18th Annual Busan Film Festival Kicks Off with K-stars Walking the Red Carpet

The 18th annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off yesterday in the seaside town of Busan, South Korea with lots of glam and anticipation. Featuring 301 movie selections from 70 countries shown over 10 days, BIFF has cemented its reputation as one of the top film festivals in Asia and this year’s star studded opening ceremony brought lots of stars out to walk the red carpet. There was the usual wowing over the perfectly decked out actresses and actors, but also some sniggers at the aspiring starlets who used the opportunity to show their skin to kick start some career buzz. I thought Ha Ji Won was hands down the most put together actress package on the red carpet, bringing clout and glamour together in one petite girl power bundle of charm. The opening night selection bucked tradition as being a non-Korean and non-Chinese movie, instead shining the spotlight on a Vara: A Blessing. Bhutanese director and monk Khyentse Norbu was unable to attend since he was off on a spiritual meditation but was honored that his movie received the honor of being selected to open BIFF. There will be plenty of indie movies that might receive much needed attention after being shown at BIFF, but big name directors such as Bong Joon Ho and Kim Ki Duk are also attending to showcase their latest projects. Enjoy the red carpet rundown! Continue reading

K-stars Descend on a Summer Night for the Cold Eyes Movie Premiere

Nothing screams dead heat of Summer than a nighttime VIP movie premiere in Seoul where all the stars attending were glistening with the combination of BB cream and sweat. Blotting paper for all! It was a parade of actors and … Continue reading

Stars Attend the Wedding of Yoo Ji Tae and Kim Hyo Jin

After a five-year long relationship, Yoo Ji Tae and Kim Hyo Jin have made it official and tied the knot. Woo hoot, I love it when a long haul relationship goes all the way. And judging from the happy couple’s … Continue reading