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Visit Korea From Home

Whether you’ve had your travel plans postponed, want to use any extra free time to finally start planning that dream trip, or are simply looking for a new way to while away an afternoon, we’ve put together a guide to some of the top virtual resources available to help you visit Korea from home. Nothing beats an authentic, tangible travel Continue Reading . . .

Latest COVID-19 Travel Advice

Last updated: 31st March 2020 The FCO currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Check the latest FCO advice here. As of 22nd March 2020, all travellers arriving into Korea from the UK and Europe will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must wait up to 24 hours for results. Those with symptoms will be taken into quarantine Continue Reading . . .

[Guardian] Parasite overtakes The Passion of the Christ as biggest ever foreign language film in the UK

Oscar-winning horror-thriller Parasite has become the highest-earning foreign language film at the UK box office, overtaking the 2004 Mel Gibson-directed film The Passion of the Christ. Curzon, the film’s UK distributors, reported that Parasite passed Passion’s cumulative total of £11,078,861 on Friday; Parasite’s closing total that day took it to £11,081,375. By the end of the weekend the film had added another £377,332 Continue Reading . . .

PARASITE social media giveaway – terms & conditions

Parasite still © CJ Entertainment/Curzon No purchase is necessary to participate in this competition Closing date for entries is Sunday 1st March 2020 Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries Entrants must be UK residents and aged 18 or over Multiple entries are allowed, but each entry must be made via a separate comment (e.g. each comment Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization launches ‘Parasite’ advertising campaign in cinemas across the UK

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is tomorrow launching an advertising campaign in UK cinemas to capitalise on the box office success of hit Korean film Parasite. The campaign, which is the first of its kind for KTO London, will begin on Tuesday 25th February and run for the remainder of the Oscar-winning film’s theatrical window in Continue Reading . . .

[CNN Travel] 7 reasons why South Korea is an amazing destination for families

There’s a specific sociological reason why the children’s facilities throughout South Korea are so spectacular, making it a top destination for those traveling with kids. At 1.05 children per woman, South Korea has the lowest birth rate in the world. No expense is spared and often the majority of expendable income and vacation time of the entire extended family is spent on the one Continue Reading . . .

[Screen Daily] ‘Parasite’ expanding to even more UK cinemas after bumper box office

Curzon and Studiocanal look set to add more than 100 screens to the UK release of Parasite following a second successful weekend at the box office. Details are still being finalized but Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning drama is expected to expand from 430 sites to around 550 after taking £2.5m at the UK box office over the weekend, taking its running total to more Continue Reading . . .

[Yahoo] ‘Parasite’ is getting a huge UK cinema expansion following Oscars, Baftas and box office triumph

Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite is getting a big cinema expansion in the UK following its historic Best Picture win at the Oscars. Originally released into just 136 venues on Friday, 7 February, Parasite will expand into over 400 sites across the UK and Ireland on Valentine’s Day after a record-breaking weekend at the box office. The film grossed £1,079,102 from 136 venues with an impressive Continue Reading . . .

[Guardian] Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language winner of best picture

After an awards season marked by its predictability, the Oscars delivered a spectacular final-reel twist on Sunday evening, naming capitalist satire Parasite best picture. Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-drama about an impoverished family who infiltrate the household of a wealthier one is the first film not in the English language to take the top prize. It also took best director, best original screenplay and best international film. . . .