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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo announces symbolic gay 'wedding'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... be the highest-profile ceremony of its kind in South Korea. He and Dave Kim envision a massive public event in Seoul with guests honouring their relationship by donating money to build a centre for lesbian, gay, ... Associated Press in Seoul Filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo plans symbolic ceremony to push case for same-sex marriages Gay union shows changing times The first time a South Korean celebrity ...


    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Summer Family Film Series The Asia Society presents four family films from Japan (including Day Earth Moved, right), Iran, Sri Lanka and South Korea. Including live action and animation, all the films are rated for age five and above. During the screenings there will be educational handouts and a 'Know Asia' quiz for children. Today-Aug 30. Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, ...

  3. Q&A: Jun Ji-hyun

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from? In South Korea, all my friends and family members call me 'Ji-Hyun-A' and my foreign friends thought my name was 'Gianna' and started calling me that. I have always had ... Jun Ji-hyun, 28, shot to stardom in South Korea playing the lead in My Sassy Girl and has starred in a number of other romantic comedies since. She recently made her break into Hollywood ...

  4. Filmmaker probed Japan's 'war sickness'

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Li Ying, Raymond Li

    ... Li Ying spoke to Raymond Li Chinese filmmaker Li Ying's feature- length documentary Yasukuni triggered a political storm in his adopted country, Japan, forcing distributors to suspend its release in April. The 45-year old filmmaker talks about all th ...

  5. A movie laid to rest

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... and co-operate with the government is more like North Korea or the situation in Tibet.' Speaking at the Foreign Press Club, veteran Japan commentator and Keizai University professor Andrew Horvat ... no Japan screenings planned for any of the dozen or so foreign movies made to commemorate the anniversary of the 1937 Nanking Massacre by the Imperial Japanese Army. Scholars have also lined up ...

  6. Canto-pop stardom beckons after Kary Ng wows her label's bosses in South Korea

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Kary Ng Yu-fei, who signed up with Universal Music's Cinepoly Records last month, is on the way to becoming Canto-pop's next diva. The singer recently performed in South Korea, as the only Asian female singer in front of Universal bosses at the label's annual summit. Ng appeared in a diva-like ensemble of a cut-out red maxi dress and leopard-print ...

  7. Inside the art and Seoul of a movie making machine

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... Joyce Hor-Chung Lau He may well have the most famous feet in South Korea. As a technician in the sound effects recording room of the Seoul Studio Complex (SSC), the smiling, middle-aged ... Asia's largest filmmaking complex and a testament to South Korea's booming film industry. Built in 1997 with a government grant of $100 billion won (HK$670 million), it's where more ...

  8. The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalisation

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Festival (the South Korean city is now Busan under revised Romanisation) is widely regarded among both industry executives and critics as one of the most important cinema-related events ... with critics, programmers and industry executives, Ahn delves into the relevance of the film festival as a cornerstone of the cultural and economic development of South Korea. She examines the raison ...

  9. Pusan, South Korea

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott When the fireworks lit up the night sky over the South Korean port city of Pusan nine days ago, they marked the end of the latest edition of Asia's most important annual ... new US$133 million Pusan Film Centre, which organisers and the South Korean government hope will make the city the hub of Asian cinema. Kim, for one, leaves the festival certain its future ...

  10. Buffett joins cast of foreigners for gala shows

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by stars from Japan, South Korea and the West. Lavigne sang four songs - including Girlfriend, the theme song for popular match-making show You Are the One - on Jiangsu Cable Television on New ... 31. Provincial cable TV stations have been splashing out money in the past two years to invite foreign stars to appear on their own Lunar New Year and Spring Festival shows, competing not only ...




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