Korean film fest to open in Hungary

The annual Korean Film Festival will soon be held in four cities across Hungary, including the capital Budapest. Twenty Korean films will be shown during the festival. A variety of cinema will be included, from some of the latest movies, like “The Pirates” (2014), and critically acclaimed films, such as “A Girl at My Door” (2014)and “Nobody’s Daughter Haewon” (2012), through to animated films like “Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild” (2011).

Modern Korea, as seen through pop music, soap operas

“After the near‐collapse of the world’s financial system has shown that we economists really do not know how the world works, I am much too embarrassed to teach economics anymore, which I have done for many years. I will teach Modern Korean Drama instead,” said Uwe Reinhardt, an economist at Princeton, on the first page of his plan for a lecture titled “Introductory Korean Drama.”