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S. Korean Films on Two Koreas Popular Despite Deteriorating Inter-Korean Relations

S. Korean Films on Two Koreas Popular Despite Deteriorating Inter-Korean Relations

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As North Korea continues to raise the stakes in inter-Korean relations, a South Korean film and television series depicting sweet romance among individuals from North and South Korea are being subjected to criticism for failing to take note of the current situation. “Ashfall,” a South Korean movie currently garnering [...]

Word of Mouth Speaks Volumes in Moviegoers’ Choice of Films

Word of Mouth Speaks Volumes in Moviegoers’ Choice of Films

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean moviegoers obtain an average of 3.7 pieces of information, including online reviews, before they decide whether to see a film, as films increasingly build their reputations through word of mouth, according to a survey released Thursday by the country’s largest cinema chain, CJ CGV. The cinema chain [...]

Number of Moviegoers Expected to Top 200 Mln for Fourth Year

Number of Moviegoers Expected to Top 200 Mln for Fourth Year

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of admissions to local theaters this year is expected to surpass 200 million for the fourth straight year, a market tracker said Monday. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), both domestic and foreign films have attracted more than 199.31 million viewers this year as of Monday [...]

New Type of Korean Wave Rises in Indonesia

New Type of Korean Wave Rises in Indonesia

JAKARTA, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – There’s a new hallyu (Korean wave) trend surging in Indonesia.  Locals are using Korean elements to produce their own versions of cultural content. It’s a new step forward from the existing hallyu phenomenon in which the public consumes pure content exported from Korea. According to the Korean Cultural Center in [...]