Asian cinema: Korean films

From the stylish blockbusters of Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho to art-house gems by Hong Sang-soo and Kim Ki-duk, this is the place to go for reviews, interviews and features about movies both classic and new from South Korea.


Lee Na-young in a still from Beautiful Days, the opening film of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival.

323 films, 115 premieres: Asia’s biggest film festival announces line-up

Beautiful Days, about a North Korean who abandons her family to flee the country, then is reunited with them, will open the Busan International Film Festival, whose organisers hope for ‘harmony, normalisation and a new leap forward’ after years of conflict with Busan city government

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