Jackson Wang is a man of many talents. Known for being a member of GOT7, a South Korean Idol group, the artist has impressed many with his singing and rapping skills throughout the years. Jackson is also recognised for being a record producer, songwriter, music video director, and fashion designer. In 2017, he expanded his […]

Released in January 2022 just weeks before the presidential election in South Korea, writer-director Byun Sung-hyun’s fourth directorial effort, Kingmaker, is as much a character drama as it is a political film.  It is 1961, Seo Chang-dae (Lee Sun-kyun), a local pharmacist who fled the North, meets Kim Woon-bum (Sol Kyung-gu), an eloquent small-time politician […]

Some films require patience to watch and some require energy. Writer-director Choi Dong-hoon’s Alienoid belongs to the latter camp for its hyperactivity. An ambitious mashup of multiple genres – sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, action, thriller, you name it – Choi’s sixth feature is, in a sense, a culmination of his filmography and much more. Alienoid does […]

The first time I spoke to Choi Dong-hoon, a South Korean filmmaker, was in 2015 when he promoted his espionage action film, Assassination, at the BFI London Film Festival. It took another few years for the director to complete the script for Alienoid, a sci-fi, fantasy action film. One of Korea’s most renowned actresses, Kim […]

The seminal K.FLEX will be making its first impression on a UK audience on November 20th, 2022. Following an incredible inaugural event in Frankfurt, which saw more than 65,000 tickets sold across the weekend-long event in May, K.FLEX will come to London to delight fans far and wide. Taking place at the O2 Arena, the […]

Kim Se-in, a South Korean filmmaker, began her journey in the film industry as a screenplay writer and editor. She directed a few shorts, including Hamster (2016), Playing with Fire (2018), and Container (2018). Kim’s feature debut, The Apartment with Two Women, received its world premiere at last year’s Busan International Film Festival and had […]

When The Outlaws, written and directed by Kang Yoon-sung, came out in 2017, the film became the third highest-grossing film of that year in South Korea. The production had enough thrills and suspense to satisfy even the most jaded sensation-seekers. It took a few years before the second instalment, The Roundup, was released onto the […]

Art fairs have always played a crucial role in the world of contemporary art. Not only do they allow art lovers to see the creations of new and upcoming artists, but they also enable collectors, agents, and curators to obtain unique modern art pieces.  StART Art Fair was founded in 2014 by David and Serenella […]

In a small Korean town, a police officer, Kim Hyun-ju (Lee Jeong-eun: Parasite, Hommage), alongside her partner, are called to a hospital to check on two sisters with one being severely injured and unconscious. We quickly learn that one of the siblings is called Do-kyung (Jung Ryeowon: Castaway on the Moon, Wok of Love, Gate), […]

It may not seem like it at first glance, but Park Chan-wook’s films are those of a distinctly romantic disposition. His narratives typically explore the tension that arises when erotic and emotional idealism meets cold, hard reality; in his films, the only happy romances can be found in either the dispassionate confines of a mental […]