Five Korean films were invited to the annual Cannes International Film Festival. Each film is competing to winn the festivals biggest prize, the Palme d’Or. Discover more about the selected films here!
Actor Kim Woo-bin was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and had to take time off to rest and recover. Now, he's returning to the screen in a new Netflix film "Black Knight". Read more about his incredible story here!
The popularity of women-led K-dramas and films means women-centered stories aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Independent, well-written characters for women set the stage for the "womance" trend moving forward. Learn more here!
Netflix's latest investment in Korean entertainment has posed some concerns over local Korean streaming services. However, it does pose great news for the global accessibility of K-culture and high-quality media creation. Read more here!
Blackpink took the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as the first headlining K-pop girl group. They used their global stardom to spotlight Korean heritage by blending Korean traditional elements into their modernized versions of hanbok. Discover more about the group's historic performance here!
Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" began its world tour in Seoul. The cast stated they felt the support from Korean fans, so they wanted to kick off the final tour in Korea. Learn more about the upcoming film here!
Korean films have suffered at the Korean box office in comparison to foreign films. However, three major studios are initiating support of homegrown films to revive the success of Korean films in Korean cinemas. Learn more here!
BTS member Jimin sold over 1 million copies of his first solo album, "Face” upon release, making K-pop history. Read more about his album’s success and other K-pop news updates here.
Acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho will participate in a filmmaking masterclass at the Florence Korean Film Festival after 12 years of absence. Read more about his return here!
Feel the love and pain that comes with life in the new 16-part Disney+ K-Drama, “Call It Love.” Discover more about the show and its message here!
Billboard 200 has a number of K-pop groups topping the charts, but the surprise hit is BTS reentering with a song from 2017. Read more about their unstoppable success and the latest K-pop groups with highly anticipated releases here!
With mandatory military service stopping many of the top K-pop idol’s activities, members from EXO, SHINee, and others will be finishing their service and coming back to entertainment this year to much excitment and hype. Learn more about when your favorite K-pop stars will be back here!
The Korea Tourism Organization will open free tours to foreigners that go through locations inspired by their successful Netflix show “Korea No. 1”. Click the link to see what destinations you may be able to go to.
The nationwide hanbok festival is held in the third week of October each year. Hanbok Culture Week kicks off in Seoul with an exhibition of costumes worn by the cast of Netflix's "Kingdom". Visitors can try on different hanbok and take photos or shoot K-pop content at the HiKR Lounge. Learn more about the festival here!
Steaming service Disney+’s reality show, "The Zone: Survival Mission," remained on the Korean top 10 chart since its first entry. This show captured audience attention but failed to leave a mark on international audiences. Read more about the future of Korean streaming here!
You can now be in your own kpop music video with this Seoul studio. HiKR is a studio that has rooms dedicated to recreating some of the most popular kpop music video backgrounds where visitors can make their own content. Read more about what artists are featured here.
Seo In-ji talks working for musicians around the world, creating her own style. Seoul-based illustrator and animator Seo In-ji has worked for the likes of Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet and NCT Dream. The Korean artist based in the UK brings a global perspective to her work with non-traditional elements like voluptuous women, cute in bright colors, and having fun. What does her more boy accepting art mean for the SK art scene future as a whole? Read along here.