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  1. South Korea urged to ease its film quota system

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The Korea Fair Trade Commission's chairman has called for an easing of South Korea's screen quota system, which requires domestic cinemas to show locally ... to a bilateral investment treaty between South Korea and its major trading partner, the US. Earlier this week, the chairman of one of South Korea's largest trade bodies, the Korea International ...

  2. Q&A: Jun Ji-hyun

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  3. Hot Picks

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... D.L. Ho, 15, Hong Kong International School CD: X&Y by Coldplay. Takes time to get into, but it's a great album. DVD: The original Star Wars Trilogy. There's simply nothing better than watching these good, old flicks. The quality's great as well. Movie: Marathon. A great movie from South Korea about an autistic teenager who trains for a marathon. Book: Dune ...

  4. Film studies: South Korea

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... a staggering US$53 million in South Korea alone. More importantly, the film also managed to break into the US market, generating a return of US$9.3 million, a record for a South Korean picture released ... Clarence Tsui This time last year, the South Korean film industry was showing signs of a meltdown. A sharp downturn in exports took its toll on optimism along with the South Korean ...

  5. Internet 'X-files' rock South Korea's showbiz scene

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Dubbed the 'Entertainment X-files', a computer file containing private information and rumours about the personal lives of some of South Korea's top celebrities has been spread on the internet, shaking the showbiz community and prompting calls for tighter privacy laws. The 113-page document- commissioned by South Korea's largest advertising ...

  6. Pick of the day

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public Toilet Last year's film by Fruit Chan (left) meanders from Hong Kong to South Korea, the mainland, India and New York, with much of the action happening in public toilets. Chinese and English subtitles. Fri-Sat, Aug 15, 7.30pm; Aug 10, 5.30pm. $50 HK Ticketing. Lim Por Yen Film Theatre, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai ...


    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, ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Snow-Country - Homeland Heart Woodblock prints by Japanese artist Omi Denkichi, whose works are mostly inspired by the scenery in his hometown, Tokamachi. Today, 11.30am-11pm; Mon-Sat, 8am-11pm. Cafe ... Correspondents' Club, Central. $60, $100. events@hkwips.org Prehistoric Food Culture And Life Ways In South China Dr Tracey L. D. Lu, archaeologist and assistant professor of anthropology, talks about ...

  9. Celebrities in scandal report drop legal action

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-Sung in Seoul A group of top South Korean celebrities has dropped legal action against one of the country's largest advertising firms, launched after a report containing ... Cheil is a giant in South Korea's advertising industry, responsible for a large proportion of advertisements made in the country. ...

  10. S Korea takes top 3 Asian film awards

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... (South Korea) Best director Lee Chang-dong for Secret Sunshine (South Korea) Best actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai for Lust, Caution (Taiwan/mainland/US) Best actress Jeon Do-yeon for Secret Sunshine (South Korea) Best supporting actor Sun Honglei for Mongol (Mongolia/Kazakhstan/Germany/Russia) Best supporting actress Joan Chen for The Sun Also Rises (mainland/HK) Best screenwriter Au Kin-yee ...




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