Parasite Director Bong Joon Ho Leads Industry Veterans at Press Conference Demanding Formal Investigation into the Alleged Mishandling of Lee Seon Kyun’s Drug and Blackmail Case

So I don’t think these folks are virtue signaling or trying to look good but I do think the end result will still never feel satisfactory or get justice for the wronged. South Korea top director Bong Joon Ho of Parasite and many more award winning movie fame held a press conference accompanied by other industry veterans in the acting, directing, and producing fields to publicly demand a formal investigation into the police and media mishandling of Lee Seon Kyun‘s case. They allege the police and media either intentionally or incompetently mishandled the deceased Lee Seon Kyun’s drug use and blackmail allegations which then became public fodder for outrage and castigation of him. It undoubtedly led to the events including firing from movies and loss of CF campaigns all of which involve steep financial penalties. These industry veterans have formed an organization called Association of Solidarity of Cultural Artists and will use this organization going forward to protect the rights of public figures.

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Bong Joon Ho, Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun Tops Sports Chosun 2020 Power People Poll For Film and Kim Soo Hyun Only Actor to Make Both Film and Drama Lists

The Sports Chosun 30th Anniversary poll of South Korean entertainment insiders on the Power People within the industry is definitely worth discussing especially in the drama category. For the film category it’s harder to have biases as movies remain a … Continue reading

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite Wins Golden Globe Best Foreign Picture with Stars Song Kang Ho, Jo Yeo Jung, and Lee Jung Eun in Attendance

What another victory and another high profile celebration of South Korean film. Director Bong Joon Ho‘s critically acclaimed and box office topping social commentary film Parasite won the Best Foreign Film prize at last weekend’s 2020 Golden Globe Awards. It’s … Continue reading

Top K-movie Stars Attend Hammer Museum Gala as Bong Joon Ho’s Movie Parasite Premieres in US to Rave Reviews and High Box Office

I see a movie in the making, or at least a tableau that typically only happens in the backstage and after party of the Baeksang Awards. K-actress Im Soo Jung posted a picture on her SNS attending a party with … Continue reading

Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho Return Victorious From Cannes 2019 and Get Coincidentally Photobombed by Kristen Stewart at Incheon Arrivals

Korea’s undisputed top movie director (as of now) returned to the country triumphant, with the top prize from the illustrious Cannes Film Festival and also his muse beside him. Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho arrived at Incheon airport … Continue reading

Asian Stars Attend 2017 Cannes Film Festival with C-actress Fang Bin Bing Serving in Jury

The Asian stars were not out in force at this year’s 2017 Cannes Film Festival, though Bong Joon Ho‘s new Netflix movie Okja got plenty of press in the current debate over what films are eligible based on being released … Continue reading