This photo, released by the London East Asia Film Festival, shows the official promotional poster for the festival's 2nd edition, which is set to run from Oct. 19-29 in London. (Yonhap)

South Korean historical film "The Fortress" has been chosen to open the 2nd London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) next month in London, the festival's website revealed Friday.


Actor Bae Yong-joon and his wife, actress Park Soo-jin (Yonhap)


This composite image shows actor Jang Dong-gun (L) and actress Kim Ha-neul. (Yonhap)

South Korean movie stars Jang Dong-gun and Kim Ha-neul will host the opening ceremony for this year's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), organizers said Tuesday.

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.

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is back for its 8th year with more latest, edgy and diverse films.

The KOFFIA is the most celebrated annual festival in Australia to showcase the very best and latest Korean cinemas. 

The outcome was a surprise, however, given the conflict between the two rival forces which allowed the film to secure only 31 screens of non-multiplex theaters nationwide. Three local major multi-screen chains -- CJ CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox -- account for more than 90 percent of the country's film market.