Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

A Gamble Pays Off

After a shaky start, Dexter Studios transforms the local VFX industry

A Fantastic Way to Cool Off This Summer

22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival features new animation, genre hits and more There is certainly no shortage of film festivals in Korea, a reflection of the appetite locals have for their cinema. One event that stands out is…

Inter-Korean Relations on the Big Screen

South Korean depictions of North Korea evolve as times and conditions change Of late, the relationship between South and North Korea has dominated the news wires both home and abroad, though not because of the escalation of tensions that many…
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Local Titles Compete for Lunar New Year Box Office Crown

Studios hope for hits during the financially pivotal holiday season
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Diverse Themes to Feature in 2018

Korean films deal with inter-Korean issues, organized crime and more
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Unusual Year for Korean Cinema

SEOUL film writer Jason Bechervaise reviews 2017
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A Supporting Actor No Longer

Ma Dong-seok, a veteran of supporting roles, becomes an action hero
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BIFF 2017

Busan showcases the latest in commercial and independent Korean cinema For cinephiles and fans of Korean cinema, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is a must-attend event as it screens a number of new and recent commercial and…
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Multiplex Nation

Korea’s multiplexes embrace different theatrical formats