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Cannes-winning ‘Parasite’ Invited to Multiple Int’l Film Festivals

Cannes-winning ‘Parasite’ Invited to Multiple Int’l Film Festivals

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Parasite,” the winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will hit several other international film festivals in 2019, the movie’s management agency said Thursday. CJ ENM said “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho have been invited to three more international film festivals — the Munich International [...]

Moviegoers Raise Controversy over ‘Soul Sending’ Movement

Moviegoers Raise Controversy over ‘Soul Sending’ Movement

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Heated discussion is ensuing as moviegoers are trying to comprehend the new ‘soul sending’ movement. The movement refers to the act of purchasing movie tickets without actually going to the theater. It is a way for one to express support for a favorite movie. The movement took center stage [...]

Massive Popularity of ‘Avengers: End Game’ Leads to War Against Spoilers

Massive Popularity of ‘Avengers: End Game’ Leads to War Against Spoilers

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The global craze for “Avengers: End Game,” the fourth film in the Avengers series, has also hit South Korea. There are also a variety of unusual scenes that are a testament to the movie’s popularity, with ‘spoiler alert signs’ and even a ‘black market for tickets’ appearing. According to [...]

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 [...]

Presales of ‘Captain Marvel’ Tickets Reach 100,000 in S. Korea

Presales of ‘Captain Marvel’ Tickets Reach 100,000 in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — “Captain Marvel” is gearing up for one of the strongest-ever openings for any of Marvel’s solo superhero movies in South Korea. According to data from the Korean Film Council, the superhero movie already surpassed 100,000 in the number of presold tickets on Wednesday morning with six days left before [...]

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Reaches 9 Million Views in S. Korea, Surpassing “Iron Man”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Reaches 9 Million Views in S. Korea, Surpassing “Iron Man”

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a music film depicting the lives of Freddy Mercury and the legendary band Queen, has broken the 9-million-viewer milestone in South Korea. 20th Century Fox Korea, the distributor of the film, announced on Friday that the movie had attracted a total of 9,002,239 spectators as of the [...]