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Netflix’s ‘The King’ Rekindles Debate over its Theatrical Release Policy

Netflix’s ‘The King’ Rekindles Debate over its Theatrical Release Policy

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As Netflix’s upcoming film “The King” hit South Korean screens this week, the global media giant’s theatrical release plans have again emerged as a hot potato in the local cinema market. Megabox, one of the three biggest multiplexes along with CGV and Lotte Cinema, said Tuesday that it would [...]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Racks Up US$1.3 mln over Weekend in U.S.

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Racks Up US$1.3 mln over Weekend in U.S.

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Cannes-winning black comedy “Parasite” racked up nearly US$1.3 million over the weekend in the United States, industry data showed Monday. Directed by eclectic South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, the film, released stateside on Oct. 11, ranked 11th at the U.S. box office during the Friday-Sunday period, with a cumulative [...]

Film on ’80s Serial Murder Regains Attention with Identification of Key Suspect

Film on ’80s Serial Murder Regains Attention with Identification of Key Suspect

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A serial rape and murder case that gripped South Korea in the 1980s was so mysterious and ghastly that it has inspired a host of TV shows and movies, including, most notably, a feature film by Cannes-winning director Bong Joon-ho. “Memories of Murder,” released in 2003, was then-novice director [...]

‘Parasite’ Selected as S. Korea’s Oscar Contender

‘Parasite’ Selected as S. Korea’s Oscar Contender

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cannes-winning film “Parasite” by renowned auteur Bong Joon-ho has been selected as South Korea’s entry to the best international feature film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) said Thursday that it picked Bong’s black comedy film to compete for an Oscar nomination for [...]

Busan Cinema Center Hosts Pet Film Festival

Busan Cinema Center Hosts Pet Film Festival

BUSAN, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Busan Pet Family Festival will be held at Busan Cinema Center from June 7 to 9. The festival, first held in 2017, invites both people and their pets to various screenings about animals. Visitors are allowed to bring their pets during outdoor screenings of short films. This year, the [...]

Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Sunday, the Gangwon Film Commission (GFC) announced that it will recruit participants for an upcoming film tour. The so-called ‘Visiting Film Tour’ is an event that offers various cultural experiences, including watching classic films and a movie talk program in areas where movie viewing facilities are unavailable. In [...]