Every Single Day for Fourteen Years

SEOUL, South Korea --While K-Pop rules the roost here, Korea is also home to a vibrant indie music scene. On any given night, it’s not unusual for the Hongdae District in Seoul to have thirty different bands playing gigs. While Busan’s scene is not nearly as strong, it does hold the distinction of producing some of the more successful indie talent that have made the migration to Seoul in search of fame and fortune.

Loving Hut: Serving up Excellent Healthy Cuisine

Loving Hut has been a stable and reliable restaurant for vegetarians and vegans in South Korea for almost three years. Last year, another one...

BIFF Comes to an End

BUSAN, South Korea - The 16th edition of the Busan International Film Festival came to a close yesterday, after a nine day run around Haeundae. The festival ended with another packed house at the Busan Cinema Center who came to watch the closing ceremonies and the final film “Chronicle of My Mother”, a Japanese movie based on renowned Japanese writer Inoue Yasushi ’s autobiographical novel.

London Scat Party is Back

BUSAN, South Korea -- In my decidely un-humble opinion, Busan has the best local live music scene in Korea. And one of the hardest working bands for the last two years has been London Scat Party. Yet, we almost lost them earlier this year.

The Serious Side of Song Hye-kyo

BUSAN, South Korea - For Song Hye-kyo, the days of the romantic roles may be a thing of the past - for now.

The 28-year-old beauty spoke yesterday at a press conference for her role in director Lee Jeong-hyang's A Reason to Live, where she portray's a hurt woman questioned between the right and wrongs of capital punishment after losing her fiance.

Speaking about her role, Song explained about the difficulty in transition between her previous roles.

Japanese Actor Nishijima Hideoshi’s Silence

BUSAN, South Korea - Iranian director Amir Naderi expects many things from his film crew and performers. And he demanded no less from Japanese actor Nishijima Hideoshi.

Tharp: Man About BIFF

I started this year's festival by stopping by the spanky new Busan Cinema Center, the curvy silver behemoth that looks like it was designed by a guy peaking on acid.

Pictures: Girls Generation Make Gudok Stadium Appearance

K-Pop stars Girls Generation made a special guest appearance at Gudok Stadium yesterday, entertaining fans with a 15 minute halftime show. Under tight security and...

Documentary at BIFF Features Soundtrack by Busan Expats

BUSAN, South Korea -- Deep within the heart of cinema is an understated language, transcribed by the moving image, and interpreted on an emotional level by the audience. What some people may not know is that virtually every country with a prominent film industry has seen a revolution; an era in filmmaking which brought about significant changes to the way movies are made. Putting all of this into context begs the question: What do we really know about the history of Korean cinema?

BIFF Opening Film ‘Only You’ Sells Out in Seven Seconds

BUSAN, South Korea -- The opening film for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Only You, starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo sold out in seven seconds after sales opened online Monday at 5pm. Tickets for the outdoor screening sold out in seven while the indoor screening of Only You* at CineMountain sold out in 20 seconds. The film is described as a fatal love story centered on an ex-boxer and a telemarketer. 

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