This compilation photo is of promotional posters for films being shown in South Korean theaters.

If there's one category of film that Korean cinemagoers loved in the late '90s and early 2000s, it's melodramas.

A number of well-made domestic films, such as "The Contact" (1997), "The Letter" (1997), "Christmas in August" (1998), "Ditto" (2000), "The Classic" (2003) and "A Moment To Remember" (2004), dominated the Korean film market at that time.


The domestic crime flick "The Swindlers" will be released in 10 foreign regions, its local distributor said Thursday.


"A Taxi Driver," a local box office hit about a pro-democracy uprising in the country, won best picture at the 54th annual Daejong Film Awards on Wednesday.

(The New York Times publishes an article about director Park Chan-wook and his body of work on Oct. 16. The story was one of seven profiles and seven cover stories of T Magazine's 'The Greats' issue, and it hit newsstands on Oct. 22.)

(Singer and actress Im Yoon-ah, better known as Yoona from Girls’ Generation, will replace actress Kim Ha-neul as a co-host of the opening ceremony for this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), organizers said Tuesday. (Image: Yonhap))

A new medical drama on MBC has shown a strong performance on the local weekly TV ratings, data showed Tuesday.

The TV series "Hospital Ship," starring Ha Ji-won and Kang Min-hyuk, a member of boy group CNBLUE, has ranked as the second most popular program on the Content Power Index (CPI) for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, with a score of 257.5.