‘press conferences’


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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Eun-jung’s all business in the front, party in the back
by | August 18, 2008 | 10 Comments
(When I saw the dress from the front, I thought it was vibrant and lovely. And then Han Eun-jung turned around, and… not so much.) Here the actress attends the press conference for the new action-sageuk thriller movie The Divine Weapon [신기전] on August 18 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater. The film stars Jung Jae-young,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Two gangsters, two actors, and a press conference
by | August 12, 2008 | 17 Comments
So Ji-sub and Kang Ji-hwan pose on press day (August 12) for upcoming movie A Movie Is A Movie (directed by Jang Hoon for Kim Ki-duk Films). Well, they sure showed up in character. But with two such intense actors, I suppose that ought to be no surprise. I wish I could LIKE what either... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Happy movie press conference day to you
by | August 4, 2008 | 9 Comments
Upcoming comedy film Baby and Me already had its media/press event on the 31st, but cast and crew gathered again on August 4 for a combined press conference and birthday party for 22-year-old lead actor Jang Geun-seok (born in 1987, he’s 21 by American standards). Fans gathered at the event held at Jongro’s Seoul Cinema... More »


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