South Korean cinema lesson on the Croisette, with the latest Park Chan-wook

CERRO ARMAZONES: The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), the most powerful optical instrument ever built which will considerably increase the observation capacity of astronomers, is slowly emerging from the ground in northern Chile, one of the best places to look the stars. This new “eye on the sky”, which will be added from 2027 to the … Read more

Broker: theft of babies in South Korea

The famous abandoned baby boxes finally gave rise to a “Broker” film by Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu with a choice cast. Judge: Song Kang-ho, Bae Doona, Lee Ji-eun and Gang Dong-won. Funded by CJ Entertainment, the film was in selection at the last Cannes Film Festival but came back empty-handed. We will see why. * … Read more

Cannes 2022: South Korea flies Saturday night with the awards for best actor, best director – Blog du Démocrat

South Korea’s film industry added to a string of global victories on Saturday by winning two key awards at the Cannes Film Festival for a pair of beloved veterans. Star filmmaker Park Chan-wook nabbed the best director award for his erotic crime film ‘Decision To Leave’, while Song Kang-ho, best known for his role in … Read more

Cannes: South Korea monopolizes the red carpet

(AFP) – Revealed by “Old Boy”, Park Chan-wook returns to Cannes on Monday with the long-awaited “Decision to leave” in a festival where South Korea is very present via in particular “Hunt”, directed by the actor of “Squid Game”, another visiting card of the country. South Korea exports itself culturally. K-Pop is driven by its … Read more

South African Damon Galgut wins the Booker Prize with “The Promise”

His third “final” will have been the good one. South African author Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize, a prestigious British literary prize, on Wednesday evening for The Promise. His book is about time spent in a white farming family in post-apartheid South Africa. “I am deeply, humbly grateful,” said the 57-year-old winner, a third-time … Read more

“South Korea, by targeting youth, has been shaking up global pop culture for twenty years”

Emmanuel Macron, to emphasize that youth is a goal, celebrated his victory by marching with children. How to seduce this fragmented and contradictory youth, many of whom have deserted the polls, out of disinterest or hostility? Let us recommend to the re-elected president a wonderful book: K-pop. Soft power and global culture (PUF, 324 pages, … Read more

South Pacific, a musical for peace at the Toulon Opera – News – Ôlyrix

The Toulon Opera performs a French premiere of South Pacific by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cult work in the United States, which brings together two themes still alive today: the world war and the racism inherited from colonialism. A great classic of the American lyrical-popular heritage is offered every year in Toulon, the opera house … Read more

Seen from Seoul. In 2022, the streaming battle is being played out in South Korea

The colossal success of the series Squid Game only precipitated the rush of major streaming platforms on South Korean productions. Hankyoreh, a Seoul daily, analyzes the repercussions of this enthusiasm on the market and local players. Netflix had however had a rather soft start in South Korea. The streaming platform only had between 60,000 and … Read more

The miracle of South Africa: a democratic culture centered on civic values ​​- Cocuyo Effect

ForSweet Yumar The death of the South African religious leader Desmond Tutu at the end of last year he brought to the fore what could be called: the miracle of South Africa, of which he was the protagonist as well as Nelson Mandela. Both were militants against the apartheid that kept this country under the … Read more

“The Night Rider”: Robert Penn Warren, the piercing eye of the South

On a farm in Rockford, Kentucky, in 1917. LEWIS W. HINE/BUYENLARGE/GETTY IMAGES “Le Cavalier de la nuit” (Night Rider), by Robert Penn Warren, translated from the American by Michel Mohrt, preface by Hubert Prolongeau, Séguier, “L’indefine”, 608 p., €22, digital €14 . “Like children’s voices playing in the night” : these are probably the very … Read more