With the coming of spring comes another iteration of the Jeonju International Film Festival. While the scope of the Jeonju International Film Festival is quite large, on a year by year basis there's surprisingly little change between the essentials. This is because unlike other major South Korean film festivals, there's no sense of expansion being a priority in and of itself on a yearly basis. I spoke at length on the subject with Lee Jee-eun, the head of the media outreach team, and she made a point of emphasizing the fresh new feeling that's supposed to come to the festival every year.
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Happening right before the Presidential Election on May 9th, the Jeju International Film Festival fielded a lot of questions at press conferences this year about politics. The answers always fall into the same general pattern- movies depicts life, and life depicts politics, ergo, movies inevitably have to depict politics. It's a rather rote response at this point- JIFF was into politics long before it was cool, and monuments to Sewol can be found throughout the city. The "Project Cheonan Ship" controversy predates what happened with "Diving Bell" easily, and last year, "Spy Nation" and "Seven Years-Journalism without Journalist" provided a very ominous glimpse into what politics has become in South Korea.
In the course of my interview with Kim Soy she made a very instructive comment about Jeonju that I feels sums up the festival's overall atmosphere quite well. Kim Soy mentioned that in all of the years she has been here (which include work as Closing Ceremony host in 2015), you can always just see actors and directors and what-not hanging out in random nearby cafes. And if you want, you can always just drop in to chat with them. Not sure how many people would have the gumption to try but yes, you could do that.
A prominent SBS comedy program has announced its plans to terminate the show, potentially leaving behind rookie comedians who are already struggling to get in the spotlight.
The long-running SBS comedy program Comedy Hunter announced that its current season will end on May 31. The show runners emphasized that they do not plan on discontinuing the program, saying, We are planning a comedy program with a new format. The airing date and details of the upcoming season is to be determined.
Erics former manager of 14 years has spoken up about the stars recent marriage news.
EJ Entertainments CEO Lee Jong Hyun, who was formerly Eric Muns manager for 14 years, stated, I congratulate and support Eric and Na Hye Mis new start.
Its not a usual sight to see a celebrity and manager work together for over 10 years, even more so when considering the fact that Shinhwa went through so many legal cases in the entertainment industry. This means that their relationship is that much more close, and they set up their joint entertainment company EJ Entertainment in 2013.