cat film

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- They could have called it “Cats,” if someone hadn’t got there first, for John Hurt’s strangest movie by far is an obscure Shakespeare adaptation placing him opposite 108 feli...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:24

Comedy-action film 'Confidential Assignment' attracts 5 mln viewers

Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin star in a scene from “Confidential Assignment.” (CJ Entertainment) South Korean comedy-action film "Confidential Assignment" topped 5 million in attendance in only 15 days...

Updated : 2017.02.02 10:24

Kim Tae-ri to join Kang Dong-won, Ha Jung-woo in ‘1987’

Korean actress Kim Tae-ri will join the cast of the upcoming film “1987,” which will depict the pivotal year of the Korean pro-democracy movement. Kim’s agency J,Wide-Company confirmed the actres...

Updated : 2017.02.01 15:07

Director Hong Sang-soo to attend Berlin film fest possibly with actress Kim Min-hee

Award-winning Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo will attend the Berlin International Film Festival to promote his film set to compete in the event next month, industry sources said Tuesday. "On the Bea...

Updated : 2017.01.31 18:07

'Confidential Assignment' dethrones 'The King' at weekend box office

Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin star in a scene from “Confidential Assignment.” (CJ Entertainment) A Korean comedy-action film about an inter-Korean secret police mission claimed the top spot at the box ...

Updated : 2017.01.31 11:27

‘Beauty Inside’ remake to star Amelia Clarke

Han Hyo-joo (left) and Park Seo-joon star in “The Beauty Inside.” (Yong Film) The American remake of the 2015 Korean film “The Beauty Inside” will star Emilia Clarke, best known as the “Game of...

Updated : 2017.01.30 20:19

Polanski pulls out of ‘French Oscars’ after protests

PARIS (AFP) -- Director Roman Polanski pulled out of his role Tuesday as the honorary host of the “French Oscars” -- the Cesars -- after pressure from women‘s groups and the government over his child...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:27

Hayek says her new film speaks to America’s division

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Salma Hayek says “Beatriz at Dinner,” her new politically charged film, “speaks to the division of perspective in America.” “You know -- two completely different perspectives...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:27