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.
Korean drama becomes first non-English language entry to win best picture award in refreshing change from formulaic filmmaking and should pave way for more offerings from different cultural perspectives.
From Grand Jury prizewinner The Zone of Interest to Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, here are 10 of the best movies from the Cannes Film Festival 2023.
Song Kang-ho of Parasite stars as a director in Cobweb, a Korean movie about filmmaking – but with a bloated runtime, too often the good moments are outweighed by the bad.
Starring Song Joong-ki, Hong Xa-bin and Kim Hyoung-seo, Korean thriller Hopeless is an impressive debut feature from Kim Chang-hoon that simmers with tension.
Premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and starring Parasite’s Lee Sun-kyun and Along with the Gods’ Ju Ji-hoon, Project Silence is a clanging catastrophe that shows limited invention.
Korean actor Park Seo-joon, most well known for his role in the Netflix Korean drama Itaewon Class, will make his Hollywood debut later this year in The Marvels, alongside Brie Larsen.
Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead star Lee Yoo-mi plays a waitress who begins an affair with Park Soo-yeon’s high-school athlete in director Han Jay’s touching tale of young love set in 1990s Korea.
The World of the Married star plays a superstar young actress who, as a trainee, had a same-sex relationship with a fellow trainee – played by Han Hae-in.
South Korean actor Song Joong-ki and fellow cast members of the low-budget Korean film Hopeless are eagerly awaiting their first visit to the Cannes Film Festival for screenings of the movie.
Korean animated films have never had the prestige of Japanese and US ones in South Korea. But some industry insiders believe their time has now come, thanks to streaming platforms.
Following her sweet role in Crash Course in Romance, ‘chameleon’ actress Jeon Do-yeon tries her hand at action as an assassin in Kill Boksoon: here’s four more reasons to love her …
Jeon Do-yeon, the star of Netflix Korean thriller about an assassin with a wayward daughter, talked at the Berlin International Film Festival about her first time playing a killer and what it means to be a good parent.
Vesoul, in rural France, hosts an international film festival that sees the great and good of Asian cinema descend each year to rub shoulders with cinephiles and like-minded locals.
Quirky, outgoing Mi-so meets pretty, introverted Ha-eun and they become fast friends. A handsome boy tests their friendship. A softer remake of 2016 Chinese hit Soul Mate, this will appeal to a younger audience.
The Glory has become the most-watched TV series among both English and non-English shows on Netflix – so how much do you know about Lim Ji-yeon, the actress who stars opposite Song Hye-kyo?
From Son Ye-jin’s star-making role in The Classic to searing documentary Repatriation, and Park Chan-wook’s revenge saga Oldboy, we pick the 10 best films from South Korean cinema’s banner year: 2003.
Leung honoured for role in crime thriller Where the Wind Blows, while Drive My Car from Ryusuke Hamaguchi wins best film, best editing and best original music.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, at the Berlin International Film Festival with her new film Green Night, opens up about how tough it was not acting for five years, and what she learned from it.
Squid Game actress Jung Ho-yeon’s innate fashion sense and strong street style have solidified her as a true fashion icon … we take a look at her coolest looks to date, and how she put them together
From Past Lives, a beautifully bittersweet romance that may go on to win multiple awards, to true-life drama Reality, starring Sydney Sweeney, our pick of 10 of the best movies at this year’s Berlin film festival.
Fan Bingbing makes an audacious comeback after nearly five years out of the limelight for tax evasion in Green Night. Thelma & Louise meets Blue is the Warmest Colour in a flashy but flawed film.
Hong Sang-soo wrote, produced, directed, edited and composed the score for this story about filmmaking. His decision to shoot many scenes out of focus makes the 61-minute film a chore to watch.
Korean-Chinese filmmaker Zhang Lu says his new film The Shadowless Tower, with its spirited and independent female lead, maybe ‘reflects reality’ in how gender roles are changing in China.
Celine Song’s gentle romance stars Greta Lee and Teo Yoo as childhood friends in Korea who reconnect online after 12 years apart, and eventually meet again in New York.
There are shades of Keanu Reeves’ John Wick in Jeon’s character, Gil Boksoon, an assassin who decides to retire. The action is visceral, the body count astronomical, but it’s all a bit cold.
Japanese filmmaker Isao Yukisada talks about how Japan-Korea TV and movie collaborations could take advantage of each culture’s storytelling strengths, and why they’re ‘inevitable’.
Cambodian-French director Davy Chou opens up about how his award-winning film Return to Seoul relates to his own life, working with a first-time actress, and taking cues from Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.
Im Si-wan and Chun Woo-hee star as a serial killer and his target, but their talents are wasted in a story devoid of inspiration or thrills that relies heavily on clichés.
The actor, who has been slapped with an overseas travel ban, is under investigation by police for alleged illegal use of a sleep-inducing drug.