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S. Korea’s ‘Peninsula,’ ‘Heaven’ Among Cannes’ 2020 Official Selection

S. Korea’s ‘Peninsula,’ ‘Heaven’ Among Cannes’ 2020 Official Selection

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — “Peninsula” by South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho and “Heaven: To The Land of Happiness” by fellow Korean director Im Sang-soo were selected among the 73rd Cannes Film Festival lineup Wednesday (local time). The two Korean films made the list of the 2020 Official Selection, consisting of 56 movies, which [...]

Coronavirus Pandemic Pushes Distributors to Seek Ways to Release Films

Coronavirus Pandemic Pushes Distributors to Seek Ways to Release Films

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — With the film industry struggling with the fallout from the monthslong coronavirus pandemic, South Korean movie distributors have made attempts to release films on multiple platforms. The daily number of moviegoers plunged to a record low of 15,000 this week, as people have been asked to stay home amid [...]

Virus-hit S. Korean Movie Industry Faces Grim Prospects for Summer Peak Season

Virus-hit S. Korean Movie Industry Faces Grim Prospects for Summer Peak Season

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean film industry, struggling with the wide spread of the coronavirus, sees the outlook for its summer peak season remaining bleak even if the epidemic eases. As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus has reached nearly 7,900 since the first outbreak on Jan. 20, [...]