Posts Tagged ‘press conferences’

Chungmuro/Film News
Preview event for Portrait of a Beauty
by | November 4, 2008 | 28 Comments
The film Portrait of a Beauty [미인도] held its press conference and VIP preview on November 4, and a bevy of VIPs showed up to catch an advance look at the risqué period film. It has attracted much comparison to the drama series Painter of the Wind (see trailer below), as both deal with the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
“Soonjung Manhwa” press conference: XOX
by | November 3, 2008 | 13 Comments
The cast was out to promote the film made from popular internet manhwa Soonjung Manhwa (i.e., shojo manga) on November 3 in Seoul. Well, most of the cast — the production press conference featured stars Chae Jung-ahn (Coffee Prince), Super Junior’s Kang-in, and Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden), but was missing one of its leads,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Antique press preview yields interesting fashions
by | October 28, 2008 | 68 Comments
I’ll just give you a second to let that image sink in. (I mean, really, really sink in that this is indeed two of Korea’s hottest rising pretty boys made famous by two of Korea’s biggest youth drama hits, Joo Ji-hoon of Goong and Kim Jae-wook of Coffee Prince.) October 28 was press preview day... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Press day for Boys Don’t Cry
by | October 14, 2008 | 13 Comments
Lee Wan (Insoon is Pretty) and Song Chang-eui (Golden Bride) promoted their new film, Boys Don’t Cry, on October 14 at a somewhat unusual location for movie press conferences: an indoor pojangmacha (streetside food tents) in Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong neighborhood. The film takes place in 1953 following the Korean War and two youths who lose everything... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Boy Meets Boy at PIFF
by | October 6, 2008 | 21 Comments
On October 5, the short film Boy Meets Boy held an open discussion at the Pusan International Film Festival with its stars Kim Hye-sung (Jenny, Juno) and Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency) and director Kim Jo Kwang Su. I remember being intrigued when I first heard about Boy Meets Boy [소년, 소년을 만나다], which marks... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Preview press event for Bimong (Sad Dream)
by | September 23, 2008 | 12 Comments
“I read the script, and liked it so much it was shocking.” So said 29-year-old Lee Na-young, starring in director Kim Ki-duk‘s latest film, Bimong (Sad Dream). The film held its press preview event on September 23 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater, and Lee explained her interest in the script: “More than feeling an affinity... More »


Drama Casting & News
Beethoven Virus takes its opening bow
by | September 4, 2008 | 24 Comments
The production press conference for Beethoven Virus was held on September 4, featuring its three main stars: maestro Kim Myung-min, violin prodigy Lee Jia, and trumpeter Jang Geun-seok. In keeping with its classical-music theme, the event was held at the opera house at Sungnam Art Center, and the actors posed, in character, for pictures with... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
VIPs come to see E.T.
by | August 28, 2008 | 10 Comments
August 28 saw the VIP preview of the comedy Our School E.T., which opens in wide release on September 11. The title’s “E.T.” is both a cheeky reference to Spielberg’s extraterrestrial and to the lead character played by funnyman Kim Su-ro, who takes on the role of a not-so-bright physical education teacher. As a result... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A new (but not improved) look
by | August 27, 2008 | 28 Comments
An asymmetrical shawl-cardigan to match his asymmetrical (braided) hairstyle, tight jeans, a dangly earring, a sad piece of neck bling… Erm, so maybe not So Ji-sub‘s best look. So Ji-sub and co-star Kang Ji-hwan were on hand on August 27′s press conference and showing of the movie A Movie Is a Movie (aka Rough Cut).... More »


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Kicking off promotion for Modern Boy
by | August 27, 2008 | 4 Comments
Kim Hye-soo and Park Hae-il have a new movie coming out, and it looks gorgeous (speaking purely aesthetically). Modern Boy held its promotional press conference in Seoul on August 27 and, despite its name, takes place in bygone years. 1937, to be exact. The period film is directed by Jung Ji-woo (Happy End, Wisdom Tooth)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Presenting the cast of East of Eden
by | August 21, 2008 | 29 Comments
If that ain’t the picture of “triumphant return,” I don’t know what is. The sizable cast of upcoming epic drama East of Eden held its production press conference on August 21, and trotted out all most of its big names (and it has many, although some were either not in attendance or weren’t photographed —... More »