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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Wed, July 6, 2022 | 10:08
Jecheon festival to present film concerts
Film concerts, where film screenings are accompanied by original scores played by a live orchestra, will be presented at this year's Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF), the organizer said, Tuesday. The Film in Live program will be offered on the evenings of Aug. 12, 13 and 14 during the six-day festival that starts on Aug. 11.
Maroon 5's world tour image with Rising Sun design causes stir
A promotional image for U.S. pop rock band Maroon 5's world tour is causing a stir as it incorporates the Rising Sun flag, which was used by the Japanese imperial military during World War II and is regarded as a symbol of its wartime aggression. The band recently disclosed its 2022 world tour schedule on its official website, which includes a concert at Gocheok Sky Dome in S...
Cha Eun-woo eyes starring role in 'K-Pop: Lost in America'
Singer-actor Cha Eun-woo is considering taking a role in a film about K-pop that will be jointly made by Korean and Hollywood producers. Cha's agency, Fantagio, said Friday that Cha is positively considering joining the movie, “K-Pop: Lost in America,” as he was offered to play the role of a K-pop group member. It said whether he will take the role will be confirmed after sch...
K-pop group aespa to attend UN meeting on sustainable development
K-pop girl group aespa will join the U.N.'s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development next week, its agency, SM Entertainment, said, Friday. The four-member act will attend the opening session of the forum, to be held at the U.N. headquarters in New York at 9 a.m. on July 5 (local time).
Fully intact early Joseon-era dragon-shaped roof tile decorations excavated
A dragon-shaped ornamental roof tile and a hilt-shaped ornament placed on top of it have been unearthed, the first excavation ever of a fully intact dragon-shaped roof tile decoration, according to the National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, Wednesday. The institute under the Cultural Heritage Administration made public the artifacts, which are believed to ...
'Top Gun: Maverick' soars to over 1 million views in Korea
Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” has drawn more than 1 million viewers in four days since its release in Korea. According to the ticket sales compiled by the Korean Film Council, the Hollywood movie attracted some 472,000 filmgoers on Saturday, with the accumulated number of moviegoers since the release on June 22 standing at over 1.08 million.
Singers' association head opposes BTS' break from group activities
The head of the Korea Singers' Association, Lee Ja-yeon, has urged K-pop giant BTS and its agency to reconsider their recent decision to halt group activities and instead focus more on solo projects, saying it will cause a negative impact on the global fever for hallyu. In a statement released by the association, Wednesday, Lee said, “I'm concerned that the Korean wave center...
K-pop girl groups take to international stage
K-pop girl acts are launching their world tours, with many of them having their first ever concerts because their planned ones were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic or because they debuted during earlier parts of the global health crisis. (G)I-DLE started its first world tour, “2022 (G)I-DLE World Tour [Just Me ( )I-DLE],” with three concerts in Seoul from Friday to Sun...
'Squid Game' director wins Pony Chung Innovation Award
Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director of Netflix's megahit series, “Squid Game,” has won an award recognizing innovation. The Pony Chung Foundation presented Hwang with the Pony Chung Innovation Award, Thursday. “Director Hwang has shown deep interest in and sharp criticism of social issues. The creator has been at the center of Korean cultural content scene with a broad spectrum of ...
Best timing for Korean cinema to leap forward
The film industry was one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing guidelines prevented a large number of people from gathering at indoor places, and this directly meant theaters could not admit enough moviegoers to makes ends meet. The guidelines also gave people the impression that theaters were not safe from virus infection.
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