Sam Kim’s father dies in a robbery in the United States
The director invited Hong Sang-soo and Yoo Teo to the Berlin International Film Festival
Here is a summary of the big issues that have happened in the world of pop culture this week.
◆ ‘Decision to break up’ missed the shortlist for the Academy Awards
Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to Break Up’ failed to reach the finals of this year’s Oscar International Feature Film category. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on the 24th, the nominees for the International Feature Film category at the 95th American Academy Awards were ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (Germany) and ‘Argentina, 1985’ (Argentina ). ‘Close’ (Belgium) ‘EO’ (Poland) ‘The Quiet Girl’ (Ireland) Episode 5.
‘Decision to break up’ was listed on the list of 15 preliminary candidates announced on December 21 last year, but was not named in the final round to select and announce 5 of them. Director Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to Break Up’ won the Best Director award at the Cannes International Film Festival last May and has been mentioned as an Oscar finalist.
In response, local media outlets in the United States said it was surprising that director Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to Break Up’ and director Jordan Peele’s ‘Nob’ failed to reach a single category, the Academy’s decision to ignore ‘ an absolute crime.”
◆ Director Hong Sang-soo and Yoo Teo attend the Berlin International Film Festival
Director Hong Sang-soo’s ‘In the Water’ and Yoo Tae-oh’s ‘Past Life’ were officially invited to the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. Director Hong Sang-soo’s 29th film, ‘In the Water’, was invited to the in-counter section, one of the competition sections of the film festival, and stepped on the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival for the fourth consecutive year.
‘Minari’, with Teo Yoo, the North American distributor, A24’s new film, ‘Past Life’, has taken part in the competition section. As a result, Teo Yoo competed for the Silver Bear Award, which is equivalent to the leading actor award.
In addition to these two films, this year’s competition category includes ‘Suzume’s Door Lock’ by Makoto Shinkai, ‘Till the End of the Night’ by Christoph Hochhausler, and ‘Someday We Will’ by Emily Atef. Tell Itchy Other Everything’ (Someday We’ll Invite Tell Every Other Everything).
◆ Kim Ji-young, a former child actor, is suspected of debt and a cat is abandoned
Kim Ji-young, a former child actress, was the subject of controversy over the revelation that she had borrowed money from her ex-boyfriend and failed to pay it back, and the question of getting rid of her cat. Rapper Achilo, who recently claimed to be Kim Ji-young’s ex-boyfriend, revealed on his social media that Kim Ji-young disappeared without paying back.
Achilo said, “Kim Ji-young ran away from home because of domestic violence. My parents had hundreds of millions of dollars, but they took on debt and even rented a room for me. Of course, my parents paid the rent. Kim Ji – the young man left home one day and went to sleep with someone else. He told me not to contact him.”
At the same time, Achilo said, “My father still sleeps for 4 hours and runs as a designated driver because of this money incident. The same goes for my mother. I don’t want to see people who living carelessly on TV. I. It will come off as soon as I pay the money back.” Also, Achilo posted a photo of the cat and criticized Kim Ji-young, who left without responsibility, saying, “He brought it in and said Payyang would send it to him so he could take care of it. Right now , he is loved and well at home.”
In response, Kim Ji-young said, “We are currently in the process of preparing to respond to the content of the article and related issues by receiving legal advice from our parents.”
◆ Singer Sam Kim’s father was shot and killed by a robber in the United States.
According to Seattle Korean News on the 26th (local time), Sam Kim’s father was shot and killed by a robber in his restaurant on the night of the 14th. The victim was initially identified as a Korean father with three children, but was later revealed to be Sam Kim’s father through local Korean media. Armed robbers broke into the restaurant and fired at Sam Kim’s father, robbing him of cash and fleeing. Local police are chasing three suspects.
The funeral of the deceased was held on the 24th with approximately 200 people present, including the Consul General in Seattle and the president of the Seattle Korean Association. Sam Kim’s agency expressed their condolences, saying, “We would appreciate it if you could pray for condolences and rest in peace so that it can be conveyed deeply. We wish the deceased to rest in peace.”
◆ An Ji-seok of House Rules is a druggie singer in his 40s, “Growing hemp at home with kids”
Ahn Ji-seok, a member of the electronic group House Rules, was sentenced to probation for drug charges. Amid the news that one of the drug offenders charged earlier was A, a male singer in his 40s, A was revealed to be Ahn Ji-seok.
The Violent Crime Investigation Department of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office announced that it has arrested and charged a total of 10 people and charged 7 people who have not been detained on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act (hemp). Ahn Ji-seok bought hemp between March and October 2022, and was found to have grown hemp in a family living with small children. At the time of the discovery, Ahn Ji-seok was in possession of 148g of hemp, and he was arrested and indicted on November 8 last year. The first trial court sentenced An Ji-seok to two years in prison and three years of probation, and the prosecution and An Ji-seok appealed.
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