Chungmuro/Film News

Casting news, red carpet coverage, film festivals, award shows, promotional teasers and stills, and production updates on Korean cinema.

Chungmuro is a district in Seoul that came to be known as the original center of the South Korean film industry (think: Korean Hollywood). Though many studios moved away from Chungmuro, it is still known as home to artists and film culture.
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Black and white dreams with Han Ye-ri in Chunmong
by | October 11, 2016 | 20 Comments
The 21st Busan International Film Festival kicked off with director Zhang Lu’s latest project, Chunmong (also known as A Quiet Dream), starring rising actress Han Ye-ri (Worst Day, Age of Youth). Filmed in all black and white, the movie retains a dream-like quality while conveying a heartwarming message. With Chunmong, Zhang Lu examines the meaning... More »
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2016 Buil Film Awards
by | October 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
The Buil Film Awards were held on October 7, 2016 at the Bexco Auditorium in Busan, as part of the Busan International Film Festival. The awards are usually the second event of the festival following the opening red carpet the day before, and the awards are industry-wide for domestic Korean films, not festival-specific awards for... More »


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2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of... More »


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Han Ji-min considers film Miss Baek as comeback project
by | October 6, 2016 | 16 Comments
After finishing the rounds of promotion for her latest movie Age of Shadows and briefly making a cameo appearance in Jealousy Incarnate, Han Ji-min is deliberating on Miss Baek as her next project. If she confirms, Han Ji-min will portray a young woman who strikes up a friendship with a broken child who has suffered... More »


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Kang Dong-won as delivery boy on the run in remake of Japanese film
by | September 29, 2016 | 22 Comments
Fast becoming one of the most prolific actors of his generation, Kang Dong-won (Violent Prosecutor) is considering adding yet another film to his busy schedule. This time, he’s up to be the main lead in Golden Slumber, a mystery-thriller Korean remake of a Japanese movie by the same name. It’ll be his seventh time working... More »


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Shim Eun-kyung becomes King of Walking in new film
by | September 16, 2016 | 21 Comments
Lovable actress Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow, Seoul Station) is returning to the big screen with King of Walking. This coming-of-age film features Shim as Man-bok, an ordinary high school student with a bright personality but without any dreams or career aspirations.... More »


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Cha Seung-won’s Gosanja opens in second place at box office
by | September 15, 2016 | 35 Comments
Last weekend at the box office, crime-thriller Age of Shadows was the number one viewed movie in domestic theaters, but it was historical period film Gosanja (also known as The Map Against the World) that became the dark horse that surged in front of Hollywood blockbuster Alice Through the Looking Glass to place second. Set... More »


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The race is on to catch a legendary con man in crime thriller Master
by | September 14, 2016 | 74 Comments
You know, I’m normally sad when actors leave dramaland to return to films, but in the case of Kim Woo-bin (Uncontrollably Fond), I’m much happier to see him back in his element, being a badass in crime thrillers instead of moping around in melodramas. It looks like we’re in for a fun caper with the... More »


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TOP considering lead role in Chinese drama
by | September 13, 2016 | 30 Comments
Big Bang rapper TOP (Out of Control), aka Choi Seung-hyun, is up for a lead role in a new Chinese drama called I Think I Love Ni. If he confirms, TOP would play the male lead opposite popular Chinese actress Yuan Shanshan (The Nanny Man) in what would be his second Chinese project after starring... More »
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Park So-dam considers role in mystery thriller Fifth Column
by | September 9, 2016 | 35 Comments
Actress Park So-dam (Cinderella and the Four Knights) has received an offer to appear in mystery thriller film Fifth Column, which has already attached veteran actor Song Kang-ho (The Throne), Chungmuro mainstay Ryu Seung-ryong (The Sound of a Flower), and dramaland favorite Jung Woo (Himalayas).... More »