Ma Dong-seok is unstoppable. In 2018, the actor starred in a record-breaking five films: Champion, Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days, The Soul-Mate, The Villagers and Unstoppable, and it seems that he is keeping himself just as busy in 2019. His final work of 2018, the action thriller Unstoppable, directed by Kim Min-ho, screened […]

Hummingbirds are the smallest of birds, with their tiny wings flapping away even faster than their heartbeats, unless they experience torpor, a hibernation-like state that hummingbirds use to protect themselves from the cold. Even though they are tiny, they build nests that have been named among the most exquisite wonders of nature. Much like hummingbirds, there […]

On October 4th, 2018, the 23rd edition of Busan International Film Festival opened its doors with numerous stars in attendance, marking the return of the festival in its full glory after several tumultuous years. The festival selected its opening film carefully – Beautiful Days (뷰티풀데이즈), the world premiere of the film directed by the Busan […]

In 2012, the celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To ruled the box office at home and garnered positive reviews and nominations abroad with his hit action thriller Drug War. As the unspoken rule of box office hits in Asia goes, another country in the region – South Korea – announced a remake already in 2014, […]

Korean New Wave Cinema film directors include some famous names, such as Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja) and Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden), but there is precious little of female names to be found in the ring of Korean New Wave cinematic talent – not really surprising, given how male-oriented Korean film industry is. But there is […]

Moon So-ri, the actress, is known to practically every household in South Korea – and to fans of Korean cinema worldwide. After her debut in the 1999 Lee Chang-dong cult classic Peppermint Candy, she truly shined and found fame in her second feature, also directed by Lee – Oasis (2002). For her role of Gong-ju, a cerebral palsy-stricken woman who […]